Des Plaines gets a new tiki bar

Published6/27/2008 12:08 AM

Good news for those of us who like tropical drinks with umbrellas and Don Ho crooning in the background - now you can do a tiki bar hop down River Road.

A new tiki bar is open in Des Plaines at Lee and Oakton streets.


The Tiki Terrace, 1591 Lee St., is billing its great food and spectacular shows featuring Des Plaines' own Barefoot Hawaiians.

For more information visit or call (847) 795-8454.

It joins the truly-worth-the-trip Hala-Kahiki, at 2834 River Road in River Grove.

New business hosts open house: Christine Pusateri, a longtime Elk Grove Village resident, was part of the contingent of massage therapists asking the village board to keep allowing new massage therapists in town.

Her new establishment is still allowed under the ban that trustees backed despite these protests.

She has recently opened Pusateri Massage Therapy Center to bring the community the therapeutic benefits of massage.

She is hosting an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday 60 Turner Ave., 2nd Floor, with complimentary chair massages and refreshments.

Learn about China: Brush up on your China knowledge before this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing by attending a talk at the Des Plaines Public Library.

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Bill Helmuth, who lived in Hong Kong for three years and traveled extensively throughout China, will share his insights as the country enters the world stage in August.

Helmuth will discuss his historical and cultural perspectives, art, architecture and religious traditions.

As director of sales for Time-Life Books in Asia, Helmuth has traveled to more than 100 countries, flown 4 million miles and lived on four continents.

He will give his presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Ave. The program is free.

Registration is required at or at (847) 376-2787.

Your tips and happenings can be forwarded to or (847) 427-4492.

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