Wrecking balls meet home of the Golden Globes?

My old pal at Variety Gabriel Snyder today reports that the truckstop known as the Beverly Hilton will be getting a half-billion facelift. tiki.jpg

While the construction isn’t supposed to affect the Globes (as if it could – the whole ballroom is so soused, you could pickle a herring just walking to the stage) buried in the bottom of the piece is the terrifying news that Trader Vic’s is scheduled to be razed to the ground.

Alas, alas: If we had a nickel for every Mai Tai we’d consumed at Vic’s while waiting for the Globes to kick off…Well, we’d probably have at least enough to buy a Mai Tai at Trader Vic’s.