|A floating tiki bar. (Times Union photo)|
The purchase of an expensive toy last summer turned into a new business for local entrepreneur Larry Davis.Go here for the full story.
Davis, whose varied holdings include the Rensselaer-based tech firm CommSoft, in June launched the area’s first floating, motorized tiki bar, keeping it at his Lake George camp. ... (I)t attracted such attention that Davis, who had speculated about becoming a dealer for Cruisin’ Tikis, struck an agreement with the company to manufacture the watercraft.
Thus was born Tiki Boat-works [which] has been building the vessels since January in its headquarters in a Colonie industrial park. Five of the tiki barges are in various stages of construction in the warehouse.
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