Remembering Bygone Merchants



After attending a most enjoyable evening of the “Lagunatics” show, one of the numbers “Down in Laguna,” listed about five long gone downtown businesses.

My memory was stimulated to remember over 50 more!

See those listed below. I only go back to about 1960 in Laguna so I’m sure there are many, many more. I encourage long time Lagunans to send them in.

Victor Hugo Restaurant, Pottery Shack, McCalla Pharmacy, JC Penney, Shields Hardware, House Of Hyun, Pomodoro  Restaurant, Strachans Electric, Marquis Motors, Tommy Ayres Chevrolet, Allen Olds/Cadillac, Ford dealer Larry Hunt, Bill Thomas Cameras, Sorrento Grille, Laguna Lumber, Peacock Insurance, Ward & Harrington Lumber, Telonic Ind., Marriner’s Stationers, Larry Hunt Service Station, Frisbie Welding, Upchurch Books, A&P Grocery, Latitude 33 Books, Dilley’s Bookstore, Carpenters, Coast Inn, Dean Witter, Jurgensen’s, Arby’s, First Calif. Bank,  Benton’s Restaurant, Gourmet Pantry, Jack’s Barber Shop, Chicken Little, Javier’s Restaurant, Five Feet restaurant, Trattoria, Cedar Creek, The Ivy restaurant, Trotters, Hayes Jewelers, Andree’s restaurant, Silver Images, Hedges Paint, Wells Paint, Ricky Wilson Cabinets, The Keg, Bob Boyd’s French Restaurant, Boyle’s Hardware, Las Ondas Bar, Wood’s Cove Bar and Old Brussels.


Don Barda, Laguna Beach

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