Loyal patrons of Tommy Bahama in downtown Laguna Beach gathered at the restaurant on Tuesday night to bid farewell to the beloved establishment.
After rumors circulated about the restaurant closing, a statement was issued earlier this week from Tommy Bahama’s headquarters stating that the Laguna Beach location would be closed as of Nov. 6.
“In order to meet the overall goals of our business strategy, we are continually evaluating all Tommy Bahama retail and restaurant locations to ensure they are meeting the needs of our guests and performing as planned,” the statement read. “As a result, there are times when we need to make adjustments to our business.”
Sam Goldstein, owner of the Heisler building that housed Tommy Bahama for a decade, confirmed that the restaurant had a 10-year lease with options to renew. Goldstein said he had a “very good working relationship” with the company and is “sorry they are leaving.”
“We have enjoyed being part of the community and remain committed to our guests in Orange County,” the statement from corporate said. “We invite them to visit us at our recently remodeled Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store at Corona Del Mar Plaza in Newport Beach, stores in Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo and Irvine, and online at tommybahama.com.”Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:
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