East Beach Grill Closing?

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I head the East Beach Grill is closing, does anyone know for sure?

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Flicka Jun 16, 2017 09:05 AM
East Beach Grill Closing?

Yes, article in the Independent sounds like the city wants dinner served and the place to be a "high class" restaurant, in other words "expensive".

Channelfog Jun 16, 2017 01:27 PM
East Beach Grill Closing?

$400,000 per year rent works out to well over $1000 dollars per day... for rent on a restaurant! This is precisely the attitude that has made SB unaffordable for all but the super wealthy. The carpet bagger mayor from New York once said that because SB is so nice we should all be willing to pay more to live here. She had no consideration for the middle class or their children who have lived here decades or generations and are being forced to work multiple jobs or leave. How much quality of life must one surrender to live in [endure] SB? The life we once enjoyed in SB exists not now. If we did not know that the SB we once knew and loved, no longer existed and had left us years ago, it would have been very hard for us to leave. For many decades I could never imagine leaving, 'Why would I ever leave?' We are extremely grateful that we realized the truth in time, and that we moved on. Way on, to the other side of the planet where we can once again live the simple, affordable, open space life that SB once afforded us. We miss our friends and family, but we miss not, that which SB has become. The past is but a memory, an exceedingly sweet memory I might add, but just a memory.

SoCalMommy Jun 15, 2017 04:31 PM
East Beach Grill Closing?

SB is just not what it used to be... It's so sad to see this place being turned into a tourist town with all the unique mom & pop places being run out of town by greedy land owners.

a-1558868811 Jun 15, 2017 03:48 PM
East Beach Grill Closing?

Yep, city not renewing their lease since he would not accept a rent increase from about $200,000 to $400,000 a year. Good article in the Independent.

Channelfog Jun 15, 2017 02:27 PM
East Beach Grill Closing?

Starting in the 80's, John Williams and his late wife Bonnie, busted butt making Char west and the East beach Grill into popular, successful, locally owned restaurants. I worked as a finish carpenter building Char West on the wharf, when the wharf was re-opened, and was impressed by John Williams' work ethic and friendly demeanor. He passed this legacy on to a local, hard working employee. It is sad that SB and the SB City policies are so unafordable that this long time, locally owned business is going under. R.I.P.

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