One of the strongest bonds in Newport-Mesa is evident in how local businesses support community needs and causes.
The financial commitment of business assisting local health and welfare, education and social services is a hallmark of community goodwill. This has developed through the decades into a strong tradition. Clearly, it is a tradition that is good for business and good for society.
In old Newport Beach, a pub and dining room on the Balboa Peninsula that we fondly know as Malarky's was established in 1977 by Newport restaurateur Bill Hamilton Sr. Hamilton, who also founded the iconic Cannery Restaurant on the waterfront, opened Malarky's Irish Pub in one of the original early 20th century structures on Newport Boulevard near City Hall.
After 33 years in business, Hamilton retired and sold Malarky's to Newport Beach resident and youthful restaurateur Mario Marovic, the entrepreneur behind Corona del Mar's successful Landmark Steakhouse on East Coast Highway and other restaurant/pubs in Orange County. As both a resident and businessman in the community, Marovic's goal is to be a steward of good citizenship, fostering and promoting the relationship between business and community.