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August 24, 1999
The countdown continues on the Cannery's closing. Tonight, the Daily Pilot holds its second "Toast to Tuesdays" to commemorate the Newport institution's final days. One more of the Pilot's Tuesday parties, on Sept. 7, is open to the public. Appetizers are provided, and there is a no-host bar. So if you have a Cannery memory, or want to make one before it's too late, come on out. If you can't make it tonight, there are a few other chances. Speak Up Newport will hold its next meeting, Sept.
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August 23, 2013
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NEWS
February 18, 2001
Young Chang When Bill Hamilton announced the closure of the Cannery Restaurant in Newport Beach in 1999, customers reminisced about good times over steaks and seafood and mourned the loss of a piece of harbor history. Emotions were high. Many protested plans to demolish the restaurant and replace it with condominiums. But others welcomed the idea of peace and quiet. A month after the Cannery's closure, Newport Beach resident Jack Croul bought the property from developers, with plans to reopen it as a restaurant.
NEWS
September 9, 1999
Noaki Schwartz NEWPORT BEACH -- For many, the demise of the Cannery means more than just the end of another beachfront restaurant, but the loss of a precious link to city's maritime past. The small porthole to the early beginnings of this fishing community will close Sunday. But, in a modern community increasingly populated by extravagant dockside homes, holding on to the Cannery is almost like trying to stop time, said Bill Hamilton, 75, one of the restaurant's primary owners.
NEWS
October 19, 1999
Noaki Schwartz NEWPORT BEACH -- The Cannery Restaurant won't be canned after all. Only a month after patrons mourned its closing, after neighbors celebrated the prospect of quieter condos in its place and others protested the loss of the local landmark, it appears the Cannery will survive. Newport resident Jack Croul, co-chairman of Santa Ana-based Behr Process Corporation, is purchasing the property and intends to reopen the Cannery as a restaurant.
NEWS
August 18, 2003
June Casagrande It's been 15 years since Richard Luehrs and Bill Hamilton first cooked up the idea for the Taste of Newport, 15 years of watching this fledgling idea grow into a stunning success. And for Luehrs, now is as good a time as any to stop and reflect. "Every year our focus is so set on the immediate issues of the Taste of Newport, this year, I really wanted to step back and take a look at why it's so successful," said Luehrs, president of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, which will put on this year's Taste of Newport from Sept.
NEWS
September 7, 2003
June Casagrande The year was 1988 and the city's restaurateurs saw trouble brewing on the horizon. Newport's dining scene looked like it was on the decline, especially to Bill Hamilton, then owner of the Cannery Restaurant and Malarkey's Pub. And of course, any concern of local business is a concern for the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Hamilton discussed his waning business with chamber president Richard Luehrs. Irvine, Tustin, Orange and South County were developing and, as they did, they were poised to muscle in on Newport's position as a fine-dining destination.
NEWS
September 23, 1999
In my opinion, the residents of Newport Beach are extremely fortunate to have one of the very best law enforcement agencies possible. For the most part it is taken for granted and not properly appreciated by most of us -- until we need their assistance! The Newport Beach Police Department provides many services to the community. One of the least known is the Citizens Police Academy. This 12-week program is offered to local residents to increase their understanding of the department's numerous operations.
NEWS
September 9, 1999
Greg Risling CANNERY VILLAGE -- Bill Hamilton knows there is a beginning and an end to almost everything. Endings are always sad, he figures, whether it is a funeral, the final chapter of a good book or leaving a job. He didn't think this was going to end. When the great wooden doors shut for the last time at the Cannery Restaurant on Sunday, so closes a memorable and good chunk of Hamilton's career. The 75-year-old operator of the waterfront restaurant has been trying to let go, but the sentimental feelings continually wash over him. "I'm trying to prepare myself for the end of a career," he said.
NEWS
January 29, 2000
In regard to the Greenlight initiative, what I have seen so far on that is extremely confusing. And it would really take away from any person or group of people that wanted to put a reasonable business in this community. If you are going to go for that, you better really think about it. That is not slow growth; that is like stop growth. And it is far from reasonable. DAN MARCHEANO Owner of The Arches Restaurant Newport Beach I am calling about the Greenlight initiative.
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NEWS
September 7, 2003
June Casagrande The year was 1988 and the city's restaurateurs saw trouble brewing on the horizon. Newport's dining scene looked like it was on the decline, especially to Bill Hamilton, then owner of the Cannery Restaurant and Malarkey's Pub. And of course, any concern of local business is a concern for the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Hamilton discussed his waning business with chamber president Richard Luehrs. Irvine, Tustin, Orange and South County were developing and, as they did, they were poised to muscle in on Newport's position as a fine-dining destination.
NEWS
August 18, 2003
June Casagrande It's been 15 years since Richard Luehrs and Bill Hamilton first cooked up the idea for the Taste of Newport, 15 years of watching this fledgling idea grow into a stunning success. And for Luehrs, now is as good a time as any to stop and reflect. "Every year our focus is so set on the immediate issues of the Taste of Newport, this year, I really wanted to step back and take a look at why it's so successful," said Luehrs, president of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, which will put on this year's Taste of Newport from Sept.
NEWS
May 6, 2001
It was the fall of 1999 when The Cannery restaurant closed its doors to the public. The historical old fish cannery and then-popular restaurant run by Bill Hamilton was a victim, it seemed, of a community that was fast tiring of its quality of life being chipped away. Hamilton, facing competition from other restaurants, wanted to offer live entertainment in the evenings. But residents in Cannery Village and along the harbor fought the move. Hamilton, a restaurant business icon, lost the war and called it quits.
NEWS
May 1, 2001
Mathis Winkler CANNERY VILLAGE -- At the moment, the Cannery won't welcome patrons. It pretty much hasn't for the past 20 months, since its former owner, Bill Hamilton, closed up shop in September 1999. But if things go smoothly, the restaurant's new owners plan to open for business in September. And when they bring one of Newport Beach's eating institutions back to life, they hope to do so with a sense of history. That's where it gets tricky, because Hamilton's Cannery was a reincarnation of the original Western Canners Co., which began operations about 1919 and went out of business in 1966.
NEWS
February 18, 2001
Young Chang When Bill Hamilton announced the closure of the Cannery Restaurant in Newport Beach in 1999, customers reminisced about good times over steaks and seafood and mourned the loss of a piece of harbor history. Emotions were high. Many protested plans to demolish the restaurant and replace it with condominiums. But others welcomed the idea of peace and quiet. A month after the Cannery's closure, Newport Beach resident Jack Croul bought the property from developers, with plans to reopen it as a restaurant.
NEWS
January 29, 2000
In regard to the Greenlight initiative, what I have seen so far on that is extremely confusing. And it would really take away from any person or group of people that wanted to put a reasonable business in this community. If you are going to go for that, you better really think about it. That is not slow growth; that is like stop growth. And it is far from reasonable. DAN MARCHEANO Owner of The Arches Restaurant Newport Beach I am calling about the Greenlight initiative.
NEWS
October 19, 1999
Noaki Schwartz NEWPORT BEACH -- The Cannery Restaurant won't be canned after all. Only a month after patrons mourned its closing, after neighbors celebrated the prospect of quieter condos in its place and others protested the loss of the local landmark, it appears the Cannery will survive. Newport resident Jack Croul, co-chairman of Santa Ana-based Behr Process Corporation, is purchasing the property and intends to reopen the Cannery as a restaurant.
NEWS
September 25, 1999
Alex Coolman Newport Beach, the sleepy town by the sea, becomes sleepier by the day as its local spots for night life slowly fade out of business. The Cannery Restaurant. Snug Harbor. Windows on the Bay. One by one they drop out of the scene, leaving vacant storefronts and empty parking lots. For residents whose first priority is a good night's rest, this is no doubt a welcome development. But for the businesspeople whose livelihood depends on entertainment -- not to mention the locals and tourists who enjoy spending a night on the town -- the loss of area bars, clubs and restaurants has raised a disconcerting question: Why, they ask, is it so hard for nightlife to survive in Newport Beach?
NEWS
September 23, 1999
In my opinion, the residents of Newport Beach are extremely fortunate to have one of the very best law enforcement agencies possible. For the most part it is taken for granted and not properly appreciated by most of us -- until we need their assistance! The Newport Beach Police Department provides many services to the community. One of the least known is the Citizens Police Academy. This 12-week program is offered to local residents to increase their understanding of the department's numerous operations.
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