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By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | July 20, 2010
Two conspicuously vacant properties along Mariner's Mile in Newport Beach may get a breath of life when a high-end boutique and a trendy Los Angeles restaurant move in soon. A'Maree's, a women's dress shop on Westcliff Drive, plans to move to the large white building with sweeping arches at 2241 W. Coast Hwy. It most recently housed Windows on the Bay, a restaurant that opened in the late 1990s and closed around 2000. Before that, two other restaurants were at the location: Stuft Shirt and Cano's.
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BUSINESS
By Brianna Bailey | March 12, 2010
After abruptly closing in January, The Arches, a landmark Newport Beach eatery, is moving to a new home on Westcliff Drive. Longtime owner Dan Marcheano said Friday that he expects the restaurant to be open for business in six to eight weeks at its new location, 1617 Westcliff Drive, No. 121, next to an upscale women’s clothing boutique in Westcliff Plaza. The space was once home to the Ristorante Max Italian. “I got my butt kicked at the last place, but I’m coming back and coming back with a vengeance,” Marcheano said.
NEWS
October 25, 2004
Alicia Robinson In 1974, Fashion Island was just starting out, and Corona del Mar was still a village when Los Angeles attorney Ron Schwartz partnered with twin brothers Ed and Chuck Smythe to open a restaurant and bar honoring the Smythes' Celtic heritage. A venerable institution in Newport Beach, and one of its only authentic Irish pubs, Muldoon's Dublin Pub and Celtic Bar on Sunday kicked off a 30th-anniversary celebration that will last all year.
NEWS
May 13, 2005
Andrew Edwards A lawsuit involving a once-popular Mariners' Mile hangout is scheduled to be heard Monday in Orange County Superior Court. The lawsuit stems from the January closure of Margaritaville Mexican Cantina, a Coast Highway restaurant, by its owner James Bellino. Bellino's landlord, identified in a court document as Marta Bhathal, has alleged Bellino failed to keep Margaritaville running and to pay increased rent, among other claims.
BUSINESS
By Brianna Bailey | March 6, 2008
Former Newport Beach Mayor Tod Ridgeway confirmed Wednesday he owns the building that houses a popular sushi restaurant police allege is operating as an illegal nightclub. Police claim the restaurant Fury Rok & Rol Sushi Lounge, 4221 Dolphin Striker Way, generates a high number of drunk driving arrests in the neighborhood and that its parking lot is a haven for illicit activity including the possible use of illegal drugs. Ridgeway said he expected the clash between the city and his tenant to be resolved soon, but declined to comment further.
NEWS
May 31, 2000
Sue Doyle NEWPORT BEACH -- The doors to Sid's Steakhouse closed abruptly Tuesday for reasons that had nothing to do with the 27 health code violations filed earlier this month against the popular restaurant. The closure had everything to do with staffing problems, said owner-turned-fugitive Sid Soffer, who manages the restaurant from Las Vegas. During a phone interview Tuesday, Soffer said he shut down the restaurant because it had become too difficult to manage employees from so far away.
NEWS
August 4, 2011
A kitchen fire broke out Thursday at The Arches restaurant in Newport Beach but was quickly extinguished, authorities said. A small grease fire began about 1:27 p.m. inside a grease duct at the restaurant's new location, 1617 Westcliff Drive, said Newport Beach Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Schulz. Firefighters put out the fire about 20 minutes after it started, Schulz said. Some 20 patrons were in the restaurant and smoke was coming out of the roof, but the smoke did not go into the dining area, said Arches employee Brice Mirtle.
NEWS
December 1, 1999
Amy R. Spurgeon NEWPORT BEACH -- The next time you park free of charge in the valet lot at The Old Spaghetti Factory on Newport Boulevard, send your regards to Gus Dussin. The founder of the giant pasta purveyor insisted on it. In 1969, Dussin's vision of selling spaghetti at a good price caught on quickly. It seemed people liked his ingredients for success: affordable pasta with all the fixings -- bread, salad and dessert. The Old Spaghetti Factory's origins are traced to Portland, Ore. The family-run chain consists of 34 restaurants nationwide.
BUSINESS
By Jessie Brunner | April 2, 2007
A lot has changed since Doug Cavanaugh opened the first Ruby's Diner on the end of the Balboa Pier 25 years ago, but the menu description of the 1940s-style restaurant's classic RubyBurger — Cavanaugh's favorite — remains the same: simple and delicious. Over the years, the restaurant chain's original menu of burgers, hot dogs, fries, chili and chowder has evolved to include fish tacos, a Chinese chicken salad and quesadillas, and 44 more stores have opened in eight states since a 26-year-old Cavanaugh labored to turn an old, vacant bait shop at the end of the pier into an enticing eatery.
NEWS
July 7, 2009
Dan Marcheano will return to the site of his original restaurant in Newport Beach today as a guest bartender during a fundraiser for the U.S. Marines. Rick John and David Pyle, two local businessmen, have agreed to match the bartenders’ tips and donate the money to the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, which the city adopted as its own. The fundraiser will begin at 5 p.m. at A Restaurant at 3334 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. Marcheano had been the proprietor of Arches restaurant for 25 years when he moved the restaurant to a new location in 2007.
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