Beloved TwoHey’s Restaurant, Originally Opened in Pasadena in 1943, Will Close February 1

Published : Friday, December 15, 2017 | 1:56 PM

Twohey’s Restaurant

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Originally opened in Pasadena in 1943, the beloved TwoHeys diner-style restaurant in Alhambra said Friday it will permanently close its doors February 1st, 2018, shocking diners who had just seen the venerable institution return to Pasadena with an updated concept.

TwoHeys management confirmed a report which said a new lease agreement between the property owner and restaurant ownership could not be consummated.

Operations Manager Tom Anderson said that management is investigating the possibility of moving to a new location.

“After 75 great years, the original Twohey’s Restaurant will close its doors on February 1st, 2018. Sadly, our lease cannot be extended, so with much regret, we must say goodbye,” said owner Jim Christis.

“From the bottom of our hearts, we thank the City of Alhambra, and all the faithful guests, family and friends that have visited and supported us all throughout the years. Most of all, we would like to thank our incredible staff, as we have been truly honored to have had such a talented, professional and loyal group of coworkers,” Christos wrote.

In the early 1950’s, TwoHeys left Pasadena and moved to its present location at the intersection of Huntington Drive and Atlantic Boulevard in Alhambra, where it served up family-friendly American Fare including their famous burgers, onion rings, award-winning soda fountain hot fudge sundaes.

Just last month, TwoHeys came back to Pasadena with TwoHeys Tavern, a beautiful, upscale contemporary restaurant on East Foothill Boulevard which serves an elevated interpretation of nostalgic meals.

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