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Twohey’s Restaurant Won’t Close, Announces Move to New Location in South Pasadena

Published on Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 6:08 pm

The original Twohey’s Restaurant in Alhambra, facing permanent closure next week, announced late Thursday it will relocate to South Pasadena and will remain open in its current location until the move in Spring of 2018.

Until today’s revelation, diners in droves mourned the venerable institution’s passing, previously scheduled to be January 30.

But Thursday’s statement said the original Twohey’s Restaurant not only has found a new home and is relocating to the neighboring city of South Pasadena but will stay open in the meantime.

“We have been unable to reach a new lease agreement at our Alhambra location. However, we are able to stay on month-to-month to keep our staff employed and serve our customers during our transition to the new location in South Pasadena,” Jim Christos, an owner, said.

Christos said the management was saddened to move from Alhambra.

“We … are grateful for the support from the community throughout the years. The tremendous outpouring of love and loyalty during this time has been overwhelming, with legions of friends, family, and guests sharing their unique stories of what Twohey’s Restaurant has meant to them. Though, it is bittersweet, we are excited for this new chapter and to continue the Twohey’s Restaurant legacy in South Pasadena,” Christos said.

Twohey’s Restaurant originally opened in Pasadena in 1943.

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 November, 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.

Christos said that Twohey’s Restaurant South Pasadena location will be at 424 Fair Oaks Avenue. For future updates on the opening, please visit

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