Jerry and Carol Collamer, San Clemente
Owning and operating a successful restaurant of any size takes a special magic: good food, good prices, good location and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Oh, and excellent management too.
Subtract any of these six ingredients and kiss your foodie dream goodbye.
A study by a restaurant organization claims 50 percent of new eateries go bust in five years.
That said, there’s one other fly in a lasting recipe: the property owner.
The Beach Garden Cafe at San Clemente Pier passes every test of lasting neighborhood restaurant standards (as in 20 years’ worth) except for that last bit—the property owner who has other plans for the best little breakfast/lunch beach eatery.
Beach Garden, you’re the best of the best. Thank you for an amazing run. You will be missed.
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