Monday, February 12, 2007

Woody's A Look Back At the Closing

Dear Friends -- one week ago tonight the legendary Woody's at the Beach restaurant and bar closed its doors after a nearly 10 year highly successful run. The 3 partners took advantage of the hot Laguna real estate market and sold the building to the Avila family for a new, fun Mexican restaurant and bar.

There was a packed house at Woody's all night long. It was so crowded that the Laguna Beach Fire Marshall and the Police had to shut Woody's down due to just too many people around 9:00 pm. After some folks left, it was reopened about an hour later and stayed packed until the final drink was served just before 2:00 am.

Above is managing partner Joel Herzer with friends at the party:

Now it appears after a swift remodel with some beautiful murals and some bright colors the brand new Laguna El Ranchito (1305 S. Coast Highway) is set to open this Monday, February 12th from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Come on by and support this exciting new restaurant and bar. I hear they have excellent margaritas and delicious and reasonably priced food.

Lots of fun and lots of history at 1305 S. Coast Highway:

The bartenders baring all just before the final bell:

We at SAVE the BOOM!!! will keep you posted on what's happening in Laguna. Thank you very much.

Here is another photo from Woody's closing party for your viewing pleasure:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Woody's was purchased specifically to create yet another "family" (read: not gay) restaurant, and here you are promoting it? One of the final remaining places gays could escape Orange County homophobes and that feels fair to you?


The Avilas won't get one gay dime from me. They'll have to rely on their "family" crowd -- you know, like the 267 other mexican restaurants in Laguna that are straight.