Boom Boom Room reluctantly shut it’s doors. Since 2005 Patrick O’Loughlin had continued to manage the restaurant, bar and hotel for the current owner Steven Udar-Hazy. Now only the hotel and the Coast Liquor store remained open.
Dad passed at age 92, two months shy of 93, and a year before this closure. We honored him with a large memorial at Tivoli Too. Retired Chief Spreine hosted the event for us in honor of dad as one of Laguna’s first of three police officers. Dad’s four adult kids gave the city police department his police badge at this time. It hangs proudly upstairs in the Police station. The next day, family, who flew and drove in from afar, met at the Coast Inn for one last breakfast. The Boom Cafe staff set up one long table on the south side of the bar for us followed by excellent service. It all worked out so nicely. I was very glad to be part of this era and mourn the closing day as well.