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Clifton's Pacific Seas, Los Angeles, CA (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4314
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-03-11 6:29 pm   Permalink

Hang10Tiki,

If you like the Clifton's postcards, there are at least 40 or more out there, so happy hunting!

Here is a souvenir photo folder from the Pacific Seas and Brookdale I got a little while back.



No photo inside, but you can see the shots of both locations.



Back of the folder.



Now this is really amazing.


Obviously before food stamps.

DC


 
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finky099
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Joined: May 15, 2012
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2013-09-03 2:27 pm   Permalink

Anyone heard any updates/timing on the "rebirth" of Clifton's Pacific Seas lately?

 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-09-03 2:33 pm   Permalink

It's the Clifton's Brookdale (only) location that is undergoing refurbishment.
It's supposed to reopen later this year.

www.cliftonscafeteria.com

Interesting article about the owner of Clifton's Cafeteria and his mistress.

http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2013/06/cliftons_cafteria_clifford_clinton.php


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finky099
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2013-09-03 11:08 pm   Permalink

Thanks, TikiLongBeach. "The Pacific Seas, a Polynesian themed Tiki bar will open in honor of the original Clifton's Pacific Seas that originally stood on Olive Street." Sounds like a cool addition to the place they are refurbing. Don't know why I was thinking they were re-opening a whole new, separate restaurant.

I remember reading that article the other week. Somebody on here (maybe you?) had posted it. Pretty interesting.


 
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Pineappleman11
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Posted: 2013-12-28 08:06 am   Permalink

When is Clifton's scheduled to reopen? I see a bunch of conflicting info online and there website isn't very helpful

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-12-28 1:20 pm   Permalink

The info I have (from the folks working on it) is
there will be a new cafeteria, Tiki Bar, shops & upscale restaurant
as part of the renovation, the funding of the project took a while to get in place
so actual work on the project just started a few months ago & it will take a year or more to finish.


 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2013-12-28 11:28 pm   Permalink

A year or more?!? Yikes!!!

Oh well...

Actually, the most unsettling think about this new info is the word "upscale"... that sounds diametrically opposed to the entire spirit of Clifton's, and their humanitarian history of lending a helping hand to those in need.

I guess we'll have to wait and see!
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-01-30 4:55 pm   Permalink

New one today





 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2014-03-06 10:08 pm   Permalink

Ralph talks about Clifton's Pacific Sea at 5:40

Things That Arent Here Anymore with Ralph Story (KCET - PBS)


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kiara
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Posted: 2014-04-02 10:47 pm   Permalink

Exterior side view of Clifton's Pacific Seas.



 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-05-02 12:15 pm   Permalink

Kiara,

Nice slide photo. I have seen all of the postcards but very few actual photos from Clifton's Pacific Seas, so I did a little web research.

Some color shots of the exterior.












And a few black and white shots.







Quite a sight.

DC


 
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finky099
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2014-07-09 09:59 am   Permalink

ATP or anyone else who may have "connections"- have you heard any updates on how the renovations are progressing (if at all)? Been about 6 months since the last time we heard it'd be a year or more. Which means only 6 months or more. now, right! Er...probably not.

Mahalo for any tidbits anyone has.

Ryan


 
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The Below Decks
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Joined: Apr 26, 2013
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Posted: 2014-07-09 10:27 am   Permalink

Here's a Clifton's Pacific Seas sign specially commissioned and made for The Below Decks from the brilliant artist and carver, and friend to all things tiki, Lake Tiki!





 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-07-09 11:52 am   Permalink

All I have heard it's on schedule & alot of people are working on it
to get it done in time, I will see if anyone wants to volunteer more info.


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-07-13 10:29 am   Permalink

Just to keep the record straight, the renovations are at the Brookdale location, not the Pacific Seas. So post over on that thread. It's not that confusing.

A cool postcard showing Danny Van Allen, the band leader at the Clifton's Pacific Seas.




DC


 
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