Legendary Twohey’s of Alhambra will permanently close its doors at the beginning of the year as the restaurant’s lease was not renewed. The restaurant and its mid-century modern styled building and interior ceiling lamp decor, cozy beige circular booths, acrylic encased vintage model cars and dozens of historical photographs of the 1950’s era will close February 1st, 2018.
The restaurant’s owner Jim Christos and family recently opened Twohey’s Tavern in Pasadena just in time for the holiday season, an updated modern take on the original with an upscale menu that retained some items from the original, such as the updated Stinko 2.0 Burger, onion rings, and fries.
The original Twohey’s had also just recently celebrated a milestone anniversary. The popular Alhambra family restaurant has been serving up Americana favorites and comfort food—like the Stinko Burger so named for its caramelized onions and house garlic sauce—along with other favorites like their famous hot fudge sundaes, for 75 years.
Twohey’s opened in Pasadena in 1943 by then-owner Jack Twohey on Arroyo Blvd. It then moved to the current Alhambra at the Huntington Drive and Atlantic Boulevard a decade later. At one point the landmark restaurant boasted over 300 menu items, but recently it pared down the menu and raised some prices after its recent anniversary.
“After 75 great years, the original Twohey’s Restaurant will close its doors on February 1st, 2018. Sadly, our lease cannot be extended, so with much regret, we must say goodbye,” said Christos in a press release where he thanked the City of Alhambra, patrons, family, friends, and staff for their support.