The sad day has finally arrived: The Cottage Restaurant, a Laguna Beach landmark for 48 years, will shut its doors forever tonight, Dec. 26, after dinner service.
As Patch reported earlier this month, the owners of the land where the 1917-constructed building sits decided to sell. The new owners have plans to turn it into another restaurant.
The announcement of the closure took many Cottage customers by surprise, some of who left comments on Laguna Beach Patch.
"My wedding was in Laguna and we had our rehearsal dinner at The Cottage -- its always been special to me. Sorry to see it go!," wrote Janelle.
"Wow, I and my family will miss it terribly," wrote Annie Hopkins. "I've been going here all my life. It is our go-to place for breakfast and have had many dinners there as well. First Jolly Roger, Royal Hawaiian, and now this. For my family, there aren't many other places that are 'affordable' and good anymore."
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