The landmark Cottage Restaurant across from the Laguna Art Museum on Coast Highway served its last meal Wednesday afternoon.
As Patch reported earlier this month, restaurant owner Jennifer McCulley was forced to shut her business because the separate owner of the Cottage property and its 1917-constructed building opted to lease it to another tenant, Urth Caffé, a Los Angeles-based micro-chain which specializes in organic coffees, teas, and healthy grub.
It isn't yet known when Urth Caffé will open.
Wednesday was a hectic one for McCulley and her staff.
"It's been very emotional," she told Patch. "It's been happy, sad ... it's just run the gamut."
McCulley isn't sure what she'll do next.
Meanwhile, a final Cottage yard sale, including equipment and assorted other items, is set to happen on Friday, Dec. 28, starting at 9 a.m. at the restaurant. The public is welcome.
*Watch the short video of the Cottage's last day above, and leave your thoughts on the Cottage's passing below in the comments section ...