According to LA Mag's Chris Nichols, Andrew Meieran, owner of the Edison who's rebuilding Clifton's Cafeteria, bought all of the marquee items to decorate Clifton's tiki floor. "We'll have the tikis, the gas pumps, the canoes. The diving helmet is a beautiful thing," says Meieran. "We're taking a little Southern California legend and fusing it into the Clifton's legacy. We're losing one and somehow it's all coming back together."
Bahooka closed on March 9 and fans of the 46-year-old restaurant waited up to four hours on the final weekend. Luckily, we found a moment of relative calm to have our last flaming drink and say goodbye to Ruffus. Look for the new Clifton's to reopen, and Bahooka to be reborn, by Christmas.