Twohey’s restaurant, moving from Alhambra to South Pasadena, is scheduled to open its doors sometime in October.
A plan check submittal was approved by the City of South Pasadena on the establishment that has been serving meals for 75 years and is known for its traditional fare – the original Stinko Burger and ice cream sundaes among the more popular menu items.
The restaurant has a solid and longtime following. Twohey’s officially closed its doors at its current location on Feb. 1.
In late 2017, restaurant officials announced they did not renew their lease on the restaurant at the intersection of Huntington Dr. and Atlantic Blvd., explaining they were unable to reach an agreement.
Sadly, Twohey’s spokesperson Jim Christos said the lease cannot be extended and thanked the City of Alhambra, loyal Twohey’s workers, family and friends who have supported the restaurant over the years.
“We are saddened to move from Alhambra and are grateful for the support from the community throughout the years,” Christos said in a statement. “The tremendous outpouring of love and loyalty during this time has been overwhelming, with legions of friends, family and guests sharing their unique stories of what Twohey’s Restaurant has meant to them. Though, it is bittersweet, we are excited for this new chapter and to continue the Twohey’s Restaurant legacy in South Pasadena.”
Twohey’s originally opened in Pasadena in 1943 before moving to its present location a year later. It’s new location at 424 Fair Oaks Avenue will be at the former home of Carmine’s, which occupied the space from 1989 to 2016. Craft Hill was there for a short period of time before closing its doors.
While Twohey’s in Alhambra is closing, ownership recently opened the Foothill restaurant at 2835 E Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena. In a comfortable setting, it features salads, burgers, and traditional home-style dinners, along with a wide range of beers, drinks and cocktails.
Twohey’s plans to stay open in its current Alhambra space until it makes the move to South Pasadena.