Bahooka’s Baubles To Help Revive Clifton’s Pacific Seas Cafeteria

Bahooka Photo: Sam Howzit/Flickr

We recently mourned the loss of Bahooka, Rosemead’s Tiki legend, by looking at our region’s remaining strongholds of Tiki culture. Soon there will be another destination on the map, as L.A. Magazine reports that Andrew Meieran has purchased a lot of Bahooka’s decor for the reopening of Clifton’s Cafeteria. Meiran plans to revive Clifton’s Pacific Seas Cafeteria, a tropical-themed adjunct that was paved over to provide more parking. With his new stash that includes a vintage diving helmet, canoes, and gas pumps, Merian says, “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.” [LA Mag; Earlier]