Let's start 2010 with some good news. Not only has the old Casino San Clemente (1937) been saved from destruction, but the new owners are turning it back into the kind of dancing and dining venue it once was. And better yet, they're consulting with the San Clemente Historical Society to make sure they get it right! (Asking local historians for advice on matters relating to local history?!? What a crazy idea!) Their grand re-opening was a big New Year's Eve party.
Kudos to both the S.C. Historical Society and LAB Holdings, LLC for saving this colorful part of Orange County's past!
I apologize for the crummy image above, but for some reason it's the only photo of the Casino I could beg, borrow, or (in this case) steal on relatively short notice.