Owners of Boardwalk offer thanks
It is with great sorrow that my family announces the closing of our longtime restaurant The Boardwalk on El Camino Real in Los Altos.
Thirty-eight years ago my husband Bernie Tougas and I opened The Boardwalk restaurant as a burger and hot-sandwich eatery for the community to enjoy great food, relax with friends, bring the kids after their ball games, play pinball, grab lunch during the week and watch a favorite sports team with a group of like-minded fans.
It is time to say goodbye and to thank you all for allowing us to be part of the community for so many years.
We would like to thank the city of Los Altos for its long-term partnership and support. It’s been wonderful to see this little town mature and blossom over the past quarter century and in recent years.
To members of The Boardwalk staff, past and present, we are grateful for your dedication and hard work.
Without you, The Boardwalk’s success would not have been possible.
Most of all, we thank the residents of Los Altos and surrounding communities for sharing your time, your families and your appetites with us for the past 38 years. It has been a pleasure to serve you all.
Doris Tougas and family
Why not bring Boardwalk downtown?
It appears that downtown Los Altos has an opportunity to become the new home of The Boardwalk.
The location at 170 State St. seems to be available, and it certainly would be big enough.
We need to have a good burger joint in our town, a place for a pitcher of beer as well as for a soccer or Little League team to meet.
I have fond memories of meeting my dates at The Boardwalk in my younger days. Now, as a senior citizen, I enjoy downtown living.
I would love to get a burger there again.
I would like to encourage Passerelle Investment Co., or whoever owns the rights to The Alley, to think out of the box and invite The Boardwalk to come to downtown Los Altos.
K. Gabrielle Tiemann
Downtown parking development: ‘They paved paradise’
Reading in the Town Crier about the proposed multilevel parking structure downtown to service the massive new development on First Street (“Chamber of Commerce seeks parking discussion with city,” June 11), I decided that folksinger Joni Mitchell said it best, back in the 1970s:
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot.