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April 4, 1995 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
Construction is expected to begin soon on a new The Castaway restaurant in Burbank that will open for business in October or November, more than two years after the original was destroyed by arson. The rebuilding of the hilltop landmark has been delayed for a year by a number of obstacles, such as opposition from nearby homeowners and an investigation by the restaurant owner's insurance carrier, Wausau Insurance Cos. Specialty Restaurants Corp.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1995 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
Construction is expected to begin soon on a new The Castaway restaurant in Burbank that will open for business in October or November, more than two years after the original was destroyed by arson. The rebuilding of the hilltop landmark has been delayed for a year by a number of obstacles, such as opposition from nearby homeowners and an investigation by the restaurant owner's insurance carrier, Wausau Insurance Cos. Specialty Restaurants Corp.
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BUSINESS
September 1, 1993 | PRADNYA JOSHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Specialty Restaurants Corp., an Anaheim-based chain of 55 restaurants nationwide, filed Tuesday to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code, a company official said. The company does not plan to close any of its locations in Southern California, but it will close or sell some unprofitable restaurants in such states as Texas, New York and Florida, said William Tallichet, general manager of the firm's Ports O' Call restaurant in San Pedro.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1993 | PRADNYA JOSHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Specialty Restaurants Corp., an Anaheim-based chain of 55 restaurants nationwide, filed Tuesday to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code, a company official said. The company does not plan to close any of its locations in Southern California, but it will close or sell some unprofitable restaurants in such states as Texas, New York and Florida, said William Tallichet, general manager of the firm's Ports O' Call restaurant in San Pedro.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1993 | PRADNYA JOSHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Specialty Restaurants Corp., an Anaheim-based chain with 55 restaurants nationwide, Tuesday filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy laws, a company official said. The company does not plan to close any of its restaurants in Southern California, but will close or sell some unprofitable restaurants in states including Texas, New York and Florida, said William Tallichet, general manager of the firm's Ports O' Call restaurant in San Pedro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Comedian Bob Hope could often be found sitting at the bar. Other locals loved it for its sweeping vista of the northeast San Fernando Valley. The Castaway restaurant, a 31-year-old, city-owned landmark perched high up in the Verdugo Hills, also drew Burbank-based companies such as the Walt Disney Co., NBC and Lockheed for get-togethers in nearby banquet rooms.
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January 19, 1986 | DAVE LANSON, Times Staff Writer
Visitors to Ports o' Call Village will no longer have the Skytower as a point of reference for finding the waterfront tourist attraction. Detroit-area residents will be using it. Specialty Restaurants Corp. of Long Beach, owner of Ports o' Call, has sold the 375-foot tower to Bob-Lo Island, an amusement park near Detroit that will use it as an attraction. Closed since 1983, the Skytower was not profitable, said William Sleeper, vice president and controller of Specialty restaurants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An arsonist with a sophisticated technique set the fire Tuesday that did more than $1 million damage to The Castaway Restaurant, a city-owned Burbank landmark atop the Verdugo Hills, police and fire investigators announced Thursday. Unusual burn patterns on the restaurant floor indicating that a flammable liquid was used, and the way in which the fire spread rapidly and did great damage are indicators the fire was set, investigators said.
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June 30, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Burbank landmark was destroyed Tuesday morning when a blaze burned down the Castaway restaurant atop the Verdugo Hills, gutting the business noted for its breathtaking hillside view and prompting an arson investigation. "Some things are suspicious about this fire," said Burbank Fire Capt. Steve Patterson. A dog trained to detect 18 types of incendiary liquids led arson investigators to a can of the type that usually contains paint, Patterson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
David C. Tallichet Jr., a World War II bomber pilot who made his money building destination restaurants and often spent it preserving warplanes, a hobby he once called "foolish" for its expense but which turned him into a leading collector of the aircraft, has died. He was 84. Tallichet, whose restaurants include the Proud Bird adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport and 94th Aero Squadron near Van Nuys Airport, died Oct.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1993 | PRADNYA JOSHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Specialty Restaurants Corp., an Anaheim-based chain with 55 restaurants nationwide, Tuesday filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy laws, a company official said. The company does not plan to close any of its restaurants in Southern California, but will close or sell some unprofitable restaurants in states including Texas, New York and Florida, said William Tallichet, general manager of the firm's Ports O' Call restaurant in San Pedro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Comedian Bob Hope could sometimes be found sitting at the bar. Other locals loved it for its sweeping vista of the northeast San Fernando Valley. The Castaway restaurant, a 31-year-old landmark perched in the Verdugo Hills in Burbank, also drew Burbank-based companies such as the Walt Disney Co., NBC and Lockheed for get-togethers in banquet rooms next-door.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan to rebuild a larger version of the Castaway restaurant has been rejected by the Burbank City Council, a decision which will delay by at least four months the reopening of the popular hilltop landmark. In a 4-0 vote Tuesday, the council sided with residents who feared a larger facility would increase noise and traffic. Meanwhile, a federal investigation into the arson fire which destroyed the structure June 29, 1993, has produced no suspects, authorities said.
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