Hollys Closed – Blame The Rona

Look at the good side –  no more overflowing trash cans on 16th street.


“As the Covid-19 crisis set in it became clear that we wouldn’t be able to be the Holly’s as you all knew it again, perhaps for a very long time. The safety of my family, my staff, and all of you comes first. We simply weren’t set up for a pandemic, and the difficult choice had to be made.

“I would like to personally thank all of you for your years of patronage and support and above all else, LOVE! The community support for my mother both before and after her death will always mean so much to my family and I, as will the support you all showed as I took the helm. Thank you all so so much from the bottom of my heart.”

Hollys Closed – Blame The Rona

Holly’s Cafe Closed For Good

Sorry, the only picture I have is their messy trash cans from back when business was better. For them and the sea gulls.Dumpster Hollys cafe 071216

“We are closing due to the pandemic,” Amy Hanmer wrote.
“I don’t blame our city or state government. Necessary actions were taken to protect the public, and unfortunately they were too costly for us to remain open.”

Hanmer, who continued selling pies after the restaurant closed in March, said she plans to keep doing so.

Holly’s Cafe Closed For Good

Photos – The Dumpsters Of Commerce

or “Why is there so much bird poo on the city?”
White highlights on brown wall (PG Juice & Java)
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Gulls and pigeons. Crows. Rats. Raccoons. Scavengers finding a free lunch and using Pacific Grove as a toilet. When will the merchants show that they care about P.G. more than for the money they rake in? If this is how they take care of their trash, how clean do you think the kitchens are? Are the food storage containers covered? Is the floor clean?

Pictures are totally unrehearsed. Examples are exactly as they were found. No laws were broken obtaining the pictures.

Passionfish – Overflowing trash & grease on the sidewalk:
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American Tin Cannery.
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Lighthouse Cinema
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Lighthouse Cinema – Rats at work on the popcorn.
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Grapes Of Wrath Catering
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Grapes Of Wrath Catering
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Hollys Cafe
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Dumpster behind Holmans.
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Dumpster behind Holmans – open to the air & contains garbage.
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Juice & Java (the place where the walls are being streaked)
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Pacific Thai – trash outside of the dumpster cubby
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Pacific Thai – grease on the sidewalk
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Pacific Grove Plaza
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Seabreeze Motel (2nd time . .)
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Garbage uncovered at Zocalo
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Grease spills at Zocalo
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Rons Liquor doesn’t even have a dumpster – the sidewalk is his trash can.
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Small Update – A citizen turned this matter over the Monterey County Health department, who said that in the week of the 7th the businesses will be visited. Did it happen? If it did, it made little difference.

American Tin Cannery (for the commenter below that dismissed the original photo)

Fandangos did close the lid, but the gulls take advantage of sloppy housekeeping.
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Photos – The Dumpsters Of Commerce

That Take-Out Will Get You A Ticket In P.G.

Styrofoam & plastic ware is banned from restaurants.

Any way you spin it, whatever take-out is packaged in will still be overflowing from hotel dumpsters.
Sea-Breeze Motel:
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..or spilling out of restaurant’s trash cans
Holly’s Lighthouse Cafe

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The ban applies to city contractors and special-event promoters using disposable food-service ware. Foods prepared or packaged outside Pacific Grove are exempt, as are ice chests, coolers, other containers meant to be reused, and shipping containers.

Ryan Kenny of the American Chemistry Council told the council that supporters of the ban did not provide scientific evidence that it does more harm to the environment than other packaging or food service containers, and that switching to alternatives “will replace one type of litter with another.” Organic containers buried in landfills, he said, produce methane gas that can harm the environment.

That Take-Out Will Get You A Ticket In P.G.

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From Yelp.com


At the very least, have a snack before you leave home. The crowd seemed sort of old-money, country club, tennis snobbish.


The Boston clam chowder wasn’t piping hot, however it was thick, the way I like it, but I didn’t get much ‘clam’.


great before. These were, alas, bad. Tasteless goo. I’m sure the tourists will LOVE it, like they love Fisherman’s Wharf and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Like morons do. Ga-hilk.


Lovers Point deserves sparkly windows. The floor in the restaurant was also filthy and the air inside was not as fresh as it could be-

Tillie Gorts

I’d never had a bad tuna sandwich…til I ate here. C’mon, crack open the can, throw in some mayo, how hard can it be?

Favaloro’s Big Night Bistro:

This place has all the ambiance and romance you want, with a nice fat side of pretentious, mostly the clientèle of course. I came here with my boyfriend to celebrate our one year anniversary and left unimpressed with the service and accommodations. We felt discriminated and really, the food wasn’t that great for me. I’ve had better clams! Anyhow, the experience left me disappointed and hurt, so I wrote a letter to the owners. I explained my experience in detail and got a call a few days later. Maria, one of the owners understandably defended her family business and yet was very accommodating and offered me a gift certificate. If only in response to my uncomfortable experience did I in turn offend her. So 3 stars on the account of Maria’s efforts and the fact that they are a family business. I don’t intend on returning with the gift certificate. What am I supposed to say “Hey I’m the girl who totally dissed your business with a big fatty letter and now I’m back, so feed me for free?” nah, I don’t think so


WHACK!!! lots of old people. Overpriced breakfast with bad coffee. $8 for two pieces of “french toast”, are you serious?
The waitress hurries and let’s the hostess know she does not want us in her section because she already has one table…..Well……I’m tall and dark, and came in with a beanie on. It was blatant racism by one person

Red House:

Sometimes you get somebody sweet and helpful, but thrice I have dealt with this snotty, rude college-age girl with blond hair. had the crab cakes and almost gagged upon the first bite–fishy in that BAD fishy way, bits of crunchy i-don’t-know-what.

The waiter suggested a basket of fries for the table and assured us that they were worth the price of $3.50 a basket. Shoestrings with a smidge of garlic. Wow! Cutting edge. A girlfriend ordered extra cheese on her sandwich and was charged an additional $3.50 for that as well. I guess that is there way of telling you You’re in PG now.

Lighthouse Cafe:

made a big mistake in ordering the salmon benedict though. I paid dearly for ordering that–it was too salty and I had extra servings… errrr, shavings of pubes. Not the way to start your day!

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At Least It Will Sustain P.G. Raccoons

plus rats, mice, gulls and other vermin. P.G.’s businesses try and keep costs down by not paying for trash bins large enough for all the garbage they create. Some even cram the sidewalk cans with their business garbage.

This is particularly bad
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Must belong to Sea Breeze Motel.
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Lots of garbage on the ground –
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Juice N Java still sustains a fire hazard
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And Lighthouse Cafe offers a little waste wheely loaded with 50% more than it’s made for, fire hazard bin and barrel of grease.
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At Least It Will Sustain P.G. Raccoons