Huntington Beach

Spiffed-up Ruby’s Diner on agenda

RUBY'S DINER has been at the end of the Huntington Beach Pier since 1993 (Wikipedia photo).

RUBY’S DINER has been at the end of the Huntington Beach Pier since 1993 (Wikipedia photo).

An upgraded and brilliantly-lit Ruby’s Diner restaurant is coming to the end of the Huntington Beach Pier, provided a proposed new lease agreement is approved at Monday night’s city council meeting.

The new lease deal will require the popular restaurant company, whose eateries feature a Forties motif, to invest over $160,000 in improvements to the building and pay a rent increase of one-half of one percent HB color logo letters3starting in 2022.

Ruby’s has been a fixture on the pier since 1993. Under the terms of the new agreement, Ruby’s will:

  • meet new city insurance requirements
  • paint the building at least once every three years, if needed, and the roof
  • pay a rent increase of 3 percent every third year
  • pay a 1 percent “late charge” for any rent amount due and unpaid
  • make $160,000 in improvements including interior flooring, ceiling, wall material, tables, seating, décor, lighting fixtures and exterior new Tivoli (LED) lighting on the roof, as well as add “Surf City USA” signage on the roof
  • make all improvements during two years.

Also on the agenda for Monday will be second reading and final approval of an ordinance creating a deputy community prosecutor working with the Orange County District Attorney. Annual cost of the prosecutor would be around $145,000.

The council meets in its chambers in City Hall, 2000 Main St. with a study session at 4:30 p.m. and a regular session at 6 p.m.


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