November 28, 2017
Plans to revitalize the Civic Arts District along Laguna Canyon Road took a big step this week.
Escrow has closed on the sale of Art-A-Fair and the bedraggled Festival Center to 4G Ventures Co., owned by prominent Laguna Beach businessman Mo Honarkar.
“I feel very lucky and honored to own this unique art venue in Laguna Beach,” said Honarkar.
November 21, 2017
There are some longtime residents who lament the loss of old Laguna. The town isn’t the same, they say, since the 1960s and 70s. Gone are the hippies and bohemians. Gone are some iconic spots—the Boom Boom Room, the Cottage, the movie theater. The battle is on between commercialism and charm, between locals and tourists, between the old and new. The nostalgists will tell you the greatest generation is fading away, and the younger population can’t afford to live here.
May 5, 2017
Mo Honarkar will soon own a big chunk of Laguna Canyon, if escrow closes as expected next week on three highly visible properties on Laguna Canyon Frontage Road. Honarkar will add [seven-degrees], Club Post Nuclear and Art-A-Fair to his real estate holdings in Laguna.
June 22, 2016
Royal Hawaiian, the famed tiki restaurant that operated in Laguna Beach for 65 years, is making a comeback.
After closing four years ago, Royal Hawaiian is expected to return in mid-July under new owner, Mo Honarkar.
April 21, 2016
Laguna Beach resident Mo Honarkar wants the city to have a Royal Hawaiian again.
The owner of the North Coast Highway property that once housed the famed Royal Hawaiian restaurant, noted for its tropical drinks, has plans for a "chic" eatery specializing in seafood.