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The Albright celebrates 40 years on the Pier

SM Daily Press:  This month The Albright will not just be celebrating the New Year but also their 40th anniversary and owners Greg and Yunnie Morena are taking pride in their title as the longest running restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier.

When the restaurant opened in 1977 it was named Santa Monica Pier Seafood, and owned and by Yunnie’s parents who emigrated to the U.S. from Korea.

Yunnie and Greg, both Santa Monica natives took over the family business in 2013 as Yunnie’s mother felt it was her time to retire and pass down the family business. Since then the couple modernized the look, but still able to preserve the original atmosphere. They felt the need for a new name and decided on, The Albright, referring to the nautical Albright Knot, which symbolizes two generations of a local family business.

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Yahoo! Travel Selects Pacific Park As Best Amusement Park In California

SM Mirror:  Yahoo! Travel has announced its “The Best Amusement Park in Every State” with Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier taking top honors in California.

The two-acre amusement park with its 12 rides, 14 midway games, an oceanfront food plaza and beachside retail shops was recognized as: “In a state so packed with great amusement parks, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier stands out for fun, atmosphere, and the sheer joy of playing on this famous landmark.” 

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Bank Sponsors Free Admission to Santa Monica Pier Aquarium  

Santa Monica Lookout:  Starting on Saturday, admission to Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will be free once a month, thanks to a year-long sponsorship by Wells Fargo in celebration of Heal the Bay’s 30th anniversary, officials said.

“Wells Fargo has been a longtime supporter of Heal the Bay and the education programs at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium,” Paul Stimpfl, executive vice president at Wells Fargo Capital Finance Inc. and a member of Heal the Bay’s board of directors, said in a news release.   Read more > > >


Pacific Park Donates Hub Sign to History Museum 

SantaMonicaPatch:  The Santa Monica History Museum's collection just got bigger, thanks to a recent donation by Pacific Park: one of the two center hub signs from its original Ferris wheel. The hub sign is currently on display at the museum.

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