James Marchese and Patrick O’Laughlin (Boom Boom Resorts Corp.) purchased the Coast Inn establishment from JTC Laguna Resorts.
The restaurant known as the Coast Inn restaurant is now changed to the Boom Cafe. James managed the restaurant and played an excellent host. Dad and I ate their often, both dinner and breakfast. Yummy food. We always looked forward to our conversations with James who loved the Smith history. This was such a well deserved compliment for Dad. If he wasn’t too busy as host, James would sit with us. James confided in us he wanted to see if he could patent the name “Boom Boom Room” and open up other establishments.
I think what I loved the most about these owners were the love of our hotel. They were so complimentary and respectful of my dad. I was glad to see the community spirit still flowing everywhere, which I was accustomed to seeing even as a young girl. Thus my heart felt full. I was sad to see these owners go.