May 22, 2022

Business Beat: Egg Heaven out, comedy time, using grants

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Egg Heaven, the popular breakfast spot on Fourth Street and Ximeno Avenue, closed last weekend, owner Joe Byron said in a telephone call. Byron and his staff are exploring options to reopen, including sub leasing to a ghost kitchen or increasing the restaurant’s use as a filming location. Byron said the coffee shop has been used in more than 100 films.

Tiffany Robinson, who has been an Egg Heaven waitress since August, has created a Go Fund me page — bit.ly/3Iao5xx.

The business started in 1969 by Maria Jarvis, a waitress at Long Beach Marina’s Captain’s Inn, who saved her tip money in order to open her own restaurant. The menus back then were handwritten, according to Byron.

In a 1970 Press-Telegram photo, the caption notes waitresses wore bright yolk yellow uniforms and Jarvis’s husband Del ran a car repair business across the street.

Laughing Tiki

The Bamboo Club Tiki bar, at 3522 E. Anaheim St., will be hosting monthly comedy nights. Tiki Ha Ha night will feature a lineup of four to six rising comedians every third Thursday of the month from 7 to 10 p.m. on the restaurant’s outdoor patio. Event entry is $10 pre-sale or $15 at the door with limited seating.

The bar has an extensive menu of classic and exotic tiki drinks and the food menu includes Huli Chicken Sandwich, Adobo Chicken Pork Belly Bowl, and vegan Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai, among other items.

For more information and presale tickets, go to bambooclublb.com/.

Engineering honors

Three Long Beach engineering projects received Honor Awards through the statewide Engineering Excellence Award Program hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies. Honor Award winners are eligible to enter the national level Engineering Excellence Awards competition in Washington, DC.

The winning projects are: Fireboat Station No. 15 at Pier F, Port of Long Beach by Jacobs Engineering Group; the Middle Harbor redevelopment project with Moffatt & Nichol as the prime consultant to the Port of Long Beach; and WSP USA’s efforts on the International Gateway Bridge.

Job fair

The Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce (SCBCC) annual Job Fair and Business Expo, followed by a Black-Tie Awards Dinner, is set for June 11.

The SCBCC is a nonprofit business organization with a mission “dedicated to improving the economic environment for the minority business community and fostering business development and prosperity.”

“This event will provide job assistance to the Long Beach community, accelerate Black business growth and recognize influential Black leaders in the community,” Long Beach Chapter President Sharifah Hardie wrote in an email.

Eighth District Councilman Al Austin will be the keynote speaker at the awards dinner. Tickets can be purchased for the Black-Tie Awards Dinner and Gala at BlackChamberofCommerce.org.

Grant details

Farmers & Merchants Bank’s Amanda Earnest Fuller, the bank’s Assistant Vice President, recently shared details on how Long Beach Small Business Grant recipients plan to use the money provided by the most recent round of grants.

Blanca Plancarte of LA Document Services LLC in Long Beach helps the Hispanic community by assisting with translating legal documents as well as help applying for government assistance. Plancarte will use her grant money to help keep her small business open while continuing to assist other businesses remain open.

Dina Feldman of Feel-Good Salsa offers part-time employment to young adults with developmental disabilities and emancipated foster youth. Feldman will use the F&M Bank Micro/Small Business Grant to revamp her website and rebrand her product image.

Dr. Sandra Hardy of Center for Best Living, Inc., shifted pandemic therapeutic mental health services to on-line therapy. Hardy will use the grant to increase office support, provide outreach to the community, and update technological support.

Irma Gallegos of Gallegos Family Child Care will use the grant to recoup operating losses so they can continue serving the essential community. The child care facility has lost more than 50% of its revenue due to loss of clients, employee layoffs, past due bills, and unexpected expenses as a result of stay-at home orders being issued more than a year ago.

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