The Brambles Dinner House, a Cambria landmark since 1955, has closed for the second time in three years.
Opened by Norma and Holland Vaughn in a creek-side house on Burton Drive originally built in 1874, the restaurant was operated by Bryan and Sylvia Hume from 1962 to 1982 and Nick and Debbie Kaperonis from 1982 to March 2008. It closed when a lease renewal agreement could not be reached.
Zanzara Landrum, one of the partners who own the property, remodeled the building and reopened the restaurant in 2009. She has not announced why she closed the restaurant, and The Tribune’s attempts to contact her or other owners have been unsuccessful.
A note taped to the door says “closed for the season.”
The property is listed at a “price reduction” of just under $2 million through Stafford-McCarty Commercial Real Estate in San Luis Obispo. The 48,000 square-foot commercial lot includes an 8,000-square-foot building.
In late 2007 or early 2008, developer Rob Rossi was in escrow to buy the property, then listed for $3.8 million, but the deal fell through.