MISS F C. HOFFMAN – ATOLIA RESTAURANT
The Atolia Restaurant was located on Main St. in Atolia. It had two dining rooms, It advertised prompt and courteous service and featured music during meals.
The Randsburg Miner reported in September of 1915 that the Bonton Restaurant held an opening day dance and supper which was well attended by both Randsburg and Atolia residents who reportedly had a splendid time.
The station book for the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Co. -Coast Lines for Johannesburg Ca. in the collection of the Searles Valley Museum show and entry on 12 December 1915 regarding freight for N. Sein of Atolia that consisted of 1 box of eggs, 1 box of grapes, 1 box of tomatoes, 1 box of milk, 1 box of groceries, 1 box of oil, 1 sack of groceries and 2 sacks of vegetables. Based on this information the author feels that the recipient of this freight was most likely in the restaurant business.
The station book for the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Co. -Coast Lines for Johannesburg Ca. in the collection of the Searles Valley Museum shows an entry on 12 December 1915 regarding freight for Elizabeth Smith of Atolia that consisted of 1 case of coal oil, 1 case of smoked meat, 1 box of napkins. Based on this information the author feels that the recipient of this freight was most likely in the restaurant business.
GENE CARLTON — THE TUNGSTEN RESTAURANT
March 20, 1916: “Gene Carlton has sold a 25-foot lot on the townsite. Southern Californians and carpenters are today putting up frame work for a pool hall. ” –Bakersfield Californian
April 12, 1916: “Gene Carlton, of the Tungsten Restaurant, is asking for figures on an enlargement of his building and expects to have a larger building soon.” –Bakersfield Californian
Gene Carlton sold the Tungsten Restaurant in Atolia to Mr. and Mrs. Burke in May of 1916.
MR. AND MRS. AL BURKE — THE TUNGSTEN RESTAURANT
The Burkes bought this cafe from Gene Carloton in May of 1916. An advertisement in The Atolia News “Come in and try our daily menu. We serve only the best of food and maintain moderated prices. Short orders at all hours. Our pastry is strictly home made. We sell meal tickets, coupon books and take boarders by the day, week or month.
JAMES GREGORY—WALDORF LUNCHROOM
An advertisement appeared in the May 13, 1917 edition of The Atolia News for the Waldord Lunchroom.