Bamboo Cafe, 1960. Local historian Ron Kraus points out that the automobile parked on the street at left is a Renault Dauphine.
The 4-door, rear-engine economy sedan was manufactured in France from 1956 to 1967.
The Bamboo Cafe sat at the northwest corner of 10th and Spruce streets (24501 Spruce Street). It opened October 19, 1954, and was in operation for about 15 years. Its owner was Dick L. Cone, whose family owned the Saugus Cafe for 86 years.
Tenth Street was later renamed Lyons Avenue, and the north side of the intersection was closed.
More of Spruce Street was removed to make way for the City of Santa Clarita's Old Town Newhall Library (2012),
which sits directly on top of the former Bamboo Cafe site and the adjoining stretch of Spruce Street.
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New Bamboo Cafe is Welcomed by Public
The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise | Thursday, October 21, 1954.
Newhall's main stem became the proud possessor of a full-size cafe Tuesday
when Dick and Ruth Cone threw open the doors of their Bamboo Cafe at 10th and Spruce Streets.
The establishment has been completely remodeled inside and out, from its arrangements
under former operators, and now offers to its patrons the most attractive and modern surroundings
as well as good food and fountain drinks.
Judging from public response and comments, the Bamboo answers a long felt need in the village.