Longtime San Bernardino restaurant is up for sale

By on December 3, 2019

A landmark restaurant in San Bernardino is for sale.

Ye Olde Lamplighter, a steakhouse and lounge at 255 E. 40th St. that opened in 1960, is available for $250,000, according to California Curb Appeal Real Property Specialists Inc. in San Bernardino.

California Curb Appeal is marketing the business on behalf of its owners, Holland and Sharon Vaughn.

Originally known as Lamplighter, the restaurant covers more than 2,000 square feet and seats 45 people in its main area, 20 at the bar and 42 in the banquet room. The restaurant has been used for community meetings over the years, and was a popular watering hole for local leaders in the early 1960’s and 70’s, according to a statement.

Ye Old Lamplighter sits next to a shopping center anchored by a Stater Bros. at the base of Highway 18.  That center is at a four-way intersection that has an average daily traffic count of more than 20,000 vehicles, according to the San Bernardino County Transportation Department.