UPDATE: A "for lease" sign has appeared on the front window of Boston Bill's. It is still possible that a well-run operation in this location can succeed, especially with the volume of traffic that passes by every day and the ample, free parking off the highway. Sorry to see you go, Boston Bill, and good luck to the next bold entrepreneur who takes it on. The Devil's Slide Tunnels are supposed to open soon, so expect an increase in traffic on Highway 1.
Peter Loeb reported in October 2012: "I went by Boston Bill's today (Friday) at noon. The sign on the front says CLOSED. That sign and another sign both say business hours are 11:30 to 9:00. I looked inside and it's dark -- chairs are up on the tables and nobody's home. I checked the website and it says, 'The website you are looking for has been deactivated.' I'd say they're closed permanently."
Next door to Boston Bill's, in the old Beach Cafe, Lovey's Tea Shop seems to be doing a brisk business. Peter Loeb says, "I heard positive things about them and I hope they're doing well. It's tough out there." And Jim Alex says the neighboring wine bar, A Grape in the Fog, also is doing a healthy business. Good signs for the local economy.