Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nick Gust remembered

Pacifica Tribune/Chris Hunter, 12/10/13.  "Longtime Pacifica businessman, philanthropist Nick Gust passes at age 92.   Nick's Restaurant owner, four-time mayor put his personal stamp on community."

City council honors Gust family, 2012
Chamber honors Nick and Lorraine Gust, 2011
....  "Nick Gust, one of the unique figures who defined Pacifica and stamped his personality on it through his actions, died Dec. 5, at the age of 92. He was active at his eponymous restaurant in Rockaway Beach practically until the end, continuing to greet friends and customers in a way that had been his trademark for decades.

The legacy of Nick Gust is essentially the history of Pacifica through a unique prism. His successes are evident in the long-lived endurance of his business ventures. These restaurants and motel helped define the tourist narrative of Pacifica. His passing will be officially noted by the city with the flying of the flag at half mast at City Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to the Pacifica Resource Center."  Read article. 

Related -   Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, 6/27/12.  "City council honors the Gust family for 85 years in business, community service."   Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, 2/16/11, "Chamber of Commerce honors Nick and Lorraine Gust with lifetime achievement award; other awards given to outstanding businesses and individuals in annual officer installation dinner." 

Note photographs by Jane Northrop from the related Pacifica Tribune articles:  City council family award, 2012, and Chamber of Commerce honors Nick and Lorraine Gust, 2011.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Tom Clifford said...

Nick will be greatly missed. My sympathy to the family for their loss.

Hutch said...

Nick will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. An icon, a pioneer a fixture in Pacifica long before there was a Pacifica. Thanks for all the crab sandwiches and good times Nick. My sincere sympathies to family and friends.

Anonymous said...

He was corrupt, and sat around playing small town mob boss to get ahead.