Cleve Clayton, owner of Jolly Tiger restaurants, has died. If you visit Roy restaurant downtown you can see the original neon Jolly Tiger sign hanging above the bar. This sign used to be located outside of 901 Chapala St (currently Cajun Kitchen). Here is a message from his daughter Danielle Clayton:
I wanted to share some news with you that some of your older local readers might be interested in knowing.
Cleve Clayton, owner of the Jolly Tiger past away on Monday, July 18. Cleve, and his father, Cleve Clayton Sr., established the Jolly Tiger Restaurants in 1958 in Santa Barbara. They operated these restaurants with the assistance of most of the family members until 1991, when the last one was sold. He will be missed.