Hermosa Beach News

In Remembrance: Redondo Beach’s Charlie’s loses its namesake

by Richard Foss The South Bay lost a pillar of the local restaurant community with the death of Charles Byrd two weeks ago. Byrd, known universally as Charlie, co-owned and operated Charlie’s on Pacific Coast Highway since1992. Byrd moved from New York to Hermosa Beach in the 1980s and worked at Naja’s and then at Antonio’s Pizzeria in Torrance. After a few years he teamed up with partner Alan Dettelbach to open his own place in the former Maria’s Kitchen…