Duke’s Malibu plans to reopen Friday, April 8

Duke's Malibu Restaurant sustained major damage from flooding on March 20

Duke’s Malibu Restaurant, which has been closed due to flood damage for a week and a half, is planning to reopen on Friday, April 8. Duke’s General Manager Josh Morgan said the repairs were “coming along.” Morgan said insurance was paying for much of the damage, which he said was “in the millions.”

Heavy rains that hit Southern California on Sunday, March 20 caused a stream of water and mud to flow down Las Flores Canyon Road. The water and mud crossed PCH and flooded the parking lot with 1 to 2 feet of water and left the restaurant’s dining room with approximately 7 inches of standing water. All of the carpet in the dining room had to be ripped out. They also will have to import expensive Koa wood from Hawaii, which lines the restaurant’s walls and sustained water damage in the flooding.