This restaurant and nightclub was located at 7800 Computer Ave. (behind Howard Johnson’s and the Camelot) in Bloomington. The building was in the northeast corner of Highways 100 and 494 and was built in 1961.
La Cantina was owned by Pat Moore and managed by Ray “Reggie” Colihan. It operated from about July 1972 to February 1976.
Bands included Rise & Shine, Open Road, Free & Easy, and Danny’s Reasons.
In July 1974 the Bloomington City Council refused to renew its liquor license “because Council members felt too large a portion of its total sales was in liquor.” The restaurant sued to regain the license.
Colihan resigned in October 1974.
The building was sold to Charles Howard, the owner of Ichabod’s downtown, and Tom McName, owner of the President Cafe. They opened it in July 1977 as Ichabod’s South. It was a disco that drew a young, professional, and mostly single crowd.
7800 Computer Ave. was City Limits from July 1981 to April 1982.