Pyramid Alehouse closes its Sacramento doors for good – today
Matt Zberg, a 45-year-old East Sacramento resident who works downtown, has been coming to the Pyramid Alehouse on K Street for the last 15 years, and planned to go there for lunch Monday. Then he received a text from his wife saying, "I’m here for you in your time of need as you morn the lose of a dear friend, Pyramid Alehouse."
Zberg’s wife got the news after Pyramid Alehouse announced Monday on its Facebook page that it would be shutting down its Sacramento operation, effective immediately.
According to a statement made in the comments section, "Trust us, this is just as much of a shock to our employees as it is to you all. We are devastated by this news."
Zberg said he worried about how it could impact the neighborhood.
"I’m always concerned about any business that closes down, when they shutter their doors, how that’s going to affect other places right next to it," he said
The brew-up was located within the eastern end of K Street, which the Downtown Sacramento Partnership has recently rebranded as "The Kay" district as part of a revitalization effort. Several restaurants and bars have opened in the area in recent years, most recently Oishii Sushi & Karaoke Bar, which opened four months ago.
Lisa Martinez, spokesperson with the DSP, said that the closing represents an opportunity.
"We’re disappointed to see that location go, but at the same time that gives us an opportunity to re-lease it with another retail, entertainment use that supports what’s already going on in that area," she said.
Steve Forestell, a business traveler visiting from Canada, visited Pyramid Alehouse the night before and came back Monday for lunch with a group of friends, only to find the restaurant closed with a sign on the door announcing the news that it would not be re-opening.
"It was so good for dinner we came back for lunch, and we were shocked to find out that it was closed," he said.
At the time of posting representatives from Pyramid Alehouse could not be reached for comment.
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