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Shed, Award-Winning Restaurant and Marketplace, Will Close in Sonoma

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Owners cite declining business since last year’s fires

Eric Wolfinger

Shocking news out of wine country: The Shed in Healdsburg is closing December 31. Co-owners Doug Lipton and Cindy Daniel announced today that the entire Shed building will be coming to end, which includes the restaurant, market, event space, and fermentation bar.

According to a statement, the owners said business has declined ever since last year’s wine country fires. But online sales haven’t suffered, so Shed’s marketplace will continue to live online and sell housewares, pantry goods, and garden supplies.

Shed has earned heaps of praise since it opened five years ago. It landed on Eater’s list of the essential 38 restaurants in all of California as well as Michelin’s Bib Gourmand list for three years. And it earned a three-star review from the Chronicle, with then-critic Michael Bauer calling it the best restaurant in Sonoma County. Its own products nabbed four Good Food Awards in 2018.

After January 1, Lipton and Daniel will look for a new owner for Shed’s barn-like structure, which won a James Beard Award for design.

“We look forward to finding a new owner who understands the community that’s gathered here and how to carry forward the spirit of SHED,” said Lipton in a statement. “In the New Year, we will reimagine our dreams and ambitions around the concept of SHED, and explore what’s next for us.”

The Shed

, San Francisco, CA