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Fire Destroys 100-Year-Old Sacramento Delta Restaurant, and More Closings

A running list of notable Bay Area restaurants and bars that have permanently closed

The exterior of the white wooden building that formerly housed Giusti’s, a 100-year-old restaurant and bar on the California delta Giusti’s/Facebook

This is a curated list of the Bay Area’s most notable and permanent restaurant and bar closures, with new updates published once a week. See a closing we missed? Then drop us a line.

BERKELEY — There’s one less spot to grab a coffee in the East Bay after Espresso Roma closed its doors in August. The shop was founded in 1980, and owner David “Sandy” Boyd told Berkeleyside that the $18,000 rent was outpacing the $300 per day income, leading him to tell the landlord he’d shutter as soon as there was someone else to take the space.

WALNUT GROVE — An iconic waterfront restaurant located in the California Delta was destroyed by a fire on Thursday, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Giusti’s has been run by the same family for more than a century but the wooden building was declared a total loss after flames ripped through earlier this week.

SACRAMENTO — Olive Branch, a Fair Oaks cafe, also closed in August. Owner Jordan Anderson opened the restaurant during the pandemic and told the Bee he closed because “the state didn’t offer enough financial assistance during shutdowns.”

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