With hardly a clue as to why, the Good Eats restaurant in East Sacramento abruptly closed its doors for good Friday. It was only a year ago that it opened with lots of promise by a former CEO from the large Raley’s grocery chain. The windows have been covered by butcher paper, and the signage above the entrance has been painted over.
According to a report by Cow Town Eats, employees seemed to have no idea that the business was near its end during Thursday’s happy hour. Twitter posts Saturday invited patrons to a non-existent breakfast offering.
In 2008, Good Eats had planned to open their store at the Corti Bros. location on 59th Street and Folsom, a move that would have pushed the popular specialty store out. A ground swell of community support caused the landlord of the 59th Street site to reconsider leasing to Good Eats and Corti Bros. continues to operate today.
Reviews of Good Eats were mixed at best, and it seemed the business never really connected with the surrounding community in the way it had hoped.
When I shared the news with an East-Sacramento native this morning that Good Eats had closed, her response was “I didn’t know that it had opened.”