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Sauced BBQ to open Wednesday near Golden 1 Center

The restaurant Sauced had “soft openings” the past few days will formally open at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The restaurant Sauced had “soft openings” the past few days will formally open at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Bee file

The formal opening of Sauced BBQ & Spirits, a Bay Area-based chain touting “authentic Southern-inspired BBQ,” is scheduled Wednesday near the Golden 1 Center.

The restaurant had “soft openings” the past few days and was scheduled to open to the public on Tuesday. However, a posting on the Sauced BBQ Facebook page said that restaurant will formally open at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The 9,100-square-feet Sauced BBQ is opening in the Downtown Commons development area – formerly Downtown Plaza. The restaurant is in the space formerly occupied by the Hard Rock Cafe.

Besides featuring multiple Southern styles of barbecue, flavoring ribs, brisket and other meats, the restaurant will offer beer, wine and whiskey options. Outdoor patio seating also will be offered and parts of the restaurant are made from an old barn.

The Sacramento restaurant, at 1028 Seventh St., will employ more than 150 people. Sauced opened a restaurant in Walnut Creek in November and also has restaurants in Livermore and Petaluma.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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