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Last call for Downtown Plaza restaurants

In this photo shared on the brewery’s Facebook page, patrons join in for one last toast at River City Brewing Co., which closed its Downtown Plaza location June 14. The popular brewery and restaurant is moving to a new location in Carmichael.
In this photo shared on the brewery’s Facebook page, patrons join in for one last toast at River City Brewing Co., which closed its Downtown Plaza location June 14. The popular brewery and restaurant is moving to a new location in Carmichael.

Shoppers and movie goers to Downtown Plaza have a lot fewer choices if they get hungry or thirsty during their summer excursions to the Sacramento mall. As construction of the Kings’ new arena kicks into high gear, all food and drink providers in the mall’s west end are in the process of shuttering except the Starbucks.

Macy’s, Century Theaters and 24 Hour Fitness are staying open during the project that includes demolition of the surrounding west end stores later this summer. But gone are Johnny Rockets, Spinners and River City Brewing Co., according to the Sacramento Business Journal. Gyros Supreme’s last day is today. In the Plaza’s food court, Panda Express plans to stay open until Friday.

A Downtown Plaza fixture since 1993, River City Brewing Co. closed June 14 with a toast from loyal customers. But fans of its award-winning beer and tasty pub food shouldn’t have to wait long for a comeback.

On Facebook, River City’s owners announced that they’ve finished moving their brewing equipment and beer tanks on Sunday into their new location in Milagro Centre in Carmichael. Located at 6241 Fair Oaks Blvd., the new retail center sits between Marconi and El Camino avenues. A grand re-opening for River City is planned later this summer, likely around Labor Day weekend.

Debbie Arrington: 916-321-1075, @debarrington

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