Food & Drink

Old Sac restaurant, coffee shop to close

New American restaurant Ten22 will close its doors March 2 after nearly a decade in Old Sacramento, and its owners are looking at opening an "alternative concept" for the space.
New American restaurant Ten22 will close its doors March 2 after nearly a decade in Old Sacramento, and its owners are looking at opening an "alternative concept" for the space. lsterling@sacbee.com

New American restaurant Ten22 will close its doors March 2 after nearly a decade in Old Sacramento.

District, a coffee shop/wine bar nestled in 400 square feet next to Ten22, will close that day as well, said Terry Harvego, Harvego Restaurant Group co-owner. The Harvegos own The Orleans building, which includes residential lofts above the two restaurants, and want a change of pace to match Mayor Darrell Steinberg's tourism push in the district.

"There's a lot of excitement about Old Sac, and at same time the landscape is changing with everything going on at (Downtown Commons)," Harvego said. "There are more people here now, so it's a great time to think about what we're doing because the landscape is really different than it was in 2008 (when the Orleans Building was finished)."

Harvego Restaurant Group is simultaneously looking at opening an "alternative concept" for the space while also marketing it to outside businesses, Harvego said.

Harvego made the French-trained Jay C. Veregge head chef at Ten22 a few years after the restaurant's 2009 opening at 1022 Second St. Veregge later took over at The Firehouse Restaurant, Ten22's fancier cousin down Second Street, before becoming Harvego Restaurant Group's director of culinary operations in 2016.

District took over for a clothing retailer in July 2016 and included casual grab-and-go food options as well as wine, beer and Old Soul coffee and breakfast pastries. While celebrating the 45th anniversary of The Firehouse Restaurant, Harvego said District was designed to tap into morning traffic stemming from the downtown area around Golden 1 Center.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, begel@sacbee.com

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