It appears Bennigan’s couldn’t make it in this town.
The downtown location of the bar and grill, the chain’s first in Sacramento, is now closed a little more than a year after it opened, with its website and social media pages deactivated.
Before it was shuttered, Bennigan’s earned mixed reviews among 158 users who rated the experience on Yelp — a mediocre 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Bennigan’s replaced Cafe Bernardo and KBar at corner of K and 10th streets last June. The Cosmo Cafe occupied the spot years earlier.
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Bennigan’s is an Irish-American casual pub chain based out of Dallas. It operates about 15 locations in the U.S. Due to a corporate bankruptcy, 150 locations closed in 2008 but franchisee locations were able to stay open.
The Sacramento Business Journal reported this week that a locally owned eatery operated by executive chef Kent Souza will replace the Bennigan’s at K and 10th.