, one of San Ramon’s few remaining upscale restaurants, closes this Saturday in the Marketplace shopping center.
Buffalo Wild Wings, a national chain eatery, plans to open in that space later this year. (You can see the restaurant’s logo and name listed in the Marketplace shopping center’s brochure accompanying this story.)
Izzy’s opened its San Ramon restaurant in 2007 and was the small Bay Area steak house chain’s newest and largest location. For the most part, diners seemed to enjoy Izzy’s, giving it fairly good ratings on Yelp.
An Izzy’s manager and spokesperson said the restaurant chose to close because it could not secure a lease that lasted more than a year at the Marketplace. Izzy’s may open another location nearby if its owners can find a suitable long-term lease. The Marketplace leasing manager did not return calls for comment.
Izzy’s is thanking its customers and the community with a special evening of live music along with its regular dinner service on its last day, June 30. Online reservations have been disabled for San Ramon’s Izzy’s, but you can reserve your spot by calling 925-830-8620.
The new tenant, Buffalo Wild Wings, is a casual eatery and sports bar franchise specializing in Buffalo-style chicken wings. The fast-growing Minneapolis-based chain also runs a restaurant . Calls to corporate headquarters were not returned. To learn more about Buffalo Wild Wings, visit buffalowildwings.com.
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