Firestone Public House, the locally-owned restaurant replacing California Pizza Kitchen at 16th & L will start construction in the next few weeks and is scheduled to open in February, reports Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
Featuring American-style cuisine and a hefty beer selection with 60 on tap, the business will be a family-friendly restaurant that will also serve as a place to watch sports and have a brew – not a typical sports bar, according to co-owner Mason Wong...
Customers looking for jerseys and sports equipment on the walls won’t find it at Firestone Public House, but Wong said he wants to work out partnerships with the Kings, River Cats and other sports teams and organizations in the area for events.
“We want to have a unique variety of food and some fun appetizers,” he added.
The restaurant will be co-owned by the Wong Family (who own Mix Downtown) and the de Vere White family (who own de Vere's).
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