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Harvey House, we hardly knew ye. After opening in April, it has closed four short months later.

Based on Yelp reviews, it appears to have closed the week of Aug. 6. The last tweet from its Twitter account is on Aug. 7.

Harvey House

The Simon is apparently a reference to Simon Mandell, identified in a Sac Press story as the co-owner of the restaurant. (Coincidentally, this is the second time that former employees or contractors have accessed a restaurant's twitter account after its apparent demise. The other time was River Rock Tap house.)

I called the restaurant's phone number, but it just rang and rang. There was no voice mail indicating the restaurant had closed.

I never had the opportunity to eat at the restaurant, but a friend who bought a Groupon and ate there said it was "horrible." Those who purchased Groupons can get a refund and have yet to use them can get a refund. Policies of the other sites vary.

If you have any more information, please feel free to share it in the comments.

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Ginger Rutland: Food trucks and restaurants - can't we all just get along? - So, my single foray into the mobile food world leads me to believe that the fears of many traditional restaurant owners are overblown. The customer who wants to stand on a sidewalk juggling a gourmet taco, hot dog or hamburger in one hand and a can of soda in the other is not the same customer, on the same day, who wants to sit down at a table inside an air-conditioned dining room enjoying lamb chops and a nice bottle of malbec. There is room in the market for both those dining options and more. And finally there's this: So what if food trucks compete with brick-and-mortar restaurants? Government should not be in the business of protecting established eating establishments from new ones, so long as they all pay their taxes and meet the same health standards. As the sign at Garcia Bend Park said, "Mobile food is not a crime." I couldn't agree more. Ginger Rutland in the Sac Bee.

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