As you might imagine, I love trying new restaurants. I keep a mental list of places that I haven't hit, but hope to soon. Unfortunately, I procrastinated too long on one of these joints, and Market Club has now closed, reports Good Day Sac.
Market Club had served a dwindling clientele of Japanese Americans and workers at the warehouses at 5th St, south of Broadway. Opened for approximately 80 years, the current owner of 18 years Jim Sakarta recently had a minor heart atack, and is retiring.
According to Yelp, it's been closed since at least Wednesday, April 17, with a sign on the door alluding to a "family emergency."
Just last month, Sac Mag featured its Friday special of meatloaf and mashed potatoes, smothered with gravy for $7 as a great blue plate special.
While I'm sure nobody ever described the food at Market Club as gourmet, I'm sure it was tasty. I'm sad I never had the chance to try it.
I won't make the same mistake with June's Cafe, another Japanese restaurant helmed by an aging owner who could retire at anytime.
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