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On Sunday night, Cowtown Eats first reported the closing of Trio. Now, the Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson has details on why it closed.

Gonul Blum, for years a fixture in the local food scene, has sold her latest restaurant, packed up her culinary repertoire and moved to the Bay Area...

She penned the deal to sell the restaurant a month ago.

“My husband got transferred to San Ramon. We live in Oakland now, so I had to sell the restaurant,” she said.

Robertson also reports that the restaurant will be replaced by an upscale sushi joint owned by Mike Jang, who also owns Sensei Sushi in Rancho Cordova. The restaurant is scheduled to open in about two months.

A lot of the feedback I've received on Twitter since the news broke is that The Grid is already saturated with sushi places. I'm going to reserve judgement. There's always room for another good restaurant regardless of the cuisine. I'm hopeful that this new place will live up to its potential.

Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.

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