Chef's Olive Mix's new second location at 1019 L Street has closed, but its Old Sacramento location remains open.
In a short interview over the weekend, owner Lisa Psakaly said that the location was forced to close due to regulatory burdens.
Because the L street location was an offshoot of the existing Old Sac location, Psakaly's plan was to drive the olive oil bottles and spouts from the Dowtown to Old Sac locations nightly for cleaning and refilling.
However, the Health Department required that she have a three compartment sink, a hand sink and a mop sink installed to do the cleaning on site downtown.
Psakaly says that the equipment would have cost $18,000 to install in the very small store.
At that point, she says she was pushed over the edge and the store was closed.
Chef's Olive Mix remains open at 131 J Street in Old Sac and can be found online at http://www.chefsolivemix.com.
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