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River City Brewing Co.'s last day at Downtown Plaza will be June 14, co-owner Beth Ayres-Brio told Cowtown Eats earlier this week.

The restaurant will close for the summer and is expected to reopen at Carmichael's Milagro Centre around Labor Day.

I did a quick e-mail Q and A with Ayres-Brio as the restaurant wined down its operations at the future site of the Kings arena.

1. Do you have a message for your loyal downtown fans?

We will miss all of our downtown customers very much and appreciate all the love they have given us the past 22 years. We are excited that a lot of people who are customers during the day, while at work, actually live out by the new location, so we will still be seeing them still.

2. Are you offering your workers a job when you eventually reopen in Carmichael?

Yes all of my employees have a job waiting for them when we reopen. So far 75% have said they are coming.

3. Anything else that people should know?

People should be excited for our reopening with lots of exciting new things, that we have been waiting to do for the past few years and now we will have the opportunity to do so.

River City Brewing Co. is planning to go out with a bang. They're hosting a Last Hurrah Downtown party on Saturday, June 13. According to the Facebook event site, "the first 100 customers get free merchandise, there will be live music starting at 1pm, Oysters on the patio and lots of great people to hang out with!"

I've spent many Fridays enjoying their BBQ oysters on the patio and drinking their beer. While their space as a local brewery isn't as unique as it was 10 years ago, I'll always have a soft spot for the restaurant.

Until the end of the week, River City Brewing Co. is located at 545 Downtown Plaza and can be found online at http://www.rivercitybrewing.net/.

* Photo via their Facebook page.

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