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Railbridge cellarsRailBridge Cellars & Co., to be located on the ground floor at the Elks Tower at 11th & J, is scheduled to open on Feb. 10 (Updated on Feb. 2 - RailBridge will now open on Feb. 8), it announced via a Craigslist jobs post.

According to the post, RailBridge Cellars "be a full service restaurant that features Nouveau California Cuisine, craft beer, retail wine, gourmet coffee's along with a Manhattan and Martini bar. Counter service during the day, converting to table service after 2 p.m...We anticipate RBC&CO to be an extremely fast paced environment, thus we are looking for team members that can think quick on their feet, with attention to detail and a passion in serving the community."

Here's what the owners told the Sac Bee's Bob Shallit back in October:

The goal is to create a 1920s-era vibe, with vintage fixtures, exposed brick and antique marble.

“You’re going to walk in and think you took a step back in time,” said Michael Gelber, president of Alexis Ventures..

Perhaps the most arresting feature will be windows allowing diners to gaze down into what was once the Elks’ basement swimming “tank.” Over the past year, Gelber has converted that area into a lounge where groups gather for meals while seated in the former pool. “VIP” seating is available in two hot tubs that were added to the room in the 1960s...

At that time, they expected the restaurant to open around Thanksgiving. Obviously, it took longer than they thought.

RailBridge Cellars is owned by Alexis Ventures, which also operates Railbridge Cellars, Railbridge Cellars Penthouse Lounge, Underground Lounge, Alexis Catering, Libations by Alexis, The Elks Tower Ballroom and Strings Urban Kitchen. Strings Urban Kitchen, located at Capitol Towers at 7th & O streets, was recently named to the Sac Bee's ‘best-of’ in casual dining for 2015.

For those interested in getting a job at the restaurant, drop off your resume between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Thursday this week.

RailBridge Cellars & Co. will be located at 921 11th Street and can be found online at

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