A Sacramento institution has returned.
Joe Marty's, which has been resurrected by new owners after the original bar burned down over a decade ago, will open for lunch and dinner service starting on Thursday, Dec. 10.
The restaurant and bar opened late last week for lunch service, but decided to close for additional staff training.
When it reopens, the menu features street tacos starting at $2.25, sandwiches, burgers and salads costing between $8 and $12.
The original restaurant was opened in 1938 by local baseball pro Joe Marty's. The restaurant aims to "provide a comfortable and vibrant gathering place for watching a game, meeting friends or casual family dining.
Joe Marty's is located at Broadway and 15th, and can be found online at http://gojoemartys.com/.
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What's up with those restaurants at 700K? - Construction is underway. Shults tentatively plans to open two of the three locations — the taco venue and the Irish pub — in February. Shults has previously said the third business is expected to open in conjunction with the arena in October 2016. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.
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