Pre-Flite Lounge, forced to move to make way for the new Kings arena, has opened at its new location on 10th St., across from Grange.
A call Wednesday evening was unanswered, but on it appears the dive bar has been open for at least a couple days.
The first Yelp review for the new location was posted yesterday. Owner Jason Yee also posted a picture on Yelp yesterday of a fully-stocked bar, and restaurant Mother posted a picture on Instagram on Wednesday afternoon showing a full bar.
Given its much better & convenient location, I can see the new spot becoming very successful.
Yee originally hoped to have the restaurant by December.
Pre Flite Lounge will be located at 1011 10th St., and can be found online at http://www.preflitelounge.com/.
Hawks Restaurant getting closer to opening in long-vacant Alhambra Boulevard location - Interior construction should take about three months, Hawks said, putting the restaurant's likely opening date in early May. The existing site on the northeast corner of Stockton and Alhambra has two shell buildings separated by a small courtyard, so lots of interior work is still to come, she said. The buildings have been vacant since they were built in 2010. Ben van der Meer in Sac Biz Journal.
Skill, passion and polish found at The Press - These days, I cannot think of another restaurant in this category and price point that’s doing it any better. From the sourcing of ingredients to the exquisite, always-dialed-in seasoning of the food, The Press has the quality-to-value ratio worked out just right. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
More beer businesses planned in midtown - If you're thirsty for more beer in midtown Sacramento, you're in luck. The owners of Sac Brew Bike are adding a taproom to their business, and other entrepreneurs plan to open a taproom and beer store in the area. Sac Brew Bike, which entered the area last year, conducts local craft beer tours with two 15-passenger bikes. Currently, people show up for the tours on the street. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.
French restaurant gets new space in El Dorado Hills - An upscale eatery in El Dorado Hills is downsizing, but the restaurant's manager says the smaller space is a step in the right direction. Cafe C opened in a space below Chili's near the movie theater in the El Dorado Hills Town Center. It's a new incarnation of Cafe Campanile, which was located across from Bistro 33 in the town center since 2004. Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.
Blackbird expects its popularity to rise when arena is built - He envisions transforming the roof of Blackbird's building into a beer garden and imagines that Kings fans — even those who don't flock to the new arena — will arrive at the restaurant in droves "just to watch the game and be here if the players or owners drop in after the game." Neither Gregorakis nor Carina Lampkin, who each own 30 percent of the business, owns the building itself, which also houses the basement studio of Matt Brown, Blackbird's director (and selector) of art. Ed Goldman in Sac Biz Journal.