caposSome big changes are happening in the restaurant and bar world, so I figured it was time for an update of who’s coming and who’s going (or already gone, as the case may be).

Coming: Capo’s by Giuseppe Gallo’s will open at the former The Venue and Twist space at the Park Place shopping center at Palm and Nees avenues. This is the same Giuseppe Gallo’s Italian restaurant over at Willow and Nees in Clovis. That restaurant is busting at the seams and since it can’t expand where it is, the owners decided to add a second location in northwest Fresno. Capo’s is scheduled to open during the last week of August.

Gone (for now): Fresno Brewing Company closed last week. The coffee and craft beer hangout on the Fulton Mall attracted cyclists, downtown cheerleaders and generally hip people. The owner closed it for “personal reasons,” but a city official wants to reopen it soon serving meals. Read more about that here.

Coming: High Sierra Grill is taking over the space that Bentley’s left empty at Bullard and West avenues in the Pavilion West shopping center. This restaurant is owned by the same people who own the Yosemite Falls Cafe restaurants. The limited menu will serve tri-tip, sandwiches, burgers and salads. Half the restaurant is walk-up-and-order-and-wait-for-a-cashier-to-call-out-your-number quick service. The other half is sit down and be waited on. It’s scheduled to open Aug. 26.

As usual, I’ll keep you updated as the restaurants get closer to opening. You can find lots more local restaurant info in my weekly columns here.

Bethany Clough

Bethany Clough

Bethany Clough has the most fun job at the Bee. She writes about restaurants, shopping and has the low-down on local businesses. In case you're wondering, her last name is pronounced "Cluff."
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