The site of the former Rosemount Grille — which operated in East Sacramento from 1945 to 1989, and — should be dishing out some amazing food by the end of this year.

The 11,000 square foot building on Folsom Boulevard will house what is sure to be an incredible addition to the neighborhood.  One side is going to be occupied by OBO’ Italian, the newest Selland Family Restaurant; on the other side you will find Kru, an extremely popular midtown sushi restaurant.  Spearheading the redevelopment of the property is John Mikacich.  John has extensive experience in development, having worked with Swinerton Builders where he helped build office, hotel and retail.  Most recently (the last 20 years) John oversaw the development of the Cache Creek development that includes a Hotel, Casino, retail and the award winning Yocha Dehe Golf course.

With OBO’ Italian, Randall Selland continues his tradition of focusing on the food.  The intent is for the 4,700 square foot dining room to be a casual Rome-style café, with take-out and catering available.  A full-bar and patio dining are also planned.

For quite a while, Kru chef and owner, Billy Ngo, has wanted to move to a larger space that is able to accommodate all of the people wanting to experience his modern Japanese offerings — without waiting in a long line.  The new location will provide just that and have an innovative bar program featuring specialty cocktails, to boot.

The Rosemount Grille served “fine food to fine people” at this location for 44 years.  Andiamo Restaurant and Bar was there for 16.  The most recent tenant, Good Eats Restaurant and Market, operated until 2011.  The building has been vacant since.  After various tenant improvements — the first being a separation (demising) wall — the new restaurants should be set to open.  With the 100,000 square foot UC Davis Medical Center opening up across the street December 2015, Kru and OBO’ Italian will get a significant boost from a few hundred medical professionals and visitors.

Sacramento is America’s farm-to-fork Capitol … later this year there will be two more reasons to savor our City!