Downtown Roseville Restaurant Closes for Good
● By Steven Jack
Rock legend Sammy Hagar opened Sammy’s Island Bar & Grill in downtown Roseville in 2011. Photo courtesy of the Sammy’s Island Bar & Grill Facebook page
After raising thousands of dollars for the Placer Food Bank since it opened its doors in 2011, rock legend Sammy Hagar has decided to close his downtown Roseville restaurant.
According to a statement on the Sammy’s Island Bar & Grill website, Hagar said the Vernon Street eatery closed for good Sunday evening.
“I’m saddened to announce to the Roseville community, our loyal customers and fans that Sammy’s Island Bar & Grill will be closing its doors,” Hagar wrote. “We were honored to play a part in their downtown revitalization program and are proud of what we’ve achieved together including raising more than $15,000 dollars for the Placer Food Bank from our free outdoor concert and events.”
Sammy’s Island Bar & Grill reopened last September after being closed for nearly a year due to the death of its former owner. Hagar said in his statement that the location has never made enough money to sustain his mission of donating restaurant profits back to the community.
Hagar operates five other locations of the restaurant, including those in New York City, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Cleveland and Arkansas