In the spring of 2019, downtown Sacramento vegetarian restaurant Mother was recognized by Michelin’s Bib Gourmand list for it’s high-quality, affordably priced meals.
Less that eight months later this cryptic post appeared on their Instagram page: “Goodbye Sacramento. Thank you. 2014-2019.” That original post has since been deleted.
According the Sacramento Business Journal, the rumor appears to have been confirmed in a letter to customers. “Many of our staff have moved on to great adventures over the last several years and many of our current staff and loved ones are moving on to new projects,” it says. Another business is filling Mother’s previous spot at 1023 K Street, “some good friends of ours” will operate that business, according to the letter.
The Empress Tavern at 1013 K St. will begin featuring some items from Mother’s menu during their lunch service on Jan. 8. Entrees from Mother will also be offered at dinner, said Robert Emerick, managing partner for both restaurants. Mother stopped dinner service about a month ago.”
All of Mother’s employees have been offered positions at Empress, according to Emerick.