After five years, the Folsom branch of Ettore's European Bakery & Restaurant has closed. Owner Ettore Ravazzolo says he was trying to sell the business and didn't want to lock himself into another longterm lease, but when negotiations with his landlord for a shorter agreement collapsed he opted to close the store.
"I wanted to downsize and go back to my original roots on Fair Oaks Boulevard (in Sacramento)," Ravazzolo says. "It was a life choice more than anything else. I've remarried, we have a little bundle on the way (in January), and I want to concentrate more on the original store."
Business at the Fair Oaks Boulevard bakery and restaurant, which he opened in March 1985 and twice has expanded, remains brisk, in part because he recently expanded his breakfast menu.
He left his equipment at the Folsom site and is willing to sell it to anyone interested in opening a bakery on the premises.