After nearly five years in downtown Livermore, The Carvery at Harry's Hofbrau closed its doors.
The eatery first moved to Livermore in 2008 at 2491 First St. as part of the family-owned and operated chain of restaurants, first opened 60 years ago in Redwood City, Calif.
"On those first few days when we opened, the line was out the door," says Steve Kramer, son of owner Larry Kramer.
The Livermore eatery was one of the last Hofrau locations opened in the chain, with the Brentwood, Calif. location opening just a year later. Brentwood closed its doors less than a year after opening.
"Livermore's a nice, affluent location with 80,000 residents, but this model is driven by volume," Kramer says. "We have a great, loyal following and we really felt proud of being part of the community, but there was nothing we could do to make it sustainable. This is very sad for all of us."
The Carvery at Harry's Hofbrau closed its doors Nov. 2. The location was listed Monday, Nov. 4.