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The Carvery in Downtown Livermore Closes

The Carvery at Harry's Hofbrau. Image courtesy Harry's Hofbrau
The Carvery at Harry's Hofbrau. Image courtesy Harry's Hofbrau
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.
Dtayls 4me November 10, 2013 at 03:18 PM
It's no wonder the Livermore branch closed. It didn't hold a candle to the ambiance and wide variety of food/drink available at the San Jose location. Harry's Hofbrau in San Jose is my go-to choice when I'm in the area. They also host the Golden State 2d Amendment Council meeting every last Thursday of the month (except November & December) If you're a gun owner/fancier, the GS2AC would love to have you. Meetings are free, unless you want to buy a drink or meal, and there is no official membership...just come as you are to keep up to date on what the libtards are up to.
Alice November 10, 2013 at 05:36 PM
A thriving business in a far away town has nothing to do with a closed business here. (Thriving or not) And, there are many reasons why a business will shut their doors other than doing badly. As far as we all know, it could be personal. It is really none of our business. It was fun ride, having them here while their doors were open to us. My best to the owners in their next choice of adventure.
Jow November 11, 2013 at 10:56 AM
The casino is not a sports bar and restaurant.
Annie November 16, 2013 at 01:00 PM
The Carvery food was hit and miss more often a miss. The lines were out the door at first because we were all expecting food like they serve in Redwood City but it was tasteless and luke warm a few times. So sad it was not up to par. Livermore needs a Red Lobster. Louise's (barf) is the only fish place. I swear there is an anti fish ordinance in Livermore!!!
Jow November 19, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Red Lobster? Ha, ha, ha. Why not a long John Silvers too!?

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