Oct. 08--The owner of McCormick & Schmick's seafood restaurant in downtown Sacramento abruptly closed its doors Monday night and announced that it will be replaced this winter by a Claim Jumper restaurant.
Claim Jumper will open its 41st restaurant at the 1111 J St., site.
Both chains are owned by Houston-based Landry's Inc., a national restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company.
McCormick & Schmick's still operates a restaurant in Roseville. The seafood chain presented a casual, but high-end ambience, with dark wood interiors and an every-changing menu of seafood offerings.
Claim Jumper has a decidedly different vibe.
Inspired by California's Gold Rush history, Claim Jumper restaurants reflect a rustic 19th century interior, with robust helpings of comfort food at comparatively affordable dining out prices. A casual dining atmosphere is promoted, complete with a full-service "saloon."
The first Claim Jumper opened in Los Alamitos in 1977. Today, there 23 Claim Jumpers throughout California.
A sign posted on the door today at 11th and J streets says: "Sorry for the inconvenience, but this restaurant is currently closed."
Landry's purchased McCormick & Schmick's in 2012 and closed some outlets in the aftermath of that acquisition.