Sabio on Main is closed down due to damage from a fire that broke out in the kitchen area before the restaurant opened for takeout brunch service on Sunday morning.
No one was injured as a result of the fire, and none of the other units were damaged in the multi-tenant Pastime Plaza building on Main Street, according to Greg Kurtz, battalion chief with the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. The cause of the fire is unknown.
In a message on the restaurant's website, Sabio on Main management indicated they hope to be able to reopen soon after the damage is repaired.
"We had a small fire. To the amazing LPFD Responders, thank you for taking care of it so quickly -- you are simply amazing. Unfortunately, while repairs are being done we will be closed. Please stay tuned -- we hope to have better news soon," the management's message read.
Like other restaurants in Pleasanton, Sabio on Main had been working to make a go of it by offering takeout and delivery during the coronavirus shelter-in-place order -- which prohibits restaurants from hosting dine-in customers but allows them to sell meals and drinks to go.
Ahead of preparations for Sunday's scheduled brunch service, a fire broke out in the kitchen near the side of the cook line some time in the morning.
The first employee of the day reported immediately noticing smoke in the kitchen when they arrived at about 10:15 a.m., according to Kurtz. No other person was said to have been in the building that morning.
LPFD responded with four engines, two ladder trucks and one battalion chief to battle the fire in Sabio on Main and prevent any spread to other units in Pastime Plaza, a two-story building at the northwest corner of Main Street and Rose Avenue with other tenants such as Starbucks and Venture Sotheby's International Realty.
Firefighters quickly gained control and extinguished the fire, but the incident required nearly three hours of overhaul and there was significant damage to walls and flooring, according to Kurtz.
No employees or firefighters were injured during the incident, Kurtz said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.