Popular tap house shuts its doors

Grist Beer Hall leaves new vacancy in Palladio
By: Bill Sullivan, Associate Publisher
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While most area tap houses were celebrating Folsom’s second annual Beer Week all last week, one popular venue announced they were closing their doors. After just two years in Folsom, the once popular Grist Beer Hall has closed in the Palladio in Broadstone.

Locally-owned, Heather Zamarripa and her husband opened Grist Beer Hall in 2017 in the commercial space that was once home to Freebirds Wild Burrito, next to the popular Chicago Fire restaurant in the Palladio.

With past experience in the restaurant industry in San Diego and El Dorado Hills, Zamarripa brought a new style of tap house to the community with Grist. The restaurant was a popular hot spot with 50 different taps, multiple big screens to enjoy sports and many dining options to pair with their brews. Unfortunately, many will not be able to experience it now.s

Just as Folsom Beer Week was beginning to buzz in the community, Grist notified its customers it would be closing its doors. The establishment originally planned to close on Jan. 30, but closed for good Jan. 26.

“We have had a good run and can't thank our staff, vendors and guests enough for their support over these past two years," Zamarripa said on the restaurant’s social media platforms.

While Zamarripa hasn’t elaborated on the details of the decision to close, she did express her gratitude to the public with a sign on the business wall.

“Thank you for supporting this dream, this small business, this ambitious endeavor,” it read. “To our staff, vendors and guests, we appreciate you believing in us.”

With the sudden closure of the restaurant located at 310 Palladio Parkway, it leaves Palladio with a large vacancy. At this time no plans have been announced in regards to a future tenant.