A Sacramento Icon, Brother Oliver's, Closes its Doors

According to a blog on, "In what may be the first victim of the faltering economy combined with a dramatic increase in California's minimum wage, Brother Oliver's, a Sacramento area restaurant best know for it's tudor style building and its English pub feel, closed its doors the night of Tuesday, January 22."

"Robert Miller opened Brother Oliver's over 28 years ago and for the last quarter century, it was an icon on the corner of Madison and Manzanita on the edge of the Sacramento community of Carmichael," said the blog. "On Tuesday, Robert and his family simply walked away from his life's work. Why? For the same reason any business fails…. outgo was greater than income. Essentially, the continuous increase in CODB (cost of doing business) including lease of the building, increased food costs and wage increases were too much for the Miller family to sustain."

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