Pyramid Alehouse, a one-time favorite of the downtown Walnut Creek party set and local beer-fanciers alike, has gone the way of the pharaohs and shuttered its last California location.
Closure of the 1410 Locust Street location comes on the heels of preceding closures of Pyramid locations in Berkeley and Sacramento. Employees learned of the closure this week and news has been spreading fast across social media.
“A few years ago Pyramid was the best place to go for beer in WC, last year it wasn’t in the top 10,” said NEWS24/680 reader Steve Biggs.
Biggs and others demonstrated the generally demanding nature of the marketplace, with Pyramid under pressure from craft beer offerings at other local bars and restaurants.
About 40 employees will lose their jobs, and there was no immediate word on who may be in line to take over the prime Locust Street location.