Modesto to close Aug. 20

After 15 years on The Hill, Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant will serve its final small plate on Saturday, Aug. 20. Owner Brendan Marsden, who also owns Whitebox Eatery in Clayton, said he has decided to shutter the space at 5257 Shaw Ave., and open a new concept in late September.

“It was just time,” he said. “I wanted to go out on a high note. It’s run its course, and I wanted to breathe new life into the space.”

Announcements regarding the new concept are expected in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, Modesto’s staff and management will remain on board for the new restaurant.

“I want to thank everybody for their patronage,” said Marsden. “We look forward to seeing people at the new concept and hope they’ll enjoy it as much they enjoyed Modesto.”