Wondering why Fourth St. mainstay, Checkers Bistro is shuttered? According to owner Katherine Castillo, the closure is a mere 3-day facelift and will reopen for business on Nov. 2.

“Checkers on 4th Street in downtown Santa Rosa is doing a three day facelift and will reopen with a new attitude on Wednesday November 2nd.  Katherine Castillo is excited to give her space some loving attention and to reopen the Italian Bistro with an updated interior and fresh local menu of Italian dishes. Don’t miss her trademark focaccia, pizza and pastas, fresh salads and favorite Italian entrees. Come share a glass of wine or a cold draft beer and enjoy the fun new bistro interior.”