In news that will excite local chefs and restaurateurs, Restaurant Depot is planning to open a location in downtown Fresno.
The restaurant supply company has purchased the building at 1550 E St. and plans to open for business in late summer, said Restaurant Depot vice president Ruben Vogel.
The building was most recently a Best Cash & Carry, which has moved to 2961 Angus Ave.
Restaurant Depot is a wholesale seller of food, drinks, restaurant equipment and supplies for bars, bakeries, coffee shops and caterers. It is not open to the public, but anyone who runs a business or nonprofit involving commercial food service products can get a free membership.
The company has 31 stores nationwide and this will be the first in the central San Joaquin Valley.