Sammy’s Rockin’ Island Bar and Grill was indeed rockin’ Roseville on Saturday, Sept. 15 during the opening event that benefited local charities.
Sammy Hagar (of Van Halen fame) put on a special concert that everyone enjoyed. Roseville declared Saturday Sammy Hagar Day — complete with a key to the city.
Jon Yip, one of the business partners in this venture, is husband of Gretchen (Schwinck) Yip, who is a graduate of Golden Sierra High School. The Yips invited a few friends and family members to attend the Saturday event. The group included Gretchen’s parents, Kirby and Linda Schwinck.
VIP treatment included special parking, Jon escorting them to the private entrance and up to a separate balcony and booth that overlooked the stage and main floor of the new restaurant.
The décor features surf boards, guitars and a huge mural of Hagar over the bar. Everyone agreed the American food with an island flair was delicious, if the limited opening menu is any indication.
The official opening of Sammy’s Rockin’ Island Bar and Grill, 238 Vernon St. in Roseville, is Saturday, Sept. 22.