Aioli, Other Restaurants Clean Up After Night of Vandalism

looting downtown aioli owner
Aziz Bellarbi-Salah

Early this morning, dozens of Sacramentans were out on the streets of downtown and midtown cleaning up after last night’s vandalism. Bobbin Mulvaney, co-owner of Mulvaney’s B&L, was sweeping up broken glass outside the Hyatt hotel. Her own restaurant escaped unscathed. But a number of restaurants and other businesses in the immediate vicinity of Mulvaney’s did not, including Aioli Bodega Espanola, The Rind, 58 Degrees & Holding Co., Zocalo and Yogurtagogo. Aioli owner Aziz Bellarbi-Salah was outside his restaurant this morning surveying the scene. “Day 9 of dining in,” he said ruefully. “Just another punch in the face.” According to Bellarbi-Salah, security cameras caught video of the people, who drove up in a car, smashed in the door and took a cash register with the weekend’s receipts and “a bunch of alcohol.” He vowed to reopen today. “The best way people can show support,” he said, “is to come to dinner.”


aioli owner
Aziz Bellarbi-Salah