Looks like Essence Bakery, the sunny spot of upscale comfort food in Tempe, has its sights set on a second location in Central Phoenix.
"We're cautiously optimistic," says Gilles Combes, co-owner and husband of chef and owner Eugenia Theodosopoulos. "The building has to go through rezoning."
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The location, next to a chiropractor's office on Indian School Road, just east of Beckett's Table and a yet-to-open spot called The Madison (a rumored Pilates and yoga joint with a wine patio), used to house a telemarketing office. A rezoning sign in front of the property shows meetings in October and November.