According to the PHX Biz Journal, the braintrust at Howl at the Moon's national headquarters decided to ax the location (the only one of its kind in these parts) after determining that running a franchise in the Southwest was "geographically undesirable." Obviously The Big Bang has done quite well in Tempe, so we're not sure what that means. Is this a case of too much competition or not enough sophisticated customers?
To read the recent tweet of azvibe, however, indicated there might've been some other probs involved with the place: "RIP: Howl at the Moon in Old Town Scottsdale - Great idea, great show, over priced cover/food/VIP tables. Not surprised you're closed."
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Howl debuted in the spot (which previously held such nightspots as Lyte Lounge) in October of last year after effecting an $800,000 renovation of the property.