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The Vig Opening Second Location in Uptown Phoenix

Heads up, uptown Phoenix. You're about to get another hot spot in your backyard.

The Vig, the Arcadia restaurant with the best bocce ball in the city, is opening a second location, on 16th St. and Bethany Home in north Phoenix, according to General Manager Pam Vincent. Yes, that's just across the street from the defunct Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico, which burned to the ground just two weeks ago.

They're in the design stage now, and owners are aiming to open the new location in early spring, Vincent says, hopefully sometime in February or March. The new spot will be in a renovated Ralph Haver building and will maintain its "upscale tavern" feel -- and its bocce ball court.

The exact address is: 6015 N. 16th St., on 16th just north of Bethany Home.