I just confirmed with the folks at Market Street at DC Ranch that two upscale eateries -- The Tavern and Baroque Luxe Lounge -- closed at the end of last week. The former started off as Star-Spangled Tavern, a spendy comfort food concept from Blue Wasabi owner Jimmy Carlin and Kazimierz owner Peter Kasperski. (Kasperski eventually moved on, and the name of the place was changed to simply The Tavern). The latter was a chic champagne and caviar type hangout that was connected to The Tavern. It seemed like the kind of thing that would've done well in party-centric Old Town, rather than in the ritzy but reserved reaches of North Scottsdale.
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