The clouds are still on the horizon, but it feels like a monsoon of restaurant closures is suddenly raining down on the Valley.
In Scottsdale, Pink Pony (Old Town's baseball memorabilia-laden institution) and Quilted Bear (the old-school American eatery founded by the late restaurateur Dale Anderson) have closed, as have Mesa's Pizza Fusion (which was sadly burglarized after a fundraising event held in conjunction with its January grand opening) and EJ's Steakhouse, reports The Tribune.
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I've also gotten word that Ahwatukee's Tanked Fish Sushi Bar and its next door neighbor Madi G's Neighborhood Grill have recently closed their doors, along with Glendale's Sweet O Wine & Chocolate Lounge.