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CLOSED: Nimbus American Bistro & Brewery in Scottsdale

In March, Tucson-based craft beer brewery, Nimbus, opened its first Valley location of chews and brews in the Scottsdale Seville Center at the corner of Scottsdale Road and Indian Bend Road.

Eight months later, the monkey is gone.

See also: Nimbus American Bistro & Brewery: Monkey See, Monkey Need to Do (Better)

The brewpub featured more than 16 beers on tap, eats like burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, and snacks, and live music on featured evenings. It also claimed to have the best outdoor patio in Scottsdale -- a pet-friendly, 2,000-square foot space with state-of-the-art, hi-def screens and sound.

In April, the Arizona Daily Star reported that Nimbus Brewing filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with brewery owner Jim Counts citing gas meter problems, conflict with his partner, and outstanding lawsuits as the explanation behind the reorganization.

The Arizona Daily Star went on to say that in October, Counts sold a majority stake in the Tucson restaurant, Nimbus Brewing Company, and that currently, Brandon Williams and Don Norris (who opened the Scottsdale location) "own the rights to open Nimbus-branded restaurants and are essentially partners of Counts in promoting the Nimbus beer brand."

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Laura Hahnefeld
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