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June Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

Although just about as many restaurants opened as the ones that closed last month, the good news is that of the places that shuttered, many have plans to reopen as new concepts in the coming months. So, although it hurts to see some local mainstays shutter, it's nice to know there's something new and exciting on the horizon. How's that for a silver lining?

See also: Eating Locally in Phoenix: We're Not Perfect, But We've Come a Long Way

Openings:

Closings:

  • Mucho Gusto, Tempe
  • "Mucho Gusto was once a star in the Tempe dining scene, filling a niche with its modern, slightly upscale Mexican fare. But in recent years, it's been largely overlooked by Valley food enthusiasts. The Revival will aim to return the restaurant to the list of must-eat Valley restaurants."
  • Bill Johnson's Big Apple, Mesa
  • "As of last week only one location -- the original restaurant at 3757 East Van Buren -- remains of what was once a five restaurant mini-chain of Bill Johnson's Big Apple restaurants."
  • The Western, Scottsdale
  • "The Western will be turned into a "barcade" called The King that will combine "classic arcade game play with cool tunes, low-cost beverages and comfort food."
  • Corbin's Bar and Grill, Sunnyslope
  • "Owner Kevin McNeill opened Corbin's at 8729 N. Central Avenue almost a decade ago and for a short while also operated a second location at 19420 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale."

  • Sacks, Tempe
  • "Sacks, on the southwest corner of University and Mill, is being ousted to make way for a mixed-use development project that will include a 30,000-square-foot conference center, a 4,500-seat exhibition arena, a 330-room luxury hotel, a 500-unit apartment complex, and retail and office space."
  • IHOP, Tempe
  • "College students will be sad to hear the 24-hour IHOP on Apache Boulevard will soon close..."
  • Fuego Del Mar, Phoenix

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