Both concepts will share the same kitchen, but retain separate décor and menus in the 6,000-square foot space.
La Bocca, which has two other locations (one on Tempe's Mill Avenue and the other at High Street in North Phoenix), is known for its Mediterranean and Italian-inspired menu that includes everything from hummus to prosciutto and fig bruschetta to pizza. The wine bar also offers more than 150 wines from around the world and a cocktail menu by mixologists JT Tillman and Kyle Mason.
Modern Margarita, which has one other location at High Street in North Phoenix, is an "urban taco and tequila bar" that serves tacos, nachos, salads, and burgers, as well as a dozen different varieties of margaritas.
Both restaurant concepts were launched by local restaurateur Julian Wright, but have since been sold to Mill Avenue Management Group. The company is aiming for "a late spring formal opening to the public."
For more information, check the La Bocca and Modern Margarita websites.