Oh my, looks like we lost two Valley restaurants as of late.
Parc Central, home of progressive American cuisine in the Scottsdale Quarter and only open since January, posted on its Facebook page last Wednesday that it was closed for the day and to make reservations for a future date. Unfortunately, it looks like that date will be never.
Spitfire Grill & Tavern, the neighborhood eatery in Tempe open since April of last year, has a "Notice of Retaking Possession" document on its window with a date of last Friday. Citing the property takeover by the landlord as a "result of a default by tenant under terms of lease," looks like the Spitfire has sputtered out (sorry).
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