Sam Fox to Open Culinary Dropout in Tempe, Along with a Concept Similar to The Yard

Congrats, Tempe. You're about to get Fox-ified.

James Beard Award-nominated restaurant owner Sam Fox has plans for a pretty big project in the college neighborhood.

The restauranteur will be bringing a third location of Culinary Dropout to the southeast corner of Farmer Avenue and First Street in Tempe. And that's not all, the restaurant will be just one part of a new concept that will be similar to The Yard, which opened in February 2013 in Central Phoenix.

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Fox Restaurant Concepts hasn't released any details about the project, but has confirmed that the project includes plans for a Culinary Dropout. The empty warehouse space where the new project will go is already under construction. It's located southeast of the defunct Sail Inn bar and northwest of the Mill Avenue District.

And as with The Yard, the complex will include other tenants, though Fox Restaurant Concepts hasn't announced who they will be.

A spokesperson from the The Madison Improvement Club confirmed that one of those partners will be coming from the folks behind the popular Arcadia fitness studio, though the company declined to give any further details.

There will also be another restaurant and coffee concept within the complex. The exact details surrounding that part of the project have yet to be nailed down.

For those who aren't familiar with The Yard, the multi-restaurant space include Sam Fox's Culinary Dropout and Little Cleo's, as well as Lola Tapas, a coffeeshop and restaurant. The complex centers around a 14,000-square-foot open air patio with ping-pong tables, corn hole, shuffleboard, and televisions.

Stay tuned for more details as we get them.

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