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These 6 Phoenix restaurants are now closed, one after 38 years

A Chinese restaurant that served customers for over three decades is among the Valley's recent restaurant closures.
China Village served classic Chinese cuisine in the Valley for over three decades.
China Village served classic Chinese cuisine in the Valley for over three decades. Diana Martinez
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Restaurant years are like dog years, meaning each one counts that much more. So when a restaurant manages to stay open for 38 years, not only is it unusual, but it's a huge accomplishment. China Village, a restaurant on Indian School Road, first opened in 1985, and after more than three decades, the owners are hanging up their hats.

Lasting even a little bit longer, Tomaso's on Camelback closed in late May after serving customers for 46 years. During its last days, the restaurant hosted a "Throwback Week," selling original menu items at original prices to let customers indulge in a dose of nostalgia before the doors closed.

Across the Valley, four other restaurants and bars have recently closed, most with a much shorter tenure. A museum restaurant, a burger joint, and a lobster roll spot are among them. One West Valley bar suffered a fire, causing an unplanned but abrupt closure.

These restaurants and bars are now closed around metro Phoenix.

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China Village, a staple on Indian School Road, has closed.
Natalie Miranda
China Village
China Village opened in 1985 and brought classic Chinese dishes to metro Phoenix ever since. The family-owned restaurant located on Indian School Road posted to its website, announcing that the restaurant would close due to the owners' retirement and the sale of the building. The longtime restaurant's last day was May 21.

Matty G's Steakburgers & Lobsta Rolls
The uptown Phoenix location of Matty G's Steakburgers & Lobsta Rolls has closed. The restaurant, located on 16th Street, was part of a local chain that includes locations around the Valley. However, it is the company's second closure in recent history, as the north Scottsdale location closed this spring, less than a year after it opened.

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Palette, the restaurant inside Phoenix Art Museum, has permanently closed after more than a decade.
Jackie Mercandetti
On May 28, the restaurant at the Phoenix Art Museum served its last customers. Palette was open inside the museum for more than a decade. The museum is "currently working with a community partner to bring a new restaurant experience to our visitors," according to a press release. Details about the new concept are yet to be announced, but it is set to open this fall. 

Tin Top Bar & Grill
Located in the far West Valley community of Tonopah, Tin Top Bar & Grill closed due to a fire. "It is with a heavy heart that we are confirming that our beloved Tin Top Bar and Grill has burned down Tuesday evening. Nobody was physically hurt. Thank you all for your kind words and support during this hard time," the owners posted to their Facebook page in mid-May. The bar was described online as "an authentic western watering hole and family restaurant," and was known for its events including karaoke, trivia, and paint nights.

Tomaso's on Camelback
One of the Valley's most iconic restaurants closed after service on May 20 after 46 years. Tomaso's on Camelback left its mark on the Phoenix dining scene and spurred on a restaurant empire owned by chef Tomaso Maggiore's children. But the original, Tomaso's on Camelback, opened in 1977 by Maggiore and his wife Patricia Maggiore, is now permanently closed.

Truland Burgers & Greens
Located just north of the main square in downtown Chandler, Truland Burgers & Greens has closed its doors. The burger and chopped salad spot posted to its social media accounts, announcing that the restaurant would close following service on May 27. The original Tucson location, which launched in 2016, remains open.
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