Phoenix Paz Cantina Closes After First Anniversary, Hopes To Return In 2017

By Karla Liriano
Published: Monday, November 9, 2015 - 5:05am
Updated: Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:20am

Paz Cantina in downtown Phoenix closed Sunday after only a year in business. Located on the corner of Roosevelt and Third streets, the building will be demolished and replaced with a mixed-use apartment complex.

Paz celebrated its first anniversary Saturday and closed its doors on Sunday, with plans to reopen at a new location in 2017.

Greg Esser is a co-founder of the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation and said this was common for the arts district.

“We also have a net gain of new business opening and that’s been the case for over 10 years, and that’s how we’ve come to have such a vital ecology of businesses now,” Esser said. “While we hate to see any business leave, change or move to a new location, it’s inevitable just because of the evolution of urban communities.”

Esser said Paz Cantina owner Michael Reyes hopes to continue serving the downtown community with a food truck in the meantime.

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