Good Bones

Sara EdwardsAugust 22, 2019
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What’s next for these unique and historical buildings after the departure of their recent tenants?

Photos by Angelina Aragon

The Former Coup Des Tartes

1725 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix
The late, great BYOB French restaurant changed ownership a few years ago and decamped from its longtime headquarters on 16th Street for a 1922 brick homestead down the block. Plenty of Instagram ops, but no more BYOB. Change proved fatal in this case – just two years later, the 20-year-old restaurant shuttered. The quaint, farmhouse-style building was sold to Diversified Partners in May 2018 and is going to be repurposed into an office space.

Photo by Angelina Aragon

The DeSoto Building

915 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix favorite and First Friday hot spot DeSoto Central Market closed in August 2018. This popular food hall was housed in the late C.P. Stephens DeSoto Six Motorcars building and will next house Track Club, a Las Vegas-inspired nightclub slated to open in the fall.

Photo by Angelina Aragon

Roland’s Café Market Bar

1505 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix
The Chris Bianco-Tacos Chiwas venture was beloved but short-lived, operating for just shy of a year out of a restored World War I-era building. With its vintage-style sign on a rustic brick wall, this building was eye-catching from Van Buren Street. Roland’s closed in February and a second location of Pane Bianco opened in the space in early June.

Photo by Angelina Aragon

Hula’s Modern Tiki Space

4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
This midcentury modern building on Central Avenue was long  the home of Hula’s Modern Tiki, a kitschy Polynesian-American restaurant. After a redevelopment project forced the restaurant to relocate to Seventh Street in 2018, bakery and restaurant Persepshen moved in and will open this fall.


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