29 Tucson Restaurants Close in 2015

by Doug Zanes | Last Updated: January 4, 2016

29 Tucson Restaurants Close in 2015

It’s been a tough 2015 for many restaurants in Tucson and for 29 of those food loving companies their doors will be closed for 2016.

Many locals are sad to see so many of their niche mom and pop restaurants go and others are surprised that the end came so soon…

Here is a list of the restaurants closing and where you may find them (if at all):

  1. Kalina’s (Tucson’s only Russian Restaurant – private dining only now)
  2. Chaffin Restaurant (Phoenix Welcome Diner moving in)
  3. Wanda Z’s Restaurant (formerly Harvest Moon)
  4. Blue Cheese Shop in Mercado
  5. Small Planet Bakery (after 41 years!)
  6. Barrio Cuisine Downtown
  7. Poppy Kitchen (La Paloma to take over)
  8. Don Pedro’s Peruvian Bistro
  9. Kearbey’s Burgers & Shakes (A very short run from May until now)
  10. Food for Ascension Cafe
  11. On a Roll (After 7 years)
  12. Chantilly Tea Room
  13. Skybox Restaurant (After 6 years)
  14. Hog Pit BBQ (A leaky roof… eek!)
  15. Goodness (At U of A)
  16. McMahon’s (Forced by bankruptcy)
  17. Armitage Wine Bar
  18. Metzger’s Jackson Tavern
  19. Contigo Cocina
  20. Luke’s on Speedway
  21. Gio Taco (Locked out by Landlord!)
  22. BlueFin Seafood Bistro
  23. The Dish (After a long run)
  24. Southwest Desert Dogs
  25. California Pizza Kitchen (Inside Tucson Mall)
  26. Yanni’s The Little Greek
  27. Mexico in Season
  28. District Tavern (Downtown for a decade)
  29. A handful of Tucson Mall restaurants for failing inspection

All the restaurants were detailed in the original article HERE!

Doug Zanes: Founding Attorney Raised in Douglas, Arizona, and went to college at Arizona State University and graduated from law school at St. Mary’s University School of Law in Texas. Doug began practicing law in Phoenix Arizona in 1997.
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