Daily Archives: August 10, 2011

Restaurant group slates 2 CityScape openings

The Arizona Republic reports on two new openings in CityScape owned/operated by Maven Hospitality Group of Tempe.

CityScape in downtown Phoenix will soon welcome two restaurants by Maven Hospitality Group of Tempe – one that will serve Italian food and another that will serve sushi in a chophouse style.

Jimmy Carlin, a partner at Maven Hospitality, told media at a Downtown Phoenix Partnership-sponsored tasting this week that Strand, the “fast casual” Italian restaurant, likely will open on Oct. 1.

Carlin said the restaurant will feature an Italian fry bread, “cizzellini,” as well as pastas, salads and sandwiches. It will be a seven-day-a-week restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cocktails will also be served, he said.

Strand will be next to Arrogant Butcher near the northwest corner of Jefferson and First streets.

Read more on the Republic website.