Phoenix food is one of the most recognizable names in the sports world.
With more than 1,400 locations across the US and Canada, it’s a big name for a small business.
But in 2017, Phoenix Food & Wine began to experience a trend that many in the community don’t appreciate.
The boutique, which has been a staple in the city for decades, closed its doors last month.
The Phoenix Food boutique was located at 705 E. 10th St. in Phoenix.
(Photo: Courtesy of Phoenix Food and Wine)The closure came after a six-month trial period in which the owner and her family agreed to sell the business.
That trial period is believed to have included about a year of selling the space to a private buyer.
But the Phoenix Food owners, Mary and Michael Parnell, told the Arizona Republic that they couldn’t make it work financially and were forced to close the shop.
The owners said they sold the business to a family member because they had enough space to continue.
“We wanted to be able to keep our shop open.
We wanted to continue to make food.
But we didn’t want to sell it, so we took a deal and decided to keep it,” Mary Parnel told the Republic.
The Parnells said the closure was inevitable.
“I’m really happy with what we’re doing and we’re excited about what we have planned,” said Michael P, who also runs a restaurant in Phoenix called The Poynt, and is the founder of Phoenix food blog The Phoenix Food.
“But we feel the decision was made by the owners and that it wasn’t something we wanted to make.”
“We felt that we had to make a decision.
We were the only people that were doing the business at the time,” said Parnes’ husband, Michael P. “We knew it was going to be difficult to survive.
We really believed in the idea of our business.
We thought we had the best of intentions.”
In a statement to the Phoenix New Times, Phoenix Restaurant Group said the Parnels sold the space “to a family of family members” to continue operating the business, and that the Parshals have no intention of closing the restaurant again.
“The Parshalls have always been a part of the Phoenix community and have been a passionate team of food lovers for decades.
We appreciate the passion and love they bring to the community and will continue to serve our customers as always,” the statement read.
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