Earlier this year, the land where Coup Des Tartes is located at 4626 N 16th Street in Phoenix was foreclosed on. The restaurant owner, Ron Pacioni, had seven years remaining on his lease and thought his restaurant would be able to stay in its current location. However, the new owners, The Van Tuyl Group, have other plans for the property and the 1932 farmhouse. While the car mogul was not willing to honor the seven-years remaining on the lease, Pacioni was able to negotiate an extension until January 31, 2014.
And so Pacioni and his staff began the hunt for another quaint little house that would still have the same romantic charm as his current location. The restaurant has a very devoted following and many of their guests were offering their assistance in the search. They received an abundance of emails, Facebook posts and calls offering leads to possible locations.
Pacioni says, “We have found a new location and can’t be more excited for what lies in store for Coup Des Tartes and our guests. We have a lot of work ahead of us; we hope we will make our January 31, 2014 deadline.”
The new building and land located at 17th Street and Osborn was purchased in early August. The 1922 duplex is constructed out of beautiful red brick with high vaulted ceilings that showcase the stunning wood beam accents. And just like their current little farmhouse, there are hardwood floors throughout along with a fabulous fireplace that will add that special touch to any romantic meal.
New to Coup Des Tarts will be a full service bar. Guests will be able to enjoy themselves either inside or out. The bar will extend out onto a large patio where guests can enjoy themselves under large trees and talk into the evening under the beautiful Arizona skies.
The one-acre lot provides room for a newly constructed Rendezvous Room, which will be larger than their current location and match the original red brick of the historic building. The new Rendezvous Room will be a private meeting venue with all the high tech amenities needed for a business meeting, yet still quaint enough for a special life events such as a bridal or baby shower.
Valley brides will have a special, romantic get away where they can exchange their wedding vows with the man of their dreams. Hidden away in the back of the property is a lovely green belt that flows under large trees creating a natural canopy for a unique, intimate wedding experience.
Pacioni is currently submitting the paperwork for zoning the new restaurant and working with the talented architect, Mark Candelaria of Candelaria Design, for the new upgrades to the property. Updates on the status of the construction will be regularly posted on their Facebook page and website.