Sam Fox, owner of Fox Restaurant Concepts, is at it again. In early 2013, be on the lookout for Fox’s newest project, “The Yard.”
In conjuction with WDP Partners, Fox is redeveloping a section of 7th Street south of Montebello in Phoenix. The Yard, a neighborhood-inspired project, will occupy what once was the Ducati and Kawasaki motorcycle garage and dealership in the North Central Phoenix area. The authentic look of the motorcycle garage will be preserved while also presenting a unique and energetic atmosphere in the outdoor yard. In fact, a “Coming Soon” sign has just been unveiled at the old garage.
“This is going to be the neighborhood place you come at seven in the morning to enjoy your coffee outside in our enormous yard, meet for a business lunch meeting, return for happy hour on the patio, stay for dinner at one of the restaurants, and then enjoy lawn games as the night winds down,” Fox says.
The Yard will include Culinary Dropout, a gastro-pub in the Scottsdale area; Fish House and Oyster Bar, which is on track to open soon after the opening of The Yard and Culinary Dropout early 2013; and more merchants scheduled to open later in the year.
“We believe our neighborhood yard concept will appeal to all ages and really be a place that transforms from morning to night,” Fox says.
Fox and WDP Partners may also be on the front lines of a possible redevelopment boom on 7th Street.