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Historic Monti's Building a New Patio, and it Needs a Name

 

Tempe’s oldest restaurant — Monti’s on Mill Avenue — is looking for the hippest, coolest name for its new outdoor patio, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open at the end of February.

Red Rooster is designing the patio; Pat Foley Construction is the general contractor.

The new 2,000 SF patio is nothing like the inside of historic Monti’s. Everything outside will be new, from the patio seating for 130 people, to the three fire pits, to the urban bar stools,

Located just outside the front doors of Monti’s and facing Rio Salado Parkway, the new outdoor patio will also have its own menu, drink menu and 12 specialty beers on tap.

Contestants can send their name suggestions along with their name, address, phone number and email address to NamethepatioforMontis@gmail.com. The contest ends Feb. 2.

The winner will be notified by mail and email and will receive a complimentary party in March for 20 friends on the outside patio.

“The Valley and Tempe have always been really good to us,” said Michael Monti, owner of Monti’s. “So we thought it was only fitting to let the people who have coming to Monti’s for generations pick the name of our new patio.”

 

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Monti's Holds Contest To Name Its New Outdoor Patio

Have you noticed the new outdoor patio currently under construction at Monti’s in Tempe on Mill Ave.? It’s scheduled to open at the end of February, but in the meantime, it’s in need of a catchy name — and Tempe’s oldest restaurant is seeking your help.

Monti's patioAbout the patio
The new, chic 2,000-square-foot patio can seat up to 130 people and will feature three sophisticated fire pits, urban bar stools and its own food and drink menu with 12 specialty beers on tap.

Name the patio
Email your name suggestion, along with your name, address, Monti's patiophone number and email address, to NamethepatioforMontis@gmail.com. Monti’s reserves the rights to all names submitted and will announce the winner at the grand opening party for the new outdoor patio in late February. The contest closes on February 1st.

The prize
The winner, who will be notified by mail and email, will receive a complimentary party in March for 20 people of his/her choice on the outside patio with selected drinks and menu options for the party.

“The Valley and Tempe have always been really good to us,” says Michael Monti, owner of Monti’s. “So we thought it was only fitting to let the people who have been coming to Monti’s for generations pick the name of our new patio.”

Monti’s in Tempe is the oldest continually occupied structure in the entire greater Phoenix area and has seen the likes of everyone from Carl Hayden and Carmen Miranda to Steven Baldwin, John Wayne and Bruce Springsteen.

For more information on Monti’s, visit montis.com or call (480) 967-7594.

Monti’s

100 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 967-7594
montis.com

La Casa Vieja

Monti’s La Casa Vieja Reports 10% Increase In Business

More evidence the economy is turning around: Monti’s La Casa Vieja Restaurant is reporting a 10 percent year-to-date increase in business.

Tempe’s oldest restaurant attributes the increase to innovative marketing, increased tourism and a strong Spring Training season, anchored by the Anaheim Angels.

“In the last few months we have just seen a huge influx of people coming into the restaurant,” said Michael Monti, owner of Monti’s La Casa Vieja.  “It’s inspirational to see things coming back and to know that our economy is really recovering.”

Monti says his restaurant, which sits at the corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado is not only seeing an increase in number of customers coming in, but also in what people are spending. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the historic restaurant annually.

“Our customers and families are spending more money,” said Monti.  “We’re also seeing businesses spend more money.  Companies are hosting more dinners and booking more banquets.”

Further excitement is on the horizon as the Hayden Flour Mill, which sits adjacent to Monti’s La Casa Vieja, prepares to open to public this spring for tours.

“For the past few months crews have been working hard renovating the ground floor of the Hayden Flour Mill, and we are so excited that visitors will soon be able to enjoy this historic landmark,” said Monti.

For more information on Monti’s La Casa Vieja, visit Monti’s website at montis.com.