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Coup Des Tartes Finds New Building

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.

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Coup Des Tartes being forced from historic location

Coup Des Tartes, Phoenix’s longest running and most well known B.Y.O.B. restaurant, is being forced out of its location at 4626 N.  16th Street in Phoenix through no fault of its own.

Coup Des Tartes is being offered a 180-day notice as of June 1, 2013 by the new landowners, the Van Tuyl Group, which owns several car dealerships in the area.
Coup Des Tartes has been serving award-­winning French cuisine in the same small, historic farmhouse located on 16th Street and Highland for the past 17 years.

Coup Des Tartes Owner Ron Pacioni said, “They want to pave our paradise to put up a parking lot, literally.”

He added, “Their representative has told us they have plans to demo this historic 1932 farm house on and turn it into an overflow parking lot for their nearby corporate car dealership. It breaks our heart.”

Although Pacioni continues talking with a Van Tuyl’s representative in hopes to prevent the move, the deadline date to be out of their current location has been set for the end of the year.

Relocating the restaurant will require a great deal of time and planning, but Pacioni is adamant that they will not close their doors during this disruption.

Pacioni, said, “We want to let our regular customers and our newfound foodies know that our doors are still open. We have every intention of continuing to offer our seasonal menus and award-­winning cuisine that you’ve come to know and love throughout the transition.”