LGO Reportedly Pulls Out of CityScape

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Amy Silverman
The kiss goodbye.
The Arizona Republic is reporting this morning that LGO Public House has pulled out of the CityScape project in downtown Phoenix

Are you surprised?

According to Howie Seftel, LGO is claiming "ventilation" problems in the space they were to occupy. 

In any case, we bet the folks who run La Grande Orange are breathing easy today. Disaster averted? Could be. Let's admit it: The corner of 40th Street and Campbell was a little easier to revive than the center of our non-city. 

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Mike
Mike

Maybe they'll now look at the corner of 7th Ave & McDowell where My Florist used to be? Shouldn't have ventilation problems with a former restaurant and there's plenty of room to expand within the LGO concept of renovation and reuse that David Bickford mentions. That's my hope anyway and not that I was ever impressed by the food or the service at My Florist, but it was a good thing for the neighborhood and the nearby Arts District.

Anthony R
Anthony R

The smartest business desision I have heard all year. GIVE THAT CEO MEDAL from us independent business owners. Look what happened to Oakville in the Scottsdale Quarter.

Anthony R
Anthony R

That is the smartest business disision I have heard in a long time. Give that CEO a metal !! I am sure LGO does not want to go down with the ship like Oakville at Scottsdale Quarter

Earthdayaz
Earthdayaz

The chemical laden groundwater is close to the surface there. Chemical poisoning anyone? Thank you very fuckin much Motorola and Honeywell

David Bickford
David Bickford

The ventilation problems may be genuine. I believe similar issues delayed Vitamin T's opening. Regardless, I never felt CityScape was a good match for LGO, which has always included renovation and reuse in its formula. CityScape, however, should not be used as a synonym for Downtown, or "the center of our non-city" as cynically described here. There are plenty of good spots for an LGO restaurant or pub Downtown, and the Downtown Phoenix Journal has taken a more positive approach by initiating a discussion of alternative locations: http://bit.ly/gGzzQA

Nina Miller
Nina Miller

Well said! I have Frances' great bumper sticker on my car to remind me not to indulge in baseless criticisms of the city I choose to live in and invest my life in. If I am ever out of love for Phoenix, it is time to leave.

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