CLOSED: The Roosevelt Tavern

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Roosevelt Tavern
See also: Matt's Big Breakfast: New, Bigger Location Now Open

Chef and restaurateur Matt Pool's been a busy man lately.

Last week, the chef-owner of Matt's Big Breakfast, the popular breakfast and lunch spot in Central Phoenix, opened the restaurant's new and bigger location a few doors north of the original, which he says he plans on eventually turning into a takeout-only business.

And now, news that The Roosevelt Tavern, Pool's cool, unassuming pub in downtown Phoenix, won't be re-opening after its annual summer break.

Opened in 2007, The Roosevelt Tavern, in a historic home located in the heart of the downtown Phoenix arts district, was popular as a respite from First Friday chaos and featured craft and specialty brews, wine, and a small menu of Pool's quirky take on bar snacks and small plates.

The Republic reports that Pool's wife, Erenia, says the couple's closing The Roosevelt to spend more time with family and to focus on several upcoming business ventures, but plan on re-opening the space as a new concept by the end of this year.

The Republic adds that the couple also expects to expand their coffee shop, Giant Coffee, on First Street and McDowell Road in Phoenix, in addition to working on their Phoenix Sky Harbor location of Matt's Big Breakfast, in Terminal 4, which is scheduled to open early next year.


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The Roosevelt Tavern - CLOSED

816 N. Third St., Phoenix, AZ

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sweetnessicecrm
sweetnessicecrm

@ChowBellaPHX not closed

ChowBellaPHX
ChowBellaPHX

@sweetnessicecrm ?

attaboyjesse
attaboyjesse

@ChowBellaPHX Did you talk to Mr. Pool? CLOSED along with ur other closed spots makes it seem like its done or do you guys still say "ovah?"

ChowBellaPHX
ChowBellaPHX

@attaboyjesse Yes. Closing has been confirmed by Matt Pool.

jose602
jose602

@martincizmar As a sidenote, I've only been there a handful of times. Always preferred Lost Leaf, Rose & Crown, or Seamus for dt drinking.

martincizmar
martincizmar

@jose602 Always thought Lost Leaf is just a shitty Roosevelt without food or draft beer. Don't like those faux Brit/Irish places.

attaboyjesse
attaboyjesse

@martincizmar wow. I'm so glad you're gone. Downtown's never been better & Lost Leaf packs the house even on Tuesdays. #putabirdonit

martincizmar
martincizmar

@attaboyjesse I'm glad you're enjoying it, Jesse. I stopped by Jobot two weeks ago... I continue to be amused by that scene.

jose602
jose602

@martincizmar It's a bummer but Matt Pool says he'll be back in that spot.

albertxii
albertxii

@martincizmar that's a bummer. you and me had one of our best bro out sessions there (not as good as Mesa Applebee's, but close.)

martincizmar
martincizmar

@albertxii indeed we did. But Alma School Applebees still going strong, thank God.

tristanzimm
tristanzimm

@joedistort at least they'll put something else in there. #BetterThanNothing

John
John

any news on what it might become?

John
John

dude this suck ! this place was so dope

 

 

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Ar Castro
Ar Castro

No more bad news about restaurants closing...

Sean
Sean

That's horrible news.  It will be missed.

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andrewknoc
andrewknoc

@ThatRodneyGuy I don't even need to leave a note! @ChowBellaPHX RIP @RooseveltTavern :-(

LarissaScordato
LarissaScordato

@PHXmusicdotcom @chowbellaphx BEYOND sad. I love the Roosevelt Tavern. Why?????!!!

Andy Torres
Andy Torres

Nooo! I loved that place. Well at least theyre re opening it up as something else.

Tim Raissian
Tim Raissian

Noooooooooo! Well, I wish them the best of luck.

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