Amy's Baking Company Grand Re-Opening Event in Scottsdale, 5/21/13 (Video)
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Lauren Saria Plenty of Amy-watchers but not a lot to see at the Amy's Baking Company "grand" re-opening
There were plenty of spectators outside Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale on Tuesday night. Dozens of people and cars lingered in the parking lot, keeping a safe distance from the infamous restaurant and its owners, waiting for emotional fireworks at the restaurant's anticipated grand re-opening event.
"I just figured, it's on the way home, I'll stop by," said Justin Keefer who hung around for about a half an hour and snapped a couple photos before leaving.
The mood was tense -- probably due to the half-dozen security guards and police officers that spent the evening shooing away news crews, photographers, rubberneckers, and crowds of rowdy teens.
But for better or worse, things inside the restaurant appeared to carry on relatively calmly for the dinner service, which began shortly after 5 p.m.
Prior to the doors' opening, a handful of guests gathered in the plaza outside the restaurant. Hostesses and security guards informed those without reservations that walk-ins would not be accepted for the evening but gave out business cards and invited people to e-mail the restaurant to set up a reservation for later in the week.
Lisa Shock, a pastry chef, was one such visitor. She said she had once interviewed for a job at the restaurant but wasn't hired, even though she said she's a certified pastry chef and former culinary school instructor.
She stuck it out for over two hours and even bought a bag of popcorn from the movie theater across the way. It would have been a perfect setup, but the show she was hoping for never came.
See our video, with interviews from the scene on the next page.