That's a Wrap to Close After 18 Years; Owners Seeking Buyer for Restaurant

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Molly Smith
Get ready to say good-bye to That's a Wrap in central Phoenix.
It's been a long run for That's a Wrap, the healthy-minded restaurant located at 800 East Camelback Road. But after 18 years, the restaurant is preparing to close its doors on Friday, August 29.

The building the restaurant occupies has been purchased by a local car dealership and will be bulldozed to make room for a new dealership. Sadly, this isn't the first instance of a local restaurant mainstay being ousted to make room for a car dealership.

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The That's a Wrap building and surrounding properties have been purchased by Earnhardt Lexus. The plan is to demolish the building to make room for a new dealership in September. Last summer, the 17-year-old restaurant Coup de Tartes also announced it was being forced to relocate to make room for overflow car dealership parking.

That's a Wrap's owners have been unable to find a new location and have decided not to relocate the restaurant themselves. Instead, they're looking for a buyer to keep the restaurant alive.

That's a Wrap once occupied the Seventh Street space that's now home to former owner Damon Brasch's vegan comfort food joint, Green. He sold the restaurant in 2010, and the new owners relocated to its current location, which previously had been occupied by Lola's Tapas. The restaurant was originally started by Tucker Woodbury of The Vig/Crescent Ballroom fame.

The restaurant will remain open, serving lunch and dinner, between now and August 29. That's a Wrap serves vegan-friendly wraps, salads, bowls, and plates and also offers daily specials, catering, and take-out.

For more information, check the That's a Wrap website.

This post has been edited from its original version.

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Location Info

That's a Wrap!

800 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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67 comments
btpott
btpott

Serves Anus right! I hope he looses everything over this. That's a wrap was way better when Erik ran it. Anus shot himself in the foot for screwing Erik!


Lucia Perry
Lucia Perry

I just ate there yesterday! Nice people

Anna Funkhouser
Anna Funkhouser

Tony Bela Sziklay nooooooo. Let's go one last time haha.

J Anne Brumm
J Anne Brumm

I saw that Kavita Bernstein, I love that place!

Shadi Mirza
Shadi Mirza

The food was okay, but the problem with that business model is that the kind of people who care about eating healthy food cook at home. That way, they know what ingredients are in the dishes they make.

Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

Who gives a sh*t. Can I come to your place of business and point out everything you do wrong?

Justin Katz
Justin Katz

The dealership should make use of it and offer wraps to their customers.

Val Gunz
Val Gunz

Chris Hudson this is all because u never want to drive to Phoenix!!! Lol

Laura Ory
Laura Ory

Ugh. And they weren't the only small business located there. Seems like poor city planning. Hope someday Camelback doesn't start looking like Bell and other areas with tons of empty car dealerships.

Cici Cipriano
Cici Cipriano

That's a wrap hasn't been the same since they changed their menu to lower quality anyway! We stopped eating there years ago.

Anthony Hagen
Anthony Hagen

I used to work at Toys R Us on Camelback and guess what happened to that? It also turned into a car dealership!

Benjamin Meyer
Benjamin Meyer

That sucks I go there all the time that place is great..

Michael Puck Grose
Michael Puck Grose

Because that is what was missing from Camelback, another car dealership.

Mike Woodling
Mike Woodling

If it's being replaced, how are they looking for new owners?

Justin Grant
Justin Grant

Terrible use of the grocer's apostrophe. Come on now.

Denise Atkins
Denise Atkins

Sad that a perfectly good, successful restaurant has to shutter when there are literally city blocks of empty car dealerships along McDowell between 60th St and Scottsdale Rd. What a waste.

Eric Alvarado
Eric Alvarado

I guess it's living up to its name now, huh?....too soon?

Megan Murawa
Megan Murawa

Krista Swoveland we have to go this week. I get my free wrap next visit too... I better

lauraory
lauraory

They are tearing down the building but as a business they have other assets that can be used at another location. The concept, signs, kitchen equipment, decor...

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