Staple downtown Phoenix restaurant Cooper’stown closes for good
PHOENIX — Monday marked the end of an era: Cooper’stown, a staple downtown Phoenix restaurant owned by rocker Alice Cooper, closed for good.
The restaurant, formerly located near First and Jackson streets, did not say why it closed in a brief statement.
“After 20 years, we are sad to close Cooper’stown,” the statement read. “Thank you to all the loyal staff and patrons. It was a good run!”
All of the eatery’s social media accounts were deactivated Monday.
Cooper’stown used to be a go-to joint for Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns fans, as well as people heading to other events at Chase Field or Talking Stick Resort Arena.
In addition to serving up food — Cooper’stown was known for its 22-inch hot dog called the Big Unit, named after D-backs Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson — the restaurant also hosted events and concerts.
The eatery also had a good amount of sports and music memorabilia. There was no immediate word on if it planned to auction any of it, as several other notable Phoenix-area restaurants have done lately.
The restaurant had a 3.5-star rating on business review site Yelp. People wrote Cooper’stown had a great selection of beers on tap and a dished out some pretty good food.
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