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Postino to open location in Tempe in space of recently closed restaurant

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PHOENIX — A Phoenix-based wine bar and restaurant is opening a location in the space of a recently closed south Tempe eatery.

Postino WineCafe will open on the northwest corner of Rural and Warner roads in mid-2020, according to a press release.

Tempe Public Market Cafe occupied the location for about two years before abruptly closing on Jan. 17.

Upward Projects, the group that runs Postino, Joyride Taco House, Federal Pizza and other Valley restaurants, offered positions to former Tempe Public Market Cafe staff members.

“Postino will always be focused on serving our surrounding community and really becoming a part of the fabric of a neighborhood,” Postino CEO Lauren Bailey said in the release. “We can’t wait to welcome our new neighbors and friends here in South Tempe.”

Construction will begin in February on the Tempe location, which it will have features similar to other Postinos.

Postino offers lunch and dinner daily and brunch on the weekends.

It also offers more than 30 wines by the glass and a variety of Arizona craft brews.

Postino has six Valley locations and 10 total locations, including Colorado and Texas. Locations in Tucson and Denver are also expected to open soon.

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