It has recently been announced that Toby Keith’s “I Love This Barr & Grill” will be opening this fall at Mesa Riverview. The Riverview project seems to be gaining some ground and attracting several types of businesses, restaurants etc. Of course, the biggest anchor for the project has been Bass Pro Shops. The proximity to the upcoming Mesa Waveyard project that we have discussed, probably doesn’t hurt any of them. Keith’s two-level restaurant will seat 850 people and occupy 16,400 square feet on the first level with an 8000 square foot mezzanine which will have “virtual bowling” and an 80-foot guitar bar! This place might just be an upscale, redneck heaven. 🙂 The following picture is from the Oklahoma restaurant. There is also one in Las Vegas where, I must admit that Lori and I stopped in for some chicken fried steak one night. 🙂
The location of the upcoming restaurant is accessable from most of the valley with easy access off of the 101 and 202 freeways. The project sits near the Tempe, Mesa and Scottsdale borders and is a short drive to Sky Harbor airport. There has been a lot written about the proximity to and competition with Tempe Marketplace. While they are close together and basically just separated by the 101 freeway, each project has some great qualities. We continue to watch real estate in Tempe and real estate in Mesa very closely as several large projects are under way in both cities. We will keep you updated on many of them in the future.
It will be interesting to see the finished product. Maybe we can meet there for lunch in the fall. Think they have karaoke? I hope not.. :-