It’s true! Postino is scheduled to open SOON in South Tempe!
Lauren Saria at the Arizona Republic recently broke the news that Postino is finally coming to South Tempe after months of research, speculation and anticipation. Lauren tells us that the highly anticpated Postino will open on September 16th, 2020. **Update: They have decided to push that up. The new Postino will be opening on 9/14/20 at 11am.
The new location will be at the NE corner of Rural and Warner in south Tempe.
8740 S Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
The demographics in south Tempe probably have a lot to do with why Upward Projects wanted to open their newest location at this corner.
Two other excellent restaurants in the same shopping center in Ghost Ranch and Cotton and Copper will more than likely benefit from having such a popular new spot open in the ‘hood.
Success breeds success. My money says to watch for more great new additions to the area in the near future.
The Sign Is Up:
While they don’t open for a couple more weeks, there is some new branding and the interior looks to be shaping up nicely. I think it looks great!
While Mouth By Southwest reports that there was an ill-fated TPMC shut down in January after two years, many of us know that there was nothing “ill-fated” about the Tempe Public Market Cafe. The cafe was SOLD to Upward Projects after months of negotiations. They were successful, they just felt like the time was right for them to sell. Looking back, the timing was probably *really* good for the former owner of the Tempe Public Market.
BUT, our south Tempe neighborhood seems excited to have a new destination for wine, bruschetta and more.
Phoenix-based Upward Projects will open their seventh Valley location of Postino at Rural and Warner.
The opening was originally expected for “mid-2020,” Of course, 2020 hit, and here we are, waiting for them to safely open.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new restaurant and wine bar will offer options for customers who want to practice social distancing.
The restaurant will have online ordering for both pickup and delivery via the their website, contactless mobile payment, designated curbside parking spots and steel fabricated way-finding signage to guide guests through the pick-up experience.
As at Postino’s other locations, there will also be large roll-away window walls to create an indoor-outdoor experience.
The restaurant will be open for takeout and dine-in for lunch and dinner.
We’ll be able to choose from their popular promotions like $5 glasses of wine and pitchers of beer each day before 5 p.m. Their signature $25 Bottle & Board on Monday and Tuesday evenings will also be available. Brunch will be served from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Details: 8749 S. Rural Road, Tempe AZ 85284.
Many of the residents around here are thrilled to have Postino in our neighborhood. In fact, the reaction from many in the area has been about as positive as a business owner could imagine. I have a feeling that they will fit in to the community very well…
Here’s a look at the housing currently for sale within a mile radius of the cafe. I’m happy to say I live close by and I will be visiting often!
Please feel free to contact us if you are thinking of moving to the area! We can be reached at 602-803-6425