Cactus Moon to surface in Casa Grande

Owners plan venture at retail location that has Kohl's, JCPenney
2012-08-24T00:00:00Z 2013-01-25T16:13:37Z Cactus Moon to surface in Casa GrandeCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 24, 2012 12:00 am  • 

The owners of the now-closed Cactus Moon country nightclub are opening a similar restaurant/club in Casa Grande this fall.

Virginia and Gary Graham will open Cactus Moon Country Sports Grill at the Promenade at Casa Grande off Interstate 10 as early as Oct. 5, Virginia Graham said.

She described the business as a restaurant and bar much like the couple's Cactus Moon Sports Grill in Mesa and the now-defunct Cactus Moon in Tucson, which closed July 28 after 23 years in business.

Graham would not comment on the Tucson closing. George Larsen, whose company Larsen Baker owns the nearly 12,000-square-foot building at 5470 E. Broadway, said the Cactus Moon was locked out of the building after falling six weeks behind in its $25,000 monthly rent.

"We had a good run with them for all of those years," said Larsen, who is exploring options for the Tucson building including a nightclub or restaurant.

The Cactus Moon Country Sports Grill joins a growing retail area off Interstate 10 in Casa Grande that includes several national chain restaurants in addition to major department stores including JCPenney and Kohl's.

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at or 573-4642.

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