Home Plate Marana, an offshoot of the popular east side Home Plate Sports Pub, is now open in the former Monkey Business Eatertainment on North Silverbell Road.
The opening is a week or so ahead of the original early June opening date envisioned by owner Rick James when he began renovating the 12,000-square-foot building in January. James has owned Home Plate at 4880 E. 22nd St. for 10 of its 50 years.
Home Plate takes up 4,500 square feet of the building, at 8579 N. Silverbell Road. The remaining space will be leased out to other businesses.
The kitchen opens daily at 11 a.m. and the bar is open until 2 a.m.
The restaurant also will feature batting cages, which are still under construction.