St. Philip's welcoming Mexican restaurant

2014-06-11T11:32:00Z 2014-06-11T12:01:29Z St. Philip's welcoming Mexican restaurantCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 11, 2014 11:32 am  • 

Reforma Cocina y Cantina, a Mexican restaurant that will focus on the cuisine of Mexico City and Central Mexico, will take up residence in the St. Philip’s Plaza space that housed Vivace.

Reforma will be owned and operated by Steve Stratigouleas and Grant Kruegers, the duo that also created St. Philip’s Union Public House three years ago. 

The 7,000-square-foot restaurant isn’t expected to open until mid-October, after a floor to ceiling renovation project that is humming along in the Foothills shopping center.

In addition to new flooring and a renovated kitchen, plans call for installing windows and French doors to take advantage of the plaza’s view, Stratigouleas said. The dining room will accommodate 250 diners.

Reforma, which will offer an extensive selection of tequilas and distilled agave products, will operate  a scratch kitchen with housemade corn and flour tortillas.

Vivace, meanwhile, moved early this year to 6440 N. Campbell Ave., the former home of the now closed Anthony's In the Catalinas.

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