It didn’t take long for someone to take over the suddenly available Blondie’s Sports Bar space in downtown Tempe. 5th Street Bar already is up and running – at least for now.
The 5th Street Bar space on the southeast corner of Mill and Fifth is familiar to Wright. It was the home of his first Mill nightlife foray, The Library, in the late ’90s.
5th Street continues Blondie’s sports theme. However, Wright says he will close the venue at the end of the year and re-open as a “new, hot concept.”