Waiting for Equal Parts to open in downtown Chandler? It ain’t gonna happen

BY Jess Harter Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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Back in April, I wrote about Julian Wright, owner Pedal Haus Brewery in downtown Tempe, buying and closing popular Vintage 95 in downtown Chandler.

At the time, he was planning to partner with Jim Bob and Kelsey Strothers, owners of Worth Takeaway in downtown Mesa, on a new concept called Equal Parts.

‘‘We will most likely have an exhibition kitchen featuring rustic northern Italian cuisine cooked over hardwood and featuring many local food partners,’’ Wright told me.

Well, scratch that idea.

Over the summer, word leaked out that the partnership had fallen apart. The restaurant and its great patio (pictured) still sit vacant after nearly six months.

‘‘(Equal Parts) is no longer in the plans,’’ Wright confirms. ‘‘I’m working on a new concept but don’t have it finalized yet.’’

Besides Pedal Haus, Wright’s other concepts in downtown Tempe have included The Library (now Gringo-Star Street Bar), La Bocca Urban PizzeriaModern Margarita and The Handlebar.

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