Thursday, February 11, 2016

Plan: Azul to become a pub

A sale brewing at Azul in Wash West? Here's what prospective buyer George Anni has to say.

Plan: Azul to become a pub


Azul Cantina, the seven-month-old lounge at 10th and Spruce Streets, is likely in its final weeks with a Mexican approach.

Much as was rumored last week, George Markakis has found buyers: George Anni and R. Evan Turney, who also own the nearby Valanni and Mercato. (Anni had looked at the space before Markakis took it over; it previously was an utterly forgettable pizzeria/bar called Sauce.)

In a phone chat Friday, Anni confirmed the sale talk but added that plans for the restaurant and its new name have not been firmed. "We don't even have a signed deal yet," Anni said.

Azul is still open.

Anni said Azul would be redone into a neighborhood pub -- "the kind of place we [restaurateurs] like to go to."

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