After 16 years, Hazelwoods First Place Sports Grill in Phoenix will close its doors on May 22.
Opened by Rich and Judy Hazelwood, the Arcadia bar will say farewell with the “End of an Era!,” a three-day event starting at 11 a.m. May 20 and wrapping up at 5 p.m. May 22. The owners were not available for comment, but posts about the closing note they are ready to retire, and have sold the property, rumored to become a pizza place.
Excerpts from a statement on their website and Facebook page read:
“We’ve loved serving the Phoenix community, but it’s time for our owner to retire and spend more time with his family…Rich and Judy Hazelwood thank Phoenix for 16 GREAT years!”