PHOENIX — Gordon Biersch closed its restaurant and brewery at SanTan Village in Gilbert over the weekend, which was the brand’s only remaining location still running in the Phoenix area. Its other restaurant locations at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, downtown Tempe, and Scottsdale have also closed .
Nashville, Tennessee-based operator and franchisor Craftworks Holdings, which also shuttered Gordon Biersch locations in Syracuse, Virginia Beach, and Baltimore, told Brewbound on Monday the overall move was “purely a business decision as we continue to focus on other Craftworks Holdings locations throughout the
SPB Hospitality LLC, a wholly owned affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, completed its $93 million acquisition of the assets of CraftWorks Holdings on June 1 but just started to reveal its plans on Friday.
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Craftworks is also the franchisor of about 77 restaurants. The company’s restaurant brands include Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery , Gordon Biersch, Big River Grille, ChopHouse & Brewery and A1A Ale Works.
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Bob Batz Jr. Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery at the Waterfront in Homestead closed earlier this month, citing the COVID-19 crisis, but it won’t be opening any time soon, as the parent company that runs Rock Bottom and other restaurants across the country has terminated most of its employees.
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