Downtown Tempe is losing another iconic food and drink establishment with the announcement that House of Tricks will be closing next spring.
Owners Bob and Robin Trick sold the building on December 15, but will re-let it and stay open for dinner and happy hour until June 2022.
The Tricks said after 34 years it was time to retire.
The critically acclaimed restaurant, located at 114 E. Seventh Street, has been a valley favorite for more than three decades, winning numerous awards and generating an enthusiastic following.
Known for its fine cuisine as well as lush patios, House of Tricks has been the site of important family and business events, including marriage proposals, weddings, business meetings, and fundraisers. The laid-back yet professional setting has been a favorite with guests from across the valley, including ASU faculty and staff, neighbors from the South Tempe community, local and national politicians, men from business, spring training fans and food lovers.
The buyer, 101 East 6th Street LP, did not immediately announce plans for the site.
Last year, downtown Tempe lost the iconic Rula Bula on Mill Avenue when the restaurant / bar owners and the building owner couldn’t agree on a new lease.