Bleachers Sports Grill celebrates 5 years in Ahwatukee - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Money

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Bleachers Sports Grill celebrates 5 years in Ahwatukee

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:49 pm

Still using the name that a longtime customer recommended more than five years ago, Bleachers Sports Grill aims to keep its doors open and guests feeling at home.

Mark Clarke bought the restaurant, near 40th Street and Chandler Boulevard, after the former owner of Peyton’s Place decided to move the restaurant out of the area. At the height of the country’s recession, Clarke admits the first few years of operating the restaurant were a “big struggle.”

“It’s an accomplishment, in my mind, for so many bars and restaurants to close during that time and to survive,” Clarke said.

Through the restaurant’s hard time, Clarke said he did everything he could to make sure the doors stayed open.

After the place went through an extensive remodel that served as a “total facelift,” business began to pick up.

At the end of the day, according to Clarke, it all came down to the staff of employees and their relationship with customers.

During a typical Friday afternoon, the restaurant serves a few regulars sitting at the bar and everyone is greeted that comes through the door.

On several occasions, guests pass by Clarke on their way to their table, and they greet each by first names, just as friends do. It’s that atmosphere of a pleasant, casual meal among friends that seems to have been the key to Bleachers’ success.

The restaurant celebrated its fifth anniversary with a bash that included prizes, giveaways, food, and drinks in June.

As a way to connect with the community, Clarke said events like those are what makes his job fun.

“It doesn’t matter how bad of a day you had, that night you get to a different realm,” explained Clarke. “Because you see everybody come in that appreciates the place and is excited to be there.”

In return, Clarke said ultimately the goal is to make guests feel at home.

Whether it’s to watch a game from the restaurant’s wall of TVs, or relax on the back patio that overlooks a serene lake, Clarke wants his guests to leave with a smile.

“That’s the atmosphere we try to build, and (so far) it has worked for us,” Clark added.

Bleachers Sports Grill is located at 15410 S. Mountain Parkway, Suite 109. For more information, call (480) 759-4034 or visit bleacherssportsgrill.com.

• Diana Martinez is freelancing this summer for the Ahwatukee Foothills News. Reach her at thedianamartinez@gmail.com.

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Late Bedtime = Weight Gain

advertisement Find more information on Dr. Weil and integrative medicine. DrWeil.com The premiere resource for in-depth, timely, trustworthy i…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 12:43 pm @ http://www.drweilblog.com/home/2016/7/26/late-bedt…

FD: 3 critical after double rollover crash in north Phoenix

PHOENIX - A serious crash in north Phoenix has sent three people to the hospital in critical condition. The crash happened just before 11 a.m.…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 12:43 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/nor…

SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest Returns August 1st

(Chandler, AZ )—Beginning August 1, 2016, SanTan Brewing Company is set to release their fall seasonal, Oktoberfest Lager – a traditional Germ…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 12:38 pm @ http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/santan-brewing-ok…

5 more attractions paired with great places to eat around Phoenix

Have you wondered what there is to do around the Valley in a city other than where you live? Or, maybe you're new to metro Phoenix and just ha…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 12:35 pm @ http://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/event…

MCSO: Multiple dead bodies found inside Gilbert home

GILBERT, AZ - Deputies are investigating after multiple dead bodies were found inside a Gilbert home Monday night. A Maricopa County Sheriff's…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 12:33 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/…

Mother of Dead Cop: Illegal Immigration Putting Americans at Risk

Mary Ann Mendoza is the mother of Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, who was killed by an illegal immigrant in a drunk-driving accident. She responded Tues…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 12:33 pm @ http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2016/07/26/mot…

Losing the X-factor: Hyundai fumbles in U.S. as former hit car Elantra stalls

SEOUL At last February's Super Bowl, Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) hired 'X-Men' movie star Ryan Reynolds for an ad plugging the new version of it…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 12:36 pm @ http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hyundai-motor-el…

Arizona Uber rider too drunk to ride? (VIDEO)

PHOENIX - A Valley Uber driver did not feel safe during this terrifying ride. The Uber driver is seen struggling to gain control of an apparen…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 11:12 am @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/nor…

now Chicago-based Gino’s East is coming to Valley

Hot on the heels of Lou Malnati’s move to the Valley, another iconic Chicago deep-dish pizza icon is headed to Arizona. Gino’s East, a Windy C…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 11:12 am @ http://mouthbysouthwest.com/2016/07/26/move-over-l…

Refugees and Social Enterprise: Considerations about Resettlement - Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations

July 21, 2016; Fusion Against the backdrop of negative rhetoric about refugees from the stage at the RNC in Cleveland last week, an example of…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 10:42 am @ https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2016/07/25/refugees…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…