Bob and Robin Trick of House of Tricks have introduced plans to retire in June 2022. The property at 114 East Seventh Road in Tempe was offered on December 15. Nonetheless, the restaurant will keep open for completely satisfied hour and dinner service via June due to a lease settlement between the Methods and the purchaser – a limited-partnership firm known as 101 East sixth Road LP.
“Whereas the Methods are agency on their retirement plans, future potentialities for the restaurant itself are extensive open,” stated a press launch from Birdseye Advertising and Communications, a Tempe-based agency. “For now, they’re entertaining all choices, and extra info might be made obtainable as particular plans are finalized.”
The restaurant, located inside a Twenties bungalow and 1903 adobe brick home with lush patios and an out of doors bar, is a Valley favourite, incomes quite a few awards for its New American delicacies and producing a passionate following through the years.
In response to the press launch, the Methods have thought of retirement for the previous few years.
“Though the ultimate determination has been troublesome, they’re extraordinarily grateful to the group and are proud to have been part of such a profitable Tempe enterprise,” the discharge stated.
The Methods met virtually 50 years in the past whereas working at Bandersnatch Pub. The pair left the Tempe pub to start out their restaurant in one of many older downtown bungalows.
“We so recognize all who contributed to Home of Methods’ success and distinctive tradition,” Robin stated within the press launch. “We’ve been supported all through the years by wonderful workers, household, pals, clients, enterprise and group associates.
Robin stated there are plans for festivities and particular occasions on the restaurant over the subsequent six months.
“We wish this to be a transition of gratitude and celebration,” she stated.
In response to the discharge, each Bob and Robin are trying ahead to pursuing pursuits outdoors the restaurant business after retirement, together with spending time with their grownup son, who lives in San Francisco. Robin plans to proceed her long-lost research in artwork historical past, specializing in textile arts and the position of girls all through time and throughout cultures.
Bob is trying ahead to fly-fishing and dealing on initiatives across the residence and at their cabin in Payson.
Home of Methods is open from 4-9 p.m. on Monday via Saturday for dinner. It’s closed on Sunday.