Arizona’s restaurant in Stonecrest to close permanently

Arizona's was in business for 15 years.

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Arizona's was in business for 15 years.

A popular Stonecrest restaurant said it plans to close permanently after 15 years in business, less than a year into new ownership.

Arizona’s, located near The Mall at Stonecrest, was known for its steak and seafood, and was especially popular for Sunday brunch. In a letter posted to Facebook over the weekend, the steakhouse said the closure was related to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions placed on eateries.

“In the past month, many restaurants adopted a new model for services while observing this mandate from our state officials to close dining rooms. While we put forth an effort to follow this mandate, this model proved to be unsuccessful for our brand and led us to make a difficult decision to permanently close our doors,” the letter stated.

Arizona’s said the decision to close “not only impacted our customers, but our employees and families.”

Just last October, Gizelle Bryant, a reality star from “The Real Housewives of Potomac,” announced that she and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Jamal Bryant’s teenage daughters were the new owners of Arizona’s.

The steakhouse temporarily closed in August after failing two health inspections in a row, but soon announced it was reopening with a new manager.

“We appreciate you allowing us to be a part of your family and friends’ dining experience over the years,” the restaurant wrote over the weekend.

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