Scottsdale '5th and Wine' restaurant closes its doors

Posted at 11:19 AM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 14:19:19-04

A Scottsdale restaurant and wine bar has closed its doors.

5th and Wine announced the news in a brief note on its website.

"Thanks for your patronage over the last 7 years! Unfortunately, we have now closed our doors," the message said.

An exact reason for the closure was not released. The owners were unable to be reached for comment.

However, in January, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a discrimination lawsuit against the wine bar's managers and staff after two former employees filed complaints.

According to the complaint, co-workers made sexually-charged comments towards the two employees and referred to them in derogatory terms. When reported to managers, those managers either did nothing or allegedly participated in the alleged harassment, the EOCC said.

In January, the restaurant's attorney declined to comment to ABC15.

According to court filings, 5th and Wine has not officially responded to the complaint. The restaurant did file for an extension, which was granted. The restaurant now has until April 14 to respond to the allegations.

ABC15 did reach out to the restaurant's attorney seeking comment for this story, but did not hear back.

The restaurant was located off 5th Avenue near the Marshall Way roundabout.