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Smokehaus, Joe's Crab Shack among recently closed Valley restaurants

Posted at 2:57 PM, Jul 08, 2016
Smokehaus, a Santa Maria-style BBQ with an Arizona twist, closed its restaurant but will continue catering.  
According to a statement from the company, it will run the catering business out of Brat Haus, which was located next to Smokehaus in Old Town.
 
The company posted this statement on its Facebook page recently:
 
Despite best efforts to establish itself as a valley BBQ destination, Smokehaus Restaurant will return to its catering roots.  "We had high expectations for Smokehaus to be a huge success. Unfortunately, due to declining sales and unexpected increases in overhead costs, we have had to make the tough decision to close our doors," said, Dave Andrea of Smokehaus.  
 
Here is a list of other recently closed restaurants in the Valley:
 
Smokehaus 3636 N Scottsdale Rd
The Upton 7216 E. Shoeman Lane Scottsdale
Joe's Crab Shack  1604 E Southern Ave Tempe
Pink Pony 3831 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale 
The Grind 3961 E Camelback Rd Phoenix
Around the Board  5004 S. Price Rd. Tempe
Sydney's Cafe & Market 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Ste 1064 Tempe