Alice Cooper’stown shuts down in downtown Phoenix

After 20 years, Alice Cooper’stown restaurant in downtown Phoenix has closed.

“We are sad to close Cooper’stown. Thank you to all the loyal staff and patrons. It was a good run,” a restaurant representative confirmed Monday morning in a statement.

Alice Cooper, the Hall of Fame rock star and Phoenix resident, was a partner in the restaurant and sports bar at 141 E. Jackson St.

“We are very proud of the 20 years Cooper’stown operated in spite of everything closing around it. It was time to leave on an up note and we thank all who supported us,” said Shep Gordon, Cooper’s longtime manager, in a written statement.

As the face of the brand, his touches were evident in everything, from dishes named Nightmare Nachos and The Killer Corned Beef Sandwich to photos of Cooper around the restaurant. Jerseys and other local sports memorabilia shared the stage at the restaurant, whose tagline was “Where Jocks and Rock Meet.”

Nightmare Nachos at Alice Cooper’stown restaurant in Phoenix.

Cooper’stown opened in 1998 in a historic building on Jackson Street near Second Street in Phoenix’s warehouse district. Cooper opened the $2.7 million restaurant with businessman Brian Weymouth and other investors.

Back then, Chase Field was known as B.O.B. (Bank One Ballpark) and downtown was on an up-cycle of growth. Cooper’stown joined flashy entertainment venues like Jackson Street Grille, Leinenkugel’s Ballyard Brewery, Majerle’s Sports Grill and Moondoggie’s.

Over the last few years, downtown Phoenix has experienced another growth spurt. But with additions such as the CityScape complex, much of the attention focused north of Talking Stick Resort Arena and Jefferson Street.

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