Howler’s Restaurant & Sports Bar explains reasoning for closing Gilbert location

Howler's Restaurant & Sports Bar originally opened in Gilbert in July 2020. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Howler's Restaurant & Sports Bar originally opened in Gilbert in July 2020. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Howler's Restaurant & Sports Bar originally opened in Gilbert in July 2020. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Howler’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, which closed Oct. 5 at 1026 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, has explained its sudden closure that occurred just over a month after reopening.

In an email responding to a query from Community Impact Newspaper, the corporate owner Group71 said, the "landlord in Gilbert [has] unexpectedly changed lease terms, and our CEO['s] health condition [has led] us to a decision to leave [the] sports bar industry for good."


The restaurant had reopened Sept. 2 after a short closure to renovate and hire new staff. Its Chandler location also had been closed for renovations after Gilbert reopened. https://howlerssportsbar.com
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.



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