Classik Sports Bar & Lounge to Replace Michele’s

A liquor license application has been filed for 4228 W. Van Buren St. in Phoenix.
Classik Sports Bar and Lounge to Replace Michele’s
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A sports bar and lounge will soon open on Van Buren St. according to a liquor license application filed with the State of Arizona. Classik Sports Bar & Lounge, owned by Ashok Dhirubhai Parmar, is slated to open at 4228 W. Van Buren St. Parmar has purchased the lot, which is 33,849 square feet in size.

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Michele’s Cocktail Lounge operated at the location until just recently. A social media post from the establishment on October 9th acknowledges the change in ownership: “Well if you don’t know …the bar has been sold. The name will be changed. It was a great time, but all things must come to an end..It was a great 25 plus years. Not sure what’s going to happen.”

Parmar could not be reached for comment at the time of publication, so the opening or reopening timeline for the bar remains unclear. Commentors and well-wishers on the Michele’s post hope the new owners will keep Michele’s staff on during the transition.

According to the liquor license application, the bar space is 3,865 square-feet.

Eve Payne

Eve Payne

Eve Payne is a freelance writer with an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University. In 2019, she received the Leonard Brown Prize for her poetry, which has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, The Adroit Journal, Nashville Review, and RHINO.
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