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The restaurant Twin Peaks is headed to north Phoenix, according to a building permit issued earlier this month. Remodeling is underway at 3063 W. Agua Fria Freeway in the former Claim Jumper Steakhouse & Bar at Deer Valley Towne Center.
The 12,926 square-foot space will be reduced to 11,110 square feet with the addition of a 1,995 square-foot patio. Carolyn Vangelos of AZ Peaks Restaurant Group, which owns the Twin Peaks franchise locations throughout the Valley, tells What Now Phoenix that this upcoming fifth location will be the biggest by seat capacity.
There will be two bars; the main bar and an indoor-outdoor patio bar. They’ve just completed a demo on the space and are about to begin construction. Vangelos says that they hope to open by early fall and over the coming months will hire around 120 members from management to front of house.
Twin Peaks currently has locations in Scottsdale, Tempe, Camelback, and Glendale. Founded in Lewisville, Texas in 2005, the chain now has upwards of 80 locations across the country. Their menu is a mix of Southwestern, American, and Southern fare, plus a formidable selection of alcoholic beverages.
The chain is noted throughout the country as the “ultimate sports lodge,” a wilderness-themed restaurant with sports on TV and the “Twin Peaks Girls,” whose outfits are part of the attraction. For more information, visit twinpeaksrestaurant.com.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated following a phone call with Carolyn Vangelos.