Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Janos Wilder Closing Restaurants at Westin La Paloma

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 9:47 AM

James Beard Award nominee Janos Wilder is closing his Janos and J-Bar restaurants at the Westin La Paloma.

He announced the news to the staffers at the restaurants yesterday.

The fact that one of the area's most renowned restaurants is closing will come as a shock to foodies around the country. However, it's not a total surprise. In January, the Arizona Daily Star reported that Wilder had bemoaned the condition of the La Paloma in court documents related to a transfer of control of the struggling resort:

In another document, John S. Wilder, a premier Tucson chef widely known as Janos, said failure to move forward with the plan would jeopardize his ability to continue operating his restaurants at the Westin La Paloma.

"The lack of capital investment and general rehabilitation of the resort property has significantly impacted the ability of Wilder to maintain operations of the restaurant and bar," the document says.

Wilder, who runs Janos Restaurant and J Bar, said any delay in renovating the resort would likely lead to his closing those operations and laying off 44 employees.

More information on the closure is expected to be revealed later today.

The closure is not expected to affect Wilder's newest venture, Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails.

Comments (30)

Showing 1-30 of 30

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-30 of 30

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Jimmy Boegle

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
Meditation and Buddhist study

Meditation and Buddhist study @ Sky Island Zen

Tuesdays, Saturdays

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Tucson Kidsfest

Tucson Kidsfest is an event for kids and their families taking place in June at the TCC.… More

@ Tucson Convention Center Sat., June 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., June 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 260 S. Church Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. The Weekly List: 15 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next Week (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. 'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Quick Bites: Wasting Away Again (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Look At All These Great Movies Coming Up This Week! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation