It's Official: Janos Takes Over Barrio Spot

The rumors that Janos Wilder would be taking over the old Barrio Food and Drink space are no longer rumors.

Here's the news release:

Janos Returns To Downtown

Janos and Rebecca Wilder announced this afternoon that they are returning to downtown Tucson to open a new restaurant in the site of the former Barrio Grill at 135 South Sixth Avenue in the SoCo (south of Congress) district. The Wilder’s, who own Janos and J BAR on the grounds of the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, began their Tucson restaurant career in 1983 when they first opened Janos Restaurant in the former Hiram Stevens house on the grounds of the Tucson Museum of Art.

“This is coming full circle for us.” Wilder commented, “We’re inspired by the opportunity to return to our downtown roots and to be a part of the renaissance taking place there. We couldn’t be more excited to be opening a new restaurant downtown.”

The new, as yet unnamed restaurant will be located in The Odd Hall, a 1914 era building built by prominent architect, Henry Jaastadt whom also designed Tucson High School and the original