La Petit owner opens new bistro at Sports Pavilion
Memo’s Bistro will replace the Strike Zone Restaurant, opening for breakfast, lunch and dinner July 17. The Strike Zone’s last day will be July 14. Rivas will offer a wide variety of items on his menu, including seafood, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and comfort food. Breakfast will include a full menu of eggs, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and French toast, and many other options with various sides.The Recreation Centers of Sun City West is excited to announce a partnership with the owner of La Petit Café to open a new restaurant in the Sports Pavilion.
“We will have a complete breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. We’re known for offering fresh food in a homemade style,” said Rivas, who has operated in the Sun Cities for 15 years. “The opportunity to be serving dinner is what really attracted us to this location,” he added.
Rivas invites the community to an Open House at Memo’s, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. He will have beverages and a variety of finger foods available to sample.
Along with its regular fare, Memo’s will offer special menus when the Sports Pavilion hosts special events. Regular hours will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays; and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Beer and wine will be available at the Sports Pavilion counter.
Rivas’ other locations are on the Banner Del Webb Hospital campus, and at Bell Recreation Center in Sun City. Trisha Franklin, general manager of those locations will also manage Memo’s. “We plan to repeat our success,” Rivas said. “We hope that you will be joining us on our new journey.”
Memo’s will remain open during the Sports Pavilion’s annual maintenance closure July 29 through Aug. 12.
Sports Pavilion Manager Barry Hardesty said he was happy about the transition to Memo’s following a tough transition from the previous lessee to a brief period when the Recreation Centers ran the restaurant.
“We didn’t really have a choice but to take over the restaurant for a while,” said Hardesty. “I know the previous restaurant was popular, but there were issues that had to be addressed. So we took over for a while, but we’re happy to be turning it over to a professional who is already well known in the community. I believe Memo’s will fit the community’s tastes and the restaurant will be a great fit for the Sports Pavilion.”