Ahwatukee restaurateurs expanding to 2 cities

Ahwatukee restaurateurs expanding to 2 cities

By: Ahwatukee Foothills News 

Business is bright for the Ahwatukee-based seafood restaurant Chesapeake Bay Bistro.

It recently opened a second location in Tempe and plans to open a third operation in San Diego, where co-owners James and Yolanda Brown lived for much of their 39 years of married life before settling in Ahwatukee.

The Browns in 2021 opened the Ahwatukee location of Chesapeake Bay at 5033 Elliot Road in the space that had been occupied by the Fresko Mediterranean Kitchen, which fell victim to the economic onslaught of the pandemic.

And while the era of forced shutdowns is long gone, James Brown said the past year has been no picnic, thanks to inflation and other economic factors.

Still, he is celebrating the expansion.


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