The reopening date of the Maricopa Native Grill and Wings remains undetermined.
The popular Maricopa restaurant has been closed since suffering a fire Jan. 13. Through the four months Native Grill has been closed, owner Pat Kieny has declined to comment on the status of reopening.
Tuesday, Kieny said he was waiting on the City to get paperwork back to him and then they can set a date to reopen. In April, the restaurant applied for a commercial alteration permit. In May, it applied for a permit for the automatic hood extinguishing system. Both applications were returned for more information, part of the back-and-forth with City Hall.
Last weekend owners and managers of Native held a hiring clinic next door at Bashas’ and hired several new staff members.
Friday, they posted, “We hired 6 great additions to our team today. Will be back at Bashas tomorrow at 10 a.m. doing on the spot interviews.”
Saturday they posted, “At Bashas in the lobby area near the bakery doing on the spot interviews until 6 p.m.”
On the company’s Facebook Page there have been several posts talking about reopening.
On March 29 they posted, “Happy Friday! No solid date as of yet however Your Maricopa Native WILL Reopen. True Statement.”
On April 27, Patricia Barrigar posted on the company’s Facebook page, “There are so many dining options in Maricopa – some you like, some you don’t. To those of you that like Native – Thanks for your patience and well wishes. We are a family at Maricopa Native and We so much appreciate all the love and support we’ve received from our customers. We will most definitely reopen – shooting for the last week in May. Lots of kitchen repairs are complete and equipment had been ordered. We will keep you updated as we get closer and rest assured it will be a celebration to remember.”
On May 1, they posted, “The First of May- YAY!!! For All Our Maricopa Native Fans – We’re getting closer – so EXCITED to see everyone.”
On Mother’s Day they posted, “Happy Mother’s Day Maricopa Native Fans. Things are moving along – we are still planning on the last week of May.”
Through the months, they also offered discounts to Maricopa residents who would travel to one of their other locations. “Remember 25% off at the Laveen location for all Maricopa Residents – How about a little Spring Break Road Trip for some WINGS,” they posted on Facebook on March 28.