Original Buddy's Grill in Tucson Closes - Reportedly due to the poor economy, the original Buddy's Grill location at 4821 E. Grant Rd. Tucson, AZ 85712 closed on June 12th. The second restaurant at 7385 S. Houghton Rd. #125 Tucson, AZ 85747 will stay open.
Tucson's Marie Callender's Closes - Reported here by the AZFoodDude and following along with the all the Marie Callender's Restaurants in the state, Tucson's location has also closed.
All Five Long John Silver's in Tucson Converting to Overboard Seafood & Grill Restaurants - The owner of all five Long John Silver's in the Tucson area has decided to close them due to restrictions on his ability to offer a wider variety menu. To fix this he is converting each location into an Overboard Seafood & Grill. One feature of the new restaurants will be the introduction of a new item monthly in which customers will be able to decide whether to keep the item or throw it overboard.
Montana Avenue Closing, Being Converted Into a Zinburger - Sam Fox will be closing his Montana Avenue Restaurant at 6390 E. Grant Rd. Tucson, AZ 85715 on August 15th and reopening the building shortly thereafter as a Zinburger. This will be the second Zinburger in Tucson. On a related note, the article mentions that NoRTH, also by Sam Fox, will undergo a $700,000 remodeling in September. There is an interesting Q & A with Sam Fox at the headline link.
Eclectic Pizza Changes Name - Finally, some news that doesn't involve a closure. Eclectic Pizza at 7065 E. Tanque Verde Rd. Tucson, AZ 85715 has changed its name to Renee's Organic Oven. The food remains basically the same even with some menu changes and remodeling.