High Street, formerly CityNorth, just east of Desert Ridge Marketplace will soon be home to a new country bar.  Cowboys Saloon will be taking over the old Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, according to the Phoenix Business Journal.  


Cowboys Saloon website

Cowboys Saloon has three locations in Florida.  This will be the first location outside of Florida.  The owners hope to open the bar by the end of the year.  

The Cowboys Saloon restaurant concept was founded in 2011 by businessman Anthony Perera.  The Phoenix Business Journal says BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese acquired a 50-percent stake in the Cowboys Saloon business in 2014.  

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Business Journal is also reporting that Majerle’s is taking over the former Wolfley’s sports bar at Desert Ridge Marketplace at Tatum Blvd. and the Loop 101.  Wolfley’s closed over the summer. 


Majerle's Desert Ridge website

Majerle’s has locations in downtown Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Goodyear, and Flagstaff.  Former Phoenix Suns player Dan Majerle is the namesake for the sports bar.  He’s currently the basketball coach at Grand Canyon University.    

Wolfley’s was open for five years.  Former NFL player and broadcaster Ron Wolfley was the namesake and part owner.