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Modern Margarita opening Chandler restaurant, eyes further expansion

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Modern Margarita previously had a presence in Chandler before fire damaged the space beyond repair. The company that owns the restaurant waited out much of the pandemic before deciding to return.

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— Ron Davis

Modern Margarita Opens New Location In South Chandler

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Modern Margarita now has a second location in the Valley. The south Chandler location celebrated its grand opening on Sept. 2., serving spicy, Mexican dishes, and offering daily specials and a happy hour menu.

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— Lisa Hay

S. Chandler restaurant overcomes fire, reopens

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The first attempt to open a Modern Margarita restaurant and bar in Chandler started off well, but went down in flames.
'I was there that day,' said Kyle Mason, the restaurant's vice president of operations. “I was in the office doing some admin work, I'm smelling something. And I thought it was an electrical fire. … I'm sniffing around and all of a sudden, the backdoor kicks in, it's Chandler Fire Department, 'Get out, get out.' We're like, what?”

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