The Parish expanding space and workforce
  • Gerald M. Gay / Arizona Daily Star
  • Dec 5, 2013

The Parish, Tucson’s go-to source for Southern fusion cuisine, is dramatically increasing in size this month.

Parish owners Steve Dunn, Bryce Zeagler and chef Travis Peters have taken over the space next door, which will expand their restaurant by 1,000 square feet, Zeagler said.

Work started on Sunday, and the management hopes to have things squared away within two to three weeks. The restaurant will remain closed until everything is up and running.

Zeagler said The Parish had gotten to a point to where expansion was necessary.

“Our diners have to wait almost every night,” he said. “It started out just being that way on weekends, but in the last six months we’ve had the same problem during the week. We started losing guests.”

In addition to more general seating, the new area will feature larger bathrooms and a private party room that will seat 20. The current VIP area and bathrooms will be converted into kitchen space.

Zeagler said they also plan to increase their kitchen and wait staff by 50 percent.

The Parish is at 6453 N. Oracle Road.

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