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Restaurants Take Risks For Big Rewards At Phoenix Airport

Wed, April 3, 2013 8:00am

Story by Peter O'Dowd




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One of the busiest airports in the country is in the midst of a major upgrade that will bring local restaurants into a space typically reserved for mega-corporate chains. Nearly two dozen Phoenix culinary landmarks have landed space at Sky Harbor. But there is a cost. Rent at the airport is 10 times more expensive in some cases, and some small businesses have gone into a lot of debt to get their foot in the door.

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