After 37 years, this community favorite pita and pizza restaurant has closed

Crazy Jim's Restaurant, located on 15th Avenue just south of Indian School Road in Phoenix, has permanently closed.
Tirion Morris
Arizona Republic

When driving past Crazy Jim's Restaurant on 15th Avenue, it was not uncommon to see cars packing the small parking lot. The little white building with it's blue awning and sunshine logo was a neighborhood fixture. 

Now, after nearly four decades in business, the restaurant has permanently closed. 

Located just south of Indian School Road, Crazy Jim's first opened 37 years ago and was known for its huge menu. Not only did the restaurant serve a wide selection of Greek dishes, including pita sandwiches, hummus plates and gyro platters, but it also served burgers, pizza and spaghetti as well. 

Owners announced the restaurant's last day on their Facebook page, informing customers about the Jan. 25 sale of the building. 

"As of 2:00 pm today, we have officially sold our property. It is finished," the post explained, thanking the restaurant's real estate team that sold the building as well as customers for years of support. 

In less than 24 hours, the post gained more than 100 comments from fans sharing memories, compliments and well wishes for the future.

The restaurant posted again on Jan. 26 inviting customers stop by one last time.  "If anyone wants to come by and say hello and take a small keepsake that reminds you of the wonderful times you had at Crazy Jim’s, we would love that."

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