Lots of activity in Foothills; couple of fitness businesses open
Several readers have been asking about the activity at the old Parrish’s Bar and Grill and want to know when the restaurant will reopen. I now have the answer.
It will be opening in about a month or so, however, it will be as a whole new restaurant. Sisters Maria Stefanakos, Helene Stefanakos and Loula Stefanakos have taken over the space and will be opening Wheezy’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, 11732 S. Fortuna Road, in about a month.
Maria said that her sister Loula brought back some good ideas from Denver, Colo., and the new restaurant and sports bar will have an “industrialtype ‘70s vintage sports feel.”
Wheezy’s will have more televisions for watching football, fights and all kinds of games than anyone else in the Foothills. It will also have a “great viewing area and patio” with sectionals and indoor/outdoor bar.
“We want to bring something new and fresh to Yuma and the Foothills, something for everyone,” Maria said.
The Stefanakos sisters will continue to operate their other restaurant, Foothills Eatery, 12871 S. Frontage Road. They bought the property last year. It opened on Friday, and it’s ready to welcome back customers. *** Maria Alman-Doten and her husband, Gene Doten, have had Doten Photography for more than 20 years, photographing Yuma families and weddings, however, they recently opened a new event venue, Studio 102.
Studio 102, a historic 1920s venue “with a modern industrial chic look,” specializes in hosting, planning, decorating and “making your dream event come true.” They can host any event: weddings, company parties, bridal and baby showers, children’s themed birthday parties, family reunions, etc.
The venue also offers complete event planning, decor and floral design, studio and location pho-