Restaurants come and go all the time, but when it's a staple in the community since the 1950s, like Sportsman's Fine Wine and Spirits has been, it's a bit harder to swallow.
I have been a fan of Sportsman's for many years, so when I heard that they were closing their doors, I was sad. Over time the restaurant has seen a few different owners and now will be owned by Mark Tarbell.
Tarbell, owner of Tarbell's right next door to Sportsman's, is also well-known in the Valley. While I look forward to seeing what he does with the space, I hope he remembers what the restaurant has meant to so many of us in the Valley.