Zimmerman previously was executive chef at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in downtown and Wyndham Phoenix Hotel prior to that.
The 6,379-square-foot space is owned by New York-based Widewater Hotels, which owns the Hilton Garden Inn nearby at the Arizona State University Research Park. This appears to be its first restaurant.
Tres is among the latest restaurant developments in south Tempe, which suggests that the area will likely be seeing more restaurant growth than in years prior.
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