AZ88 first opened in, yes, 1988. We always love telling this story because we operated a business out of the 7502 E Main St. location since 1993 which feels like a long time to us. AZ88 was always a favorite of our employees and clients coming in for a lunch meeting. The design centered approach to AZ88’s space is what keeps people coming back for more time and time again. The decor constantly changes, courtesy of Scottsdale-based interior designer and artist Janis Leonard, of Janis Leonard Design Associates. AZ88’s owner hired Leonard in 1991 to work on the space and Janis continues to update the restaurant to keep it fresh.