- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A downtown Phoenix restaurant with a storied history has been sold by the Bidwill family, owners of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.

Jim Gallen announced Friday that he’s the new owner of Tom’s Tavern.

He’s run the restaurant’s operations for the last year.

The Bidwills purchased Tom’s Tavern in 2011.

Its previous owner, Michael Ratner, died from cancer in November 2010. He had owned Tom’s for 18 years.

Tom’s Tavern dates back to 1929 and touts a long list of politicians and celebrities who have gathered at the restaurant for decades.

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