May 11, 2021

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Phoenix restaurant Sue’s Soul Food Heaven is reopening after setbacks

A series of unfortunate events have nearly derailed Malika Murphy’s west Phoenix restaurant Sue’s Soul Food Heaven. But despite the setbacks, the first-time restaurant owner is preparing for a comeback.

After a water pipe burst and the ceiling collapsed on Sue’s Soul Food Heaven earlier this month, Murphy has been patiently planning a menu expansion in time for the restaurant’s reopening.

“This is my first restaurant,” Murphy said. “I worked in restaurants in the past, but nothing to this extent… I’m not going to be defeated.”