Handful of New Restaurants Coming to Downtown Phoenix
While downtown Phoenix has seen its fair share of restaurants close down this year, there still seems to be continued demand from operators to move into the area.
Three restaurants recently signed leases at CityScape and Block 23, mixed-use developments that stretch three blocks between Washington and Jefferson streets from First Avenue to Second Street, the developer Red Development said.
Red reached a deal with LGO Hospitality to open the second location of Ingo’s Tasty Food in a 1,488 square-foot space along First Street at Block 23. Ingo’s has made a name for itself in the Arcadia neighborhood with its diverse menu with high quality ingredients in sandwiches, salads and cocktails. The new Ingo’s, which is slated to open in mid-2021, will also run a coffee program during breakfast hours, according to the developer.
Ingo’s will be the second restaurant in the recently opened Block 23 building, joining Fox Restaurant Concepts’ Blanco Cocina + Cantina, which is slated to open its new 6,997 square-foot location on Nov. 13.
The large second-level space formerly occupied by the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery at CityScape will be filled by a new concept from Valley-based brewery State 48. Called the Phoenix Bourbon Room, the new concept will open in the 9,202-square-foot space above Arrogant Butcher and The Strand. Slated to open in the spring of 2021, the new concept will have one of the largest selection of spirits downtown, as well as a menu boasting prime meats, fresh seafood, burgers and smoked meats.
BIG changes on the way
Everbowl, a San Diego-based healthy food restaurant will be opening its latest Arizona location in CityScape as well on the northeast corner of Washington and First streets in the former Yogurt Time space. Everbowl, which offers acai bowls and other healthy dishes, is expected to open by the end of 2020.
Right ahead of the pandemic and during it, Red was able to get a two restaurants open, Dog Haus Biergarten and Pigtails, a speakeasy-style cocktail lounge and seafood bar, at CityScape. Still, the developer is searching for new tenants to fill the spaces in the development once occupied by Starbucks, Pizza Studio, GrabbaGreen and the Lucky Strike bowling alley, according to its website.
The new restaurants are coming as downtown is undergoing major changes. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego previously said 32 projects are in various stages of development in downtown, including three that will break ground in the fourth quarter of this year.
Many of the projects are apartments and the continued expansion of Arizona State University’s downtown campus.