Mark your calendars: The Red Hot Robot grand opening on March 5.
The toy-gallery-turned-gift-shop announced that their new space will be the corner of 16th Street and Bethany Home Road.
"I've always loved that intersection," RHR owner Jason Kiningham says. "I looked at a number of other areas, but kept going back there."
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The 1950s vibe is carrying over the RHR new brand identity, too. "'50s space is the inspiration," Kiningham says. "It's kind of retro-future." To match the new mod branding and logos, the space itself will feature poured concrete, exposed ducting and chrome lighting fixtures.
In fitting style, RHR is being redefined as more of a card and gift store, less of a toy and collectible shop. Kiningham also promises great functional items for a broader audience.
"The transition of the store and the new energy of the location are really exciting. This is a fresh approach to Red Hot Robot," Kiningham says.
What will replace RHR in Medlock Plaza? Only time will tell.
The RHR grand opening is Saturday, March 5 at 6042 N. 16th St. in Phoenix.