Phoenix Public Market Celebrates Grand Opening of Urban Grocery
It's been a long time coming.
Tuesday marks the first official day for the new Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery & Wine Bar, after non-profit Community Food Connections' extensive fundraising efforts, planning, and renovation of the vintage red brick building that's now its permanent home. Business hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., while the in-house coffee shop, Royal Coffee Bar, opened earlier this month with earlier hours, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Stocked with locally grown produce from the same vendors who will continue to populate the outdoor farmers market (held in the parking lot on Wednesdays, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.), the grocery will be a welcome amenity for people living and working in the neighborhood.
Special activities are planned throughout this week, including a Grand Opening fundraiser on Thursday evening, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (advance tickets are $45). Mayor Phil Gordon and chef Christopher Gross will be hosting the soiree, which will feature live music, local wine and beer, and food samples from farmers market vendors and local eateries, including Nine 05 and PastaBar.
Get the Dining Newsletter
The week's top local food news and events, plus interviews with chefs and restaurant owners, dining tips, and a peek at our print review.
More RESTAURANTS News
- Hidden Track Bottle Shop: Boutique Wine Store to Open This Summer in Downtown
- The Taco and Dilla Parlor: Luncha Libre Food Truck Goes Brick-and-Mortar
- Westward Brewing Co. in Central Phoenix Will Open Later This Summer — Here's a Peek Inside
- 100 Favorite Dishes 2015: Pork Chop at Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe