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The Icehouse Unveils New Art/Junk Shop, Coffeehouse, and Group Exhibition

Though the Icehouse may be a bit off the beaten path when it comes to Downtown Phoenix art spaces, you might want to consider visiting the venerated venue during First Friday. Especially since its proprietors will unveil two artsy enterprises located on the property, as well as a brand new exhibition.

Urbane Recycler, a combination "junk/arts salvage shop" and secondhand store, and the Quiet Mind Tea & No Frills Coffee Bar will debut later tonight at the venue. Peter Conley, the director of the non-profit organization that oversees the Icehouse, says that both businesses will hopefully bring more people to visit the venue and help fund future projects and events.

"The objective is to get people to come to the Icehouse and really decompress and chill out while being able to wander around and visit the Cathedral Room or White Column Room while supporting the cause," he says.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.