Visual Arts

Roosevelt Row Changes Are Coming, Despite Altered Development Plans

As rain drenched the myriad of locals and tourists gathered for pre-Super Bowl activities in downtown Phoenix on the evening of Thursday, January 29, a warm glow emanated from a pop-up Roosevelt Row welcome center set up inside Capture 12 gallery as people explored neighboring small businesses.

Across the street, in the house still painted with the name of the now-defunct Bodega 420, more than 50 people gathered to protest developments they worry will lead to the Roosevelt Row art district's demise. "Save Roosevelt Row," they chanted -- heading out with signs and mock coffin to traverse more than a mile in protest mode.