After months of checking on the construction progress twice weekly at the Phoenix Public Market, the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar is finally here.

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Come October 27, these shelves will be full of local goodies.

To celebrate, the market is throwing a weeklong celebration, and we’re all invited to attend. Make sure to stop by, check out the awesome retro-modern redesign of the building, take in the events and most importantly, take in some of the excellent products available on the shelves. All sorts of special offers will be available all week long.

Monday, October 26: Royal at the Market quietly opened a few weeks back, but this is its official opening soiree. The second outpost of this Downtown Phoenix coffee staple, conveniently built right into the Urban Grocery building, will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and is accessible from the alley on the west side of the building. It even has seating and wi-fi now!

Tuesday, October 27: This is the official first day of operation of the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar. Doors open at 11 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Stop in for lunch or a takeaway dinner.

Wednesday, October 28: Day No. 2 will feature pumpkin painting and the opportunity to buy raffle tickets for Thursday’s grand opening party. Prizes include a no-wait pass to Pizzeria Bianco — a four-hour value!

Thursday, October 29: The grand opening celebration runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and proceeds benefit Community Food Connections, the nonprofit that brought us the Phoenix Public Market. Mayor Gordon will be on hand, as well as Chef Christopher Gross of Christopher’s. Stop in for food, local beer and wine, live music, a silent auction and plenty of celebration.

Friday, October 30: Check out the Public Market on Twitter for some sweet deals!

Saturday, October 31: It’s Halloween, so come dressed up for a special blessing of the store, sign the guestbook (you’ll go down in history as the first visitors of the store grocery) and bring the kiddies for all sorts of fun activities.

The Urban Grocery and Wine Bar is located at 14 E. Pierce St. (light rail station at Central/1st Avenue and Van Buren)


  • Waitinc

    Just a note to phoenixdowntownjournal.com that I appreciate the source for downtown phoenix news but every review or mention of any establishments lack thorough technical info. When I am reading a review it would be nice to have more pictures then one, any phone numbers, and full addresses to the reviewed establishment. Do these people and places justice.

    • A few things: First, we did a full preview of this building a while back that included over a dozen photos. We’ve regularly kept our readers updated on that front.
      Second, we have included the address at the conclusion of the article, as well as the closest light rail station (standard procedure at DPJ). The phone number would have been included, but it was not yet connected in this instance.
      This post was not a “review,” but rather a preview of a few quick events the Urban Grocery was putting together to celebrate its official opening. We appreciate your input!