While 1st Street is under construction, we encourage our readers’ ongoing support of businesses there, including The Breadfruit, Sens Asian Tapas & Sake Bar and Turf Irish Pub.

The City of Phoenix will be repairing the concrete in the alley located between Central Ave. and 1st St. at McKinley St. from Monday, Oct. 3 through Friday, Oct. 7.

The alley serves as the driveway access to the Phoenix Public Market and Royal Coffee Bar. Access will blocked for the week, but both businesses will be open as usual.

Drivers accessing the Market’s parking lot will have to enter from Central Ave. – a one-way street heading north in that area – and Pierce St.

Our opinion? It’s worth the detour.

If you go

Royal Coffee Bar hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesday nights till 8 p.m.

Phoenix Public Market hours:
Urban Grocery and Wine Bar, Tuesday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.; First Friday, Oct. 7, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Open-Air Market Wednesday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – Noon.

Phoenix Public Market is a program of the local non-profit Community Food Connections. Community Food Connections is committed to improving access to healthy food in underserved areas. Its programs expand outlets for and production of local food, create jobs and build family self-sufficiency. Through the Phoenix Public Market, Community Food Connections is helping keep farmers on the land while building a thriving community gathering place around local food production, distribution and consumption.

Royal Coffee Bar and Roastery is owned and operated by Hayes McNeil and has two locations: inside the Market and at the Arizona Biltmore Shopping Center, next to the Capital Grille.