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Daniel R.
Tempe, AZ
Five-star rating

Bragg’s Pie Factory is a pretty amazing place. Right in the heat of Grand Avenue’s eclectic art scene, this former confection creation station is now a very cool, very open and airy art space.

I rented the space for a modest sum to throw a party there for the Phoenix Fringe Festival’s closing night, and it couldn’t have gone better. There is currently a mutant pinata show going on (stop by, you can see it from the street!) and that made for a really fun vibe for the party. The owner, Beatrice (go visit her at Kooky Krafts up the street), was very accommodating and positive about the whole experience. Beatrice is an energy all her own on Grand Ave., really working to reuse and rehab the marvelous old buildings from Phoenix’s former main drag.

The building itself is a giant open front room with other, similarly large back rooms that house local businesses. The front room, the one we rented, is about a football field in size, stark white with polished concrete floors. It feels big when you’re in it, but we were able to use some select lighting (Xmas lights are your friend) to make the space somewhat intimate.

Rock on, Pie Factory, rock on.

Bragg’s Pie Factory is located at 1301 Grand Ave.

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