The Grand Avenue Arts and Small Business District is home to an eclectic, and very diverse, mix of the arts, small commercial  enterprises, retail, industrial, affordable housing projects, social services, and historic residential.

Over the last several years, newcomers to the area have purchased the vintage commercial buildings along this diagonal strip into downtown to preserve the historic architecture or to create interesting adaptive re-use projects that are a combination of the new and the old. Hurt by the downturn, the Avenue is coming back to life with a variety of new small businesses, projects currently under renovation, streetscape planning, murals, and other arts and community related activities.

Have your own idea for a creative business or space? Check out the availability on Grand:

The Historic OS Stapley Hardware Store Buildings

The current owner is restoring these beautiful red brick buildings to their original 1920s appearance by removing interior plaster, exposing original painted signs, sandblasting interior trusses, and re-installing large storefront windows.

Location: 747 W. Grand Avenue
Space: up to 5-6,000 sq. ft. increments
Rate: Call for info
Contact: Kevin Lange, Cushman & Wakefield  602-253-7900




The Groove On Grand

In the heart of the Grand Avenue Arts and small Business District.  These buildings have all been renovated for a variety of retail, art studio, and office type small businesses. It has nice outdoor seating area, a small outdoor stage, and good exposure and visibility along Lower Grand Avenue. The patio that has the beginnings of a lovely desert oasis.  Owners will help build out kitchen for right, experienced bar/bistro tenant.

Location: 1028 Grand Ave.
Space: 1,300 sq. ft. with a 300 sq. ft. basement.  2,000 sq. ft. outdoor seating area
Rate: Call for info
Contact: Commercial Properties Inc. at 480-966-2301




Henry’s Market Corner

Built in the 1920’s as a Piggly Wiggly market, the Market Corner has been purchased by a new owner who is preparing to renovate the exterior. The owner is looking for a restaurant or a neighborhood market, art studio, furniture store, or office tenant and is willing to negotiate on limited interior improvements for the right person.

Location: 1346 W Roosevelt St.
Space: 4,000 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft.
Rate: $3,000/mo and $1,500/mo
Contact: Eddie at 602-463-2803





Various Spaces

Work spaces, one small theater space, art studios, small retail/office, co-working space, etc. are available in a variety of sizes and price ranges.  All spaces are in vintage buildings in the Lower Grand Avenue Arts and Small Business District.

Location: 1023 Grand, 1022 Grand, 1301 Grand, and 711 N. 15th Avenue
Space: Varies, call for info
Rate: 55 cents – 75 cents a sq. ft.
Contact: Beatrice or Tony at 602-391-4016




Oasis on Grand (corner commercial space)

A prime corner of the Oasis on Grand complex at Grand, Roosevelt and 15th Avenue.  Looking for community friendly tenants and open to tenants who want to co-exist with several shared uses such as bar/bistro, small retail/office, gallery, etc.  Owner willing to help with TI for an experienced bistro/bar tenant.

Location: 1501 W. Grand Ave.
Space: 3,000 sq. ft.
Rate: Call for info
Contact: Laurie Carmody at 602-332-2565





Oasis on Grand (Live/Work)

Artist live/work space in a beautifully remodeled Mid-century Modern motel building, with interior parking and leisure area.  Or can be used for small galleries.

Location: 1501 W. Grand Ave.
Space: Range from 322 sq. ft. to 714 sq. ft.
Rate: Studio apartments start at $409. One bedrooms start at $524.
Contact: 602-358-8185