Downtown Phoenix's cultural center is nestled in this concentrated section that covers approximately 90 square blocks of fine restaurants and shopping destinations. Go easy on the feet and utilize the many 'Dash' bus stops in this district's core. The area also contains the historic Orpheum Theatre and several museums including the Arizona Science Center. Located between Third and Fifth streets and north of Van Buren street, the place is frequented by many young business professionals and is also a favorite nightspot. Familiar rumblings that try to stop the shop may be satisfied with lunch on the garden patio with a rice bowl or burrito, then off to the movies for a break from the heat.
Located in downtown Phoenix, this park-like shopping center is close to many of the city's major sporting venues. A marketplace with class accurately describes the Center as more than 50 unique shops and restaurants fit every shopper's urge to splurge. At sundown, the place takes on the feel of a street party, Southwestern style. Catch a movie at the AMC theaters, shop at exclusive stores or grab a bite to eat at the number of restaurants serving different cuisines. They often have tables outside for dining al fresco in a comfortable, chic ambiance.
Jayne's Marketplace, this fun store is replete with fantastic representations of Southwestern paraphernalia. You will find unusual gift items, apparel, home accessories and even knick-knacks of every type imaginable. Wall decor, pottery, yard candleholders and picture frames are offered, all in fabulous color, style and flavor. If you are looking for a birthday gift or souvenir for someone special, you will no doubt find the perfect choice. Brightly lit and casual, you will find yourself at home in no time and in no hurry to leave. If you're looking for lunch, try Sam's Cafe.
Making waves in the fashion world for its unconventional and spontaneous selection of vintage finds, is Vintage By Misty in the heart of the city. Owned and operated by the fashion-forward Misty Guerriero, this chic boutique has an array of well-conserved clothing, jewelry and home decor from the 1960s through the 1990s. The globe-spanning collection is an eclectic mix of colors, prints and textures characteristic of each decade; and every piece up for grabs is a warranted one-of-a-kind.
Revolver Records is your one stop shop for vinyl LPs in downtown Phoenix. This store opened in 2007 and features an impressive selection of over 25,000 new and secondhand items. Stroll down aisles of LPs, CDs and DVDs in jazz, soul, blues, reggae, classic rock, country and hip-hop styles. Also on sale are vintage turntables, receivers, amplifiers, speakers and sound accessories. In addition, they buy used products, hence a great deal on your collection is guaranteed.
A quirky little store, Bodega 420 provides convenience to the Roosevelt Street area in downtown Phoenix. Here one can find random things like mustard, plastic bags, energy drinks and dental floss, just to name a few. Bodega 420 really is a quaint old throwback to the neighborhood stores of yore – there's even a Pac Man arcade machine inside! Apart from the store's nondescript outward appearance, there is always something interesting going on just outside; you might even catch the owner playing a tune on his guitar, which is just one reason this bodega has become a neighborhood staple.
This time-honored authentic Mexican cafe is a favorite with workers in the downtown area. The eatery is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, offering a full range of Sonoran specialties, plus a market full of Mexican goods. The place has recently added a bakery offering freshly made south-of-the-border sweets. The menu includes Quesadillas, nachos, tamales, tacos, tortas & burritos. You can also order for Grilled dinners and combination dinners.
Fun is the magic word in this shop founded by Bert Easley more than 50 years ago. Family operated, Bert Easley's Fun Shop offers thousands of novelty items, for every age group. Practical joke kits, gag tricks, party supplies, accessories and make up are just a few things up for grabs at this little shop. Looking for that special costume for your masquerade? You will find a full costume line, complete with make-up and wigs, for your trick-or-treat delight.
This little jewelry shop provides you with assistance with extensive jewelry experience. Allow Harry Rosenzweig, Jr., and Ben Rosner to provide you with a full range of jewelry services here, including insurance and estate appraisals, watch and jewelry repair and elite lines of designer jewelry. Affiliated with many societies and associations such as the AGS and GIA, they are dedicated to the jewelry industry. They're located just north of the Heard Museum on Central, in the Regency House Condo building.
Bee's Knees usually means the best of its kind and that is what you get in this trendy secondhand boutique located inside The Hive Art Gallery. Featuring a great selection of clothing and funky accessories, every item is unique and hand-picked. They even have artisan jewelry, handbags and soft toys crafted by local artists. Bee's Knees is a great place to shop for fashionable clothing and embellishments showcasing local flair.