PHOENIX — Downtown Phoenix finally has its grocery store.
After months of construction, Fry's Food Stores held a ribbon-cutting ceremony then opened the doors to its 67,000-square-foot grocery store on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, and welcomed its first customers. Scroll down to see what the grocery store looks like and what it will offer.
The grocery store is part of the "Block 23" development, a 230,000-square-foot residential-office-retail complex currently being built by RED Development, and within walking distance of CityScape, Talking Stick Resort Arena, Chase Field, and a number of downtown apartments and neighborhoods. In addition to Fry's, the complex will also have Sam Fox's Blanco Tacos & Tequila, Dog Haus, Nekter Juice Bar, Pigtails Cocktail Bar, WeWork, and Ernst & Young.
Fry's will be open every day from 5 a.m. - 11 p.m., a spokesperson said. It offers many of the same amenities that most grocery stores have nowadays: a pharmacy, Starbucks, deli, bakery, online ordering, delivery, and curbside pick-up.
It also has an in-store beer and wine bar, sushi, and Chompie's, which will serve breakfast, sandwiches, and other specialty dishes.
The parking garage is located above the grocery store. People can get two free hours of parking with validation. There are elevators that connect the parking garage to the grocery store.
It was initially expected to open in late September, a spokesperson told ABC15 over the summer, but it was pushed back to October.