PHOENIX — The wait is nearly over, downtown Phoenix!
After months of construction, Fry's Food Stores announced Tuesday that its 67,000-square-foot grocery store in downtown Phoenix would open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 7:30 a.m. (Editor's note: A previous version of this article mistakenly wrote 7:30 p.m.).
it will be part of the "Block 23" development, a 230,000-square-foot residential-office-retail complex currently being built by RED Development near Washington and First streets, and within walking distance of CityScape, Talking Stick Resort Arena, Chase Field, and a number of downtown apartments and neighborhoods.
As previously reported, the grocery store will have a lot of the same amenities that its other grocery stores have: a pharmacy, Starbucks, deli, bakery, online ordering, delivery, sushi station, and curbside pick-up. It will also have an expanded kitchen where Chompie's, the New York-style bakery and deli, will have sliders, sandwiches, including the Reuben, soups, breakfast items, and pre-packed meals.
It will be the second Fry's store in the Valley where Chompie's will have hot sandwiches for sale. In August, Chompie's opened its kitchen at the Fry's Signature store near Shea and Tatum boulevards, according to a blog post on its website.
Block 23 will also be home to 320 luxury apartments from StreetLights Residential, Sam Fox's Blancos Tacos and Tequila, and offices for Ernst and Young, and WeWork. All three are expected to open in the fall, a spokesperson told ABC15. Specific opening dates have not yet been announced.