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Urban market, The Churchill, opens in downtown Phoenix in September

Posted: 4:51 PM, Aug 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-14 22:51:11Z

The Churchill, an outdoor courtyard, restaurant and retail complex made of shipping containers, is set to open its doors next month in downtown Phoenix.

When it officially opens September 1, the 14,000-square-foot complex will welcome a mix of 10 Arizona-based restaurants, bars, and stores to First and Garfield streets.

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There is community seating for up to 300 people in the courtyard, as well as a rooftop deck on the top floor, a news release said.

It will also have an air-conditioning system and two fans to help keep guests cool.

It is the brainchild of Kell Duncan and Hartley Rodie.

"I've wanted to make downtown Phoenix a cool space for people to come and hang out," Duncan told ABC15 in June.

Here is a look at what downtowners can expect:

  • Breadwinner: A new sandwich shop from chef Nick Neuman, founder of EVO. Breadwinner will focus on sandwiches, wraps, and salads.
  • The Brill Line: When Pedal Haus pulled out of the project, The Brill Line stepped in. It will offer regional craft beers and cocktails.
  • Pobrecito: Translated to "poor baby" in Spanish, Pobrecito is a Cuban- and Latin-inspired concept from Barter and Shake, the group behind UnderTow and Counter Intuitive. It will have various cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic slushies and drinks.
  • Provecho: A Mexican concept focused on flavors of Central Mexico.
  • Freak Brothers Pizza: The former food truck will whip together Neapolitan-style pizzas in a 1,000-degree oven. 
  • Foxy Fruit: A health-conscious concept serving acai bowls and fruit smoothies.
  • Sauvage: A wine shop.
  • State Forty Eight: The Chandler-based apparel company will open its first brick-and-mortar store selling shirts, hats and other products.
  • Cosas: A boutique shop featuring works from local Mexican artists.
  • Gather: A store with home goods and lifestyle products.

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To be part of the community, each business is required to dedicate a certain amount of hours to community service projects.

There is no assigned parking lot, but metered and street parking is available in the area.

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