Downtown restaurants beware: Fry’s is coming for your lunch business

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 12:43:16-04

The lunch rush is vital for the survival of a number of restaurants in downtown Phoenix, but there is a new market contender that could cause a huge disruption.

Fry’s Food Stores opened the doors of its long-awaited, 67,000-square-foot downtown Phoenix location Wednesday morning, and the grocery store is making it known that it wants to feed downtown's workforce.

“When you think about the tens of thousands of people who work downtown, they now have some really great, nutritious options,” Fry's President Monica Garnes told the Business Journal.

Along with regular supermarket offerings, the downtown Fry’s, on the corner of First and Jefferson streets in the 230,000-square-foot mixed-use Block 23 development, has a Starbucks, Chompie’s deli, sushi station, wine bar and salad bar.

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