Uptown Plaza

Welcome to Uptown Plaza

The rebirth of an icon. Built in 1955 and artfully restored more than six decades later, Uptown Plaza combines mid-century modern charm with an irresistible mix of the best local and national retailers and restaurants. Anchoring the gateway to North Central Phoenix's historic core, Uptown Plaza endures with marquee shops and restaurants for the whole family.

Featured Tenants

  • Retail
  • Health
  • Restaurants

Events

Spring Into Uptown Plaza – Music in the Courtyard | 04.17.21

Uptown Plaza is welcoming spring with a series of events every Saturday in April. Learn how to craft the perfect spring bouquet with a flower workshop by AJ’s, refocus with a yoga class by Sweatshop on Central and enjoy music in the courtyard. And then stay for lunch or dinner at one of the plaza’s 11 restaurants or browse the offerings at one of 13 retailers on-site.   On April 17, enjoy music in the courtyard by The Waters from…

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Spring Into Uptown Plaza – Music in the Courtyard | 04.24.21

Uptown Plaza is welcoming spring with a series of events every Saturday in April. Learn how to craft the perfect spring bouquet with a flower workshop by AJ’s, refocus with a yoga class by Sweatshop on Central and enjoy music in the courtyard. And then stay for lunch or dinner at one of the plaza’s 11 restaurants or browse the offerings at one of 13 retailers on-site.   On April 24, enjoy music in the courtyard by Shawn Johnson from…

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The History

THE HISTORY OF UPTOWN

Created by Del Webb, the legendary developer behind Sun City and the legendary Flamingo Las Vegas resort, Uptown Plaza was an instant Valley landmark when it opened on September 25, 1955. As the first shopping center outside of downtown Phoenix, Uptown Plaza included cutting-edge amenities such as complimentary on-site parking, sleek air-conditioned and glass-fronted retail stores, and neon-lit cursive signage above each store that stayed lit until 11 pm nightly.

Original tenants include Piggly-Wiggly supermarket, Bostrom’s department store, Jerand’s of Arizona fine fashions and Porters apparel, as well as restaurants such as the mid-century modern gem, Helsing’s Coffee Shop, and the super-swank fine dining establishment, Navarre’s.