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


Music in the Courtyard | 03.23.19

Join us in the courtyard this Saturday at 5 pm for live acoustic music! Enjoy the tunes, then visit one of our tasty restaurants for happy hour or dinner! We've got fun events planned every Saturday this month, check out the full schedule!

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Movie Night in the Courtyard | 03.30.19

Grab your favorite blanket and chairs for Movie Night in the Courtyard, featuring La La Land.  There will be popcorn to snack on, plus all of the stores will be open to pop in and shop throughout the evening.

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The History


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.