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

Second Saturdays at Uptown Plaza | 10.13.18

For fun-filled family weekends, Uptown Plaza launches their monthly “Second Saturday” event series. The events will take place the second Saturday of every month, and the shopping center will host rotating entertainment, dining and shopping elements. Each month several featured Uptown Plaza tenants will also host activities, sales, or samples in the courtyard to provide guests with a taste of all that the shopping center has to offer.

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Second Saturdays at Uptown Plaza | 11.10.18

For fun-filled family weekends, Uptown Plaza launches their monthly “Second Saturday” event series. The events will take place the second Saturday of every month, and the shopping center will host rotating entertainment, dining and shopping elements. Each month several featured Uptown Plaza tenants will also host activities, sales, or samples in the courtyard to provide guests with a taste of all that the shopping center has to offer.

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Second Saturday at Uptown Plaza | 12.08.18

For fun-filled family weekends, Uptown Plaza launches their monthly “Second Saturday” event series. The events will take place the second Saturday of every month, and the shopping center will host rotating entertainment, dining and shopping elements. Each month several featured Uptown Plaza tenants will also host activities, sales, or samples in the courtyard to provide guests with a taste of all that the shopping center has to offer.

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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.