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


Drive-In Concert with Elvis Before Noon | 10.16.20

Uptown Plaza is welcoming the community to enjoy live music at a drive-in concert with local band Elvis Before Noon in the comforts of their car on Friday, October 16. The concert will begin at 6:30 pm in the main parking lot at Uptown Plaza and there will be space made available for those who wish to bring chairs. Uptown Plaza encourages everyone to social distance responsibly.  Additional security and portable toilets will be provided for the convenience of concertgoers.…

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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.