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.

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Events

Holiday Happenings at Uptown Plaza | 12.07.19

Get in the holiday spirit this December with a little help from Uptown Plaza! Every Saturday before Christmas (December 7, 14, and 21) from 10 am – 1 pm, guests can take pictures with Santa in the courtyard. There will also be hot chocolate and apple cider to sip while shopping, holiday-themed crafts to keep the children busy, and giant yard games set up for families to enjoy the perfect Arizona weather. The photo opportunity with Santa is complimentary. Guests…

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Holiday Happenings at Uptown Plaza | 12.14.19

Get in the holiday spirit this December with a little help from Uptown Plaza! Every Saturday before Christmas (December 7, 14, and 21) from 10 am – 1 pm, guests can take pictures with Santa in the courtyard. There will also be hot chocolate and apple cider to sip while shopping, holiday-themed crafts to keep the children busy, and giant yard games set up for families to enjoy the perfect Arizona weather. The photo opportunity with Santa is complimentary. Guests…

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Holiday Happenings at Uptown Plaza | 12.21.19

Get in the holiday spirit this December with a little help from Uptown Plaza! Every Saturday before Christmas (December 7, 14, and 21) from 10 am – 1 pm, guests can take pictures with Santa in the courtyard. There will also be hot chocolate and apple cider to sip while shopping, holiday-themed crafts to keep the children busy, and giant yard games set up for families to enjoy the perfect Arizona weather. The photo opportunity with Santa is complimentary. Guests…

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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.