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.
Flower ChildThe latest concept from Valley restaurateur Sam Fox, Flower Child's fundamental promise is to serve healthy food for a happy world. It means they work with ranchers who respect, protect, and love their animals - and our food supply. Proteins are all raised naturally, without additives, and their organic produce is guided by the wisdom of the Environmental Working Group.
Lou Malnati’sConsidered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's is as rich in history as its pizza is in flavor. Their signature Chicago-style deep dish pizza is made using a recipe that has been handed down through generations. Every pizza is handmade from scratch using the finest and freshest ingredients. For the first time, the Malnati family is opening their doors to the West Coast by opening a location right here at Uptown Plaza.
ModerniqueModernique, a stunning retail boutique from famed interior designer and author Julia Buckingham, recently opened at Uptown Plaza. Tucked into the north side of the plaza next to West Elm, Modernique showcases Buckingham’s signature interior design style: mixing and matching different genres and eras, allowing customers to create their own personalized yet still pulled-together look. The new boutique features unique furniture, decorative lighting, textiles, wall coverings, unique accessories and gift items, which will be available both to-the-trade and the public. Plus, Modernique also offers an extensive selection of Buckingham’s own custom-designed furnishings and accessories.
Shake ShackBurger mania will hit a fever pitch when Danny Meyer opens his globally-obsessed, fast-casual concept Shake Shack at Uptown Plaza. Sprouted from a hot dog cart in New York City’s Madison Square Park to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation, Shake Shack became an immediate long-term fixture in the city, boasting epic lines, James Beard chef collaborations, and since then, multiple locations sprouting up in hotspots around the world.
West ElmWest Elm’s all-new store at Uptown Plaza is the first Phoenix store and second Arizona location for the Brooklyn-based company. Shop a selection of Arizona-based makers and designers selling their products in the store’s assortment of modern furnishings and décor as part of the West Elm LOCAL program. Additionally, West Elm at Uptown Plaza offers West Elm Style + Services to support customers in their journey to express their personal style at home.
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.