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.
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.
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.
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.