[Source: Jahna Berry, Arizona Republic] — Six restaurants, two boutiques, and a law firm will join a $900 million project that is under construction in downtown Phoenix. CityScape is a cluster of businesses that will include an office tower, shops, eateries, a hotel, and 165 condos. The first parts of the project are expected to open in Spring 2010. The project is bordered by First Avenue, Second Street, Washington Street, and Jefferson Street.
Today, developer RED Development LLC, announced that a 27-story CityScape office building had reached a key construction milestone. The tower has topped out, which means that it has reached its final height of 368 feet. The developer also revealed the names of several restaurants that will lease space in the project. They are:
- An Asian noodle shop, and a Mexican style restaurant by chef Aaron May. May has had a hand in several Valley establishments, including Sol y Sombra and Autostrada.
- A breakfast restaurant. Kyle Shivers, plans to open a second branch of his popular Scottsdale breakfast and lunch spot, The Breakfast Club.
- Blu Burger Grille, a restaurant that boasts a “unique, high quality burger experience.” The business has four metro Phoenix locations.
- Press Coffee, a local coffee, food, and wine shop.
- Mojo, a yogurt shop.
Two clothing stores – Scottsdale-based Designer District and fashion boutique Republic of Couture – will open locations in CityScape, RED officials said. Law firm Gus Rosenfeld has also joined the project, they added. Other businesses have already announced plans to open CityScape shops. That includes restaurateur Sam Fox, who plans to create a Beverly Hills-style chop house, grocery store AJ’s Fine Foods, CVS/Pharmacy, Urban Outfitters, and Gold’s Gym. [Note: Read the full article at Six new restaurants join downtown Phoenix CityScape project]