This month, Get Your PHX is unwinding uptown at The Newton! Get Your PHX ("PHX" pronounced "Fix") are free monthly meet ups celebrating and supporting new places opening around downtown Phoenix. Formerly the iconic Beef Eaters restaurant and named in honor of its owner, Jay Newton, the new mixed-use space has been generating some serious buzz since opening in May. All under one roof, visitors can read, shop, gather, and eat thanks to Changing Hands Bookstore, First Draft Book Bar, and Devour Phoenix member, Southern Rail.
Justin Beckett's done it again! Southern Rail is his new savory southern style restaurant featuring down-home favorites like gumbo, sweet tea tart and po’boys. You just can’t help but add a long southern drawl when reading the word ‘po’ boys’.
The highly anticipated arrival of Changing Hands Bookstore to Phoenix comes with the added perk of the First Draft Book Bar. Think they’ll take a note from the London Time’s and pipe in the sound of clacking typewriters to get the creative juices flowing? Hello next Great American Novel!
Also joining The Newton bunch this month is Local First member Southwest Gardener and business consulting/leadership development team, Christofolo||Schermer. Southwest Gardener owners, Lynn and Amy, opened their shop to showcase the extensive beauty desert plants and seasons have to offer stating, "We treat the garden as high art and offer many one-of-a kind and handcrafted items to inspire garden lovers everywhere."
This new destination was made possible through the vision and patience of Venue Projects partners, Lorenzo Perez and Jon Kitchell, who scooped up the building, which lay vacant since 2006.
Like any construction overhaul project, there were some snags and setbacks along the way, including roof damage that wound up delaying the opening date. But patience prevailed and The Newton is finally here. Kitchell remarks, “This is the nature of an adaptive reuse project. No matter how much you study, investigate and plan a building for an adaptive renovation… This makes them challenging, yet rewarding.”
Join Local First Arizona and Get Your PHX this month for a gander at The Newton, Phoenix’s newest destination. As always, please reserve your spot below.
What: Free monthly meet ups supporting new businesses opening up around downtown Phoenix. When: September 18th, 5:30P-7:30P Where: The Newton: 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix 85013 Extras: Free raffle ticket, First Draft Book Bar extending happy hour prices on drinks RSVP Here: September Get Your PHX: The Newton