Get Your PHX + Local First Arizona Together at Last


We love local collaboration, are proud to announce that Get Your PHX and Local First Arizona are partnering together to continue coordinating awesome non-networking meet ups at great new businesses in Downtown Phoenix.

Get Your PHX's mission is to show up, en masse, to support those who pioneer new local restaurants, stores, bars and event spaces and they've been doing so for 5 years now. It’s always a great time as old and new friends come out to eat, drink, and throw in a raffle ticket for some awesome prizes. Realtor and Downtown Phoenix advocate, Ken Clark, started Get Your PHX events to give that extra boost to businesses to show support for all of the "sweat, tears and wealth they put into making a great life downtown."


On March 20th, Get Your PHX is headed to Groove on Grand to celebrate the re-birth of Grand Ave. Just a stone’s throw from The Trunk Space and down the street from Crescent Ballroom, it’s a great spot for a cold brew and a great patio. Groove on Grand is a shared property with an art gallery facing Grand Avenue and behind it outside is an eclectic array of small cabins lining the back wall. The small shops are home to Red House Pub, Kustumz Hairshop, Grand Ol’ Optics, Muse Gallery Boutique, ib2 Chocolate, and even a coffee roaster.


Some of you probably remember that these small cabins now occupied by businesses once served as German POW housing for soldiers during WWII.  Built in 1888, Grand Avenue was vital in connecting commuters to the West and even helped establish much of the West Valley as we know it today. Post recession, we are seeing the artists starting to return and efforts to revitalize the area in a more sustainable way encouraged the formation of the Grand Avenue Merchants Association, or GAMA.


Owners Laurie and Tom Carmody fell in love with the look and feel of Phoenix early on and at some time or another have owned many recognizable locations in Downtown Phoenix. These include what are now Modified Arts Gallery, Made Art Boutique, Shine Coffee, Carly’s Bistro, Eye Lounge, Oasis on Grand, as well as currently owning Groove on Grand. They envision Grand Avenue growing as an integral piece to the arts district in Downtown Phoenix. Laurie and Tom wanted to activate the space by adding food and drinks and brought in Red House Pub, which opened its doors in October offering local brewery favorites and wine that continue to fill the patio every Tuesday through Saturday.


There are plans to construct a usable kitchen in the main building facing Grand Ave. Until then food trucks are welcome to park and feed the crowds.

Join Get Your PHX + Local First Arizona for a laid back hang-out with food, drinks and a great patio. Street parking is available along 11th Ave. and along Grand Avenue, but we encourage everyone to take advantage of the new bike lanes too!

WHEN: Thursday, March 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Groove on Grand, 1028 W. Grand Ave., Phoenix, 85003. Street parking is available.

SPECIALS: All attendees will get a raffle ticket for prizes, including tickets to the Chandler BBQ Festival, a Localist membership and more!

RSVP Here: March at Groove on Grand.

FREE to attend! Add your name to our RSVP list so we have a head count to provide enough food and drinks for everyone. Be sure to check out more pictures on Facebook by clicking here!