A Downtown Phoenix Wish List: Seven Arts/Culture Resources We Need
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Yes, downtown Phoenix has a (growing) culture of its own -- and plenty of spots that make us happy and proud to claim it as our own. But the grass, er dirt lot, could always be greener, and along with Chow Bella, we've come up with a few wishes we have for the hub we call home.
Here are a few arts/culture-related wishes we have for downtown Phoenix, inspired by lofty wishes, places we've been around town, and drool-worthy spots around the country. (And if we miss anything, feel free to add your own wishes in the comment section.)
7. The Strand
The Strand via http://shewolfreads.com/tag/kindle/
See also: Tempe's Changing Hands Bookstore Is One Step Closer to a Second Location in Phoenix
Negotiations between Changing Hands and Venue Projects, which took over the Beef Eaters building on Camelback Road and Seventh Avenue in Phoenix are still "positive" according to Changing Hands staff, but the need for a Downtown bookstore is no secret.
Sure, Lawn Gnome on Fifth Street is a great spot to catch a few indie titles and self-published zines, but we want the floors, and aisles of New York-based Strand bookstore with an endless supply of paperbacks and hardbacks.
It'd be a place to really escape on a lunch break, a day off -- or anytime really --and find a new book.