The Newton: Changing Hands Bookstore and Lively Hood Co-Working Space Part of Beef Eaters Reuse Project in Phoenix

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Rendering of The Newton, courtesy of Venue Projects
Come November, Venue Projects, along with John Douglas Architects, will unveil a 17,227-square-foot mixed-use multi-tenant space in the now-defunct Beef Eaters Restaurant on Third Avenue and Camelback Road.

The Newton, named for Beef Eaters' late founder Jay Newton, will include a Phoenix location of Changing Hands Bookstore, a co-working space called The Lively Hood, and a restaurant concept by Phoenix chef Justin Beckett of Beckett's Table (stay tuned to Chow Bella for more details).

See also:
- Tempe's Changing Hands Bookstore Is One Step Closer to a Second Location in Phoenix
- Disappearing Ink: What Will Happen to All the Books?

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Courtesy of Venue Projects
This morning, John Kitchell and Lorenzo Perez of Venue Projects spoke to a neighborhood crowd about their plans for the project, as well as the floor plan (pictured above).

Perez noted that though the new Changing Hands was one of the worst-kept secrets in Phoenix -- we reported it last April -- they would still keep a few surprises up their sleeves for the opening celebration, which is slated for early November.

"We believe communities need independent bookstores, now more than ever," writes Changing Hands co-owner Gayle Shanks in her monthly newsletter, released this morning. "We all need places where we can meet, greet, laugh, play, relax, think, communicate, celebrate the arts, bring our children, connect with the great authors of the past, and discover new voices with their own unique visions to share."

According to Shanks, Phoenix Changing Hands will be 5,000 square feet with a selection of new and used books, as well as gift items. Plans for author visits and book signings are in the works, along with a wine and beer bar.

"The new bookstore at The Newton will build on the strengths of its sister Tempe location, and put to good use all that we've learned in creating a local gathering place," she writes.


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Evo Terra
Evo Terra

Join me for a writing workshop at Changing Hands Bookstore! I'm excited to share that +Evo Terra and... bit.ly/1a6EI8N

jen sincero
jen sincero

Tempe! TONIGHT! 7pm! You + Me + Changing Hands Bookstore = Badassery unbridled! Can't wait to meet you!... fb.me/FFzX2hYr

Dr. Carl Patrasso
Dr. Carl Patrasso

Going to Changing Hands bookstore Tempe for Sheevauns' event at 2

Emily Randolph
Emily Randolph

Please join us for story time, tomorrow, at Changing Hands bookstore! Emily will be reading 'Dogs Are... Just... fb.me/2dmk0bN9O

Peter Newton
Peter Newton

Good book launch for "Design with the Desert" last night at Changing Hands Bookstore last night.

Susan Pohlman
Susan Pohlman

Thanks to @lohayes and all the wonderful travel writers that joined us at Changing Hands Bookstore this afternoon! Passion on display!!!

susanpohlman
susanpohlman

Thanks to @lohayes and all the wonderful travel writers that joined us at Changing Hands Bookstore this afternoon! Passion on display!!!

John Hiett
John Hiett

@TheRealBuzz I hope you can come to Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, if you can, I invite you to go sailing on my Capri-14.2!

Farrah Penn
Farrah Penn

Friend's new pizza restaurant is opening up in the same complex as Changing Hands bookstore. Pizza and books and there goes all my money.

Mary Williams
Mary Williams

My 1st book signing tonite @ 7pm @ Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe AZ.!!!

Danek S. Kaus
Danek S. Kaus

The Ideal Bookshelf Via Changing Hands Bookstore: Changing Hands booksellers decided where better to display a... bit.ly/ZOjvPv

WinYourBenefits
WinYourBenefits

Next let of the book tour starting soon: Changing Hands Bookstore/Tempe 4/15 and KFWB/Los Angeles 4/16!

Sara Thobe
Sara Thobe

Gayle Shanks of Changing Hands Bookstore on How Writers Can Work with Booksellers to Achieve Success huff.to/12IeKno via Huffpo...

Nancy Quinn
Nancy Quinn

Gayle Shanks of Changing Hands Bookstore on How Writers Can Work with Booksellers to Achieve Success ow.ly/jUB9l

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