DeSoto Central Market: An Upscale Food Court

The Desoto Central Market opened in April of last year after an extensive renovation of the historic C.P. Stephens Desoto Six Motorcars building, and it’s quickly become the “go-to” spot in downtown Phoenix due to its diverse culinary scene.

The property itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Phoenix Historic Property Register, and the exposed wooden beams and original concrete walls serve to remind visitors of the historic significance of what is now one of the most popular “foodie” hotspots in the entire Grand Canyon State.

Upon entering the warehouse-style building you’ll notice there is no shortage of options – even diners with the most discerning of palates will be able to find a restaurant that appeals to them. Current tenants include the DCM Burger Joint, a Southern “soul food” eatery called The Larder and the Delta, and the Mexican-Asian fusion restaurant Adobo Dragon. You can also opt for something lighter such as a salad and fresh juice at RADish, or grab a coffee and a pastry at the Tea & Toast Co. café. If you’re feeling adventurous then you might want to check out Walrus & the Pearl – an oyster bar that specializes in raw oysters on the half shell. All told, current permanent tenants of the Desoto Central Market number in the double digits, according to property manager Shawn Connelly.

Desoto Central Market also has a centralized bar and the ample gathering space inside the building has created an opportunity for the community to host farmer’s markets and other events on a regular basis. On any given day or night you can walk into Desoto Central Market and enjoy one of a large number of activities including yoga classes, trivia nights, karaoke, live music, and more.

To make the facility even more attractive there is free Wi-Fi throughout the building and the outdoor patio is canine-friendly. Large-screen televisions have been placed strategically throughout the venue so you can catch your favorite sporting event, and you can play games like corn hole and ping-pong while you enjoy a refreshing beverage.

The Desoto Central Market is open 7 days a week starting at 7am, and it closes between 9pm and midnight depending on the day. There is plenty of parking close to the building’s North Central Avenue location and the dress code is casual. To find out about upcoming events or to inquire about renting space at the Desoto Central Market visit www.DeSotoCentralMarket.com or call (602) 680-7747 today.


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