Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Eighth Concourse at Terminal 4 recently celebrated the opening of an assortment of new restaurants from Bobby’s Burgers to Pedal Haus Brewery and more. But America’s Friendliest Airport isn’t done. Yesterday, Phoenix City Council approved the recommended proposals for the second phase of new concessions on the Airport’s new concourse.
“It’s so exciting to see our Airport showcasing beloved local concepts and nationally-recognized brands,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “America’s Friendliest Airport truly is America’s Tastiest Airport with the abundance of offerings travelers will find in the Airport terminals. It’s rewarding to be able to create opportunities for local and small businesses to come together and succeed.”
These new shops and restaurants align with Phoenix Sky Harbor’s goal of providing a mix of national and local brands for Phoenix passengers.
The Food and Beverage Concessions Phase II Package has been awarded to PHX S1 Restaurant Partners, LLC. (PHX S1) which is a partnership of concessionaires HMSHost, Kind Hospitality, and TMG Services, Inc. As part of this package, two new restaurants will open. One will be Guy Fieri’s Phoenix Kitchen + Bar which will feature the notable chef’s American dishes like burgers, sandwiches, pizza, and more. The second restaurant will be SanTan Spirit House which is a concept from the locally beloved SanTan Brewing Company. This bar will offer a variety of sharable food items and unique spirits. The company currently has a location in Terminal 3, which is a fan favorite among travelers.
“HMSHost has built its reputation on developing an exciting mix of restaurants that makes a traveler’s journey as rewarding as their destination. We are thrilled to be part of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s growth and to bring the legendary flavors of Guy Fieri and SanTan Spirits to the terminal,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Stephen Douglas.
Also approved is an agreement with Paradies Lagardère which will bring in two new stores to the Eighth Concourse. Shoppers will be delighted for the future Fan Shop by PGA TOUR featuring apparel and accessories for fans of golf and fashion. And, travelers will also be able to try out a golf simulator – a first for the airport. Passengers will have the opportunity to try their luck at the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale – a favorite of attendees at the annual WM Phoenix Open. Additionally, travelers will also be able to find many locally made products including Arizona wine and olive oil at the new Arizona Roadtrip store. This concept will also feature a kids’ zone with activities.
“We greatly appreciate our partnership with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and are excited to expand our retail presence with two new, exciting brands,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of Paradies Lagardère. “The new Fan Shop by PGA TOUR will attract sports enthusiasts of all kinds and is perfect for the Phoenix market while our Arizona Roadtrip store showcases an amazing array of local products and even shares information on the artisans that created those items. Each store will offer a fun and friendly experience.”
“When you come to Sky Harbor, as a visitor or a resident, you expect a friendly welcome, an easy experience, and great food. With the addition of these new restaurants, including SanTan Spirit House, we will keep that reputation. I am glad that our Aviation Department works hard to ensure that the businesses that make Phoenix a distinctive destination are reflected in Sky Harbor,” said Councilwoman Debra Stark, District 3.
The new shops and restaurants are expected to open by the end of 2024.
“Sky Harbor is renowned for its mix of local restaurants and national favorites. Finding a quick snack or the chance to relax is key to Sky Harbor’s status as America’s Friendliest Airport. With these additions, the City of Phoenix is once again ensuring our passengers and residents have great options whenever they travel,” said Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari.
Click here to learn more about all of the Eighth Concourse’s shops, restaurants and other features at skyharbor.com. And, for a list of all of America’s Friendliest Airport’s dining and shopping options.