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Shop Owners Celebrate 25 Years Downtown

September 27, 2011 by R.J. Price

John and Kathy’s Shop has been around so long…

* Patriot’s Square wasn’t built

* The Suns were still playing home games at Memorial Coliseum

* Downtown didn’t have a National League West champion baseball team

* Light rail wasn’t even a notion

WEBOf course Patriot’s Square has since been redeveloped as a part of CityScape and light rail buzzes by Chase Field, a new convention center, and US Airways Center.

And through it all, including two moves and a nasty recession, John and Kathy have endured as two of the smiling faces of Downtown, helping workers with everything from flowers and lottery tickets to dry cleaning, postal services, and satisfying those mid-afternoon cravings.

John and Kathy’s Shop, located at Orpheum Lofts (First Avenue and Adams), is celebrating 25 years as Downtown’s go-to convenience shop offering:

* Post Office Services

* Coffee

* Sundries

* Greeting Cards

* Lottery Tickets

* Legal Forms & Kits

* Sandwiches & Snacks

* Cigarettes

* FTD Florists

* Dry Cleaning

“We have formed so many relationships in Downtown Phoenix,” said John. “We have seen young people grow up to have kids of their own. That means something.”

Stop by the shop and ask John and Kathy about their 25th Anniversary gift cards (spend $100, get $20) or visit them on Facebook.

Congratulations on 25 years, John and Kathy!