Bars & Nightlife Business Development Food, Restaurants & Dining Spotlight Fara Illich June 10, 2010

GhostLoungeWith all the (welcomed) hullabaloo surrounding the impending opening of CityScape’s retail phase, news of other restaurants opening Downtown seem to be lost in the shuffle. Looking to build on the landmark’s paranormal past, the owners of the nearby Sonoma Casual Dining recently opened their latest venture – Ghost Lounge in the ground floor of the Hotel San Carlos.  Ghost Lounge bills itself as a dining and dancing venue for the emerging Downtown nightlife scene. For more information on how Ghost Lounge is bringing a modern nightclub to a historic “haunted” hotel, please visit:  Ghost Lounge opens at Hotel San Carlos.
Last week, the Phoenix Business Journal reported that longtime Downtown entrepreneurs Denise and Gary Bismore are set to open their newest eatery on the ground floor of the 101 North building.  The former proprietors of the Silver Spoon and Daily Grind, the Bismores look to open Spoons in August, occupying the vacant retail space located next to the Downtown Phoenix Ambassador Visitor Center near the intersection of Central and Adams. Read the Phoenix Business Journal story here.
Dining options have never been more diverse with more than 100 restaurants in and around Downtown Phoenix. Now is the time to brave the heat and check out what some of our great eateries have to offer.