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Independents Week

Check out the Phoenix Public Market Café during the Independents Week Pub Crawl Sunday, July 3, or visit the Open-Air Market on Friday or Saturday for 20 percent off fresh produce, local crafts and more. (Photo: Fara Illich)

IndieWeek-2016-Logo-SquareThe Downtown Phoenix area is home to countless local shops, cafes, restaurants and offices. They’re what give the area its unique and eclectic vibe, and during this year’s National Independents Week (June 25-July 4), many of those businesses are encouraging Phoenicians to keep it local by participating in Local First Arizona’s “Golden Coupon program. Shoppers can use the Golden Coupon at participating local businesses and receive 20 percent off their purchases.
When you spend your money with local businesses, up to four times more money stays in the local economy to support local jobs, entrepreneurs and communities. Stop by these local spots during Independents Week and enjoy 20 percent discounts while supporting the Downtown Phoenix community. Some restrictions may apply, but not many, so check with the local businesses that you plan to visit.


Carly’s Bistro – Indulge in Mediterranean and European dishes in a casual atmosphere complete with a full bar, specialty beers, absinthe and mojitos — all in the heart of the Roosevelt Row Arts District. Plus, there are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options on the menu, as well as live music nightly. Find Carly’s Bistro located at 128 E. Roosevelt Street.
The Coronado – Treat your taste buds to vegan and vegetarian comfort foods, pastries, coffee and a full bar complete with unique and inventive cocktails as well as locally sourced beers and wines. Want to bring Fido along? Feel free to enjoy the dog-friendly patio. Stop on by for weekend brunch specials as well. Venture on over for fresh pastries, street corn, tacos, sandwiches, coffee, cocktails and more at The Coronado, located at 2201 N. Seventh Street.
Focaccia Fiorentina – Dine in for breakfast and lunch, or have your event catered by this locally owned and operated, family-run Italian cafe. Sandwiches prepared on fresh baked focaccia bread, salads, pizzas, fresh-made mozzarella and sauces make for a little taste of Italy right in the heart of downtown. Head on over to Focaccia Fiorentina located at 112 N. Central Avenue.
Tammie Coe Cakes – Treat your sweet tooth to delicious cookies, Ooey Gooey Cupcakes or signature speciality cakes, available for customer order and ready to delight with exotic flavor combinations and exciting decoration and designs. Drop in for some sweet treats at Tammie Coe Cakes, located at 610 E. Roosevelt Street, Ste. 145.
The Strand Urban Italian – Featuring traditional Italian dishes and offering healthier, lighter fare like the Quinoa Verdure, as well as gluten-free options and hand-crafted cocktails like the signature Italian Margarita. Boutique wines and local draft beers are served up with Italian hospitality in downtown’s Cityscape, where The Strand Urban Italian is located at 2 E. Jefferson Street.


Bunky Boutique – Stay cool and fashionable this summer with lightweight, sophisticated fashions with an emphasis on the price-conscious shopper looking for innovative styles and accessories. Add some flare to your wardrobe with Bunky Boutique, located next to the Phoenix Art Museum at 1437 N. First Street.
Phoenix Public Market – Offering up fresh and healthy foods in an open-air market, the Phoenix Public Market not only provides locally grown foods to the community, but helps to create jobs and support local farmers. Stop by during the market’s summer hours, Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Food Truck Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., located at 721 N. Central Avenue.


AZ Core Fitness – Providing simple, effective treatment therapy through an innovative movement and teaching program, AZ Core Fitness seeks to alleviate chronic pain through alternative management practices. Located at 3201 N. Third Street.
Delgado Law Group – A law firm specializing in business and real estate law with an emphasis on representing small businesses, start-ups, intellectual property right, and other business and real estate-related matters. Visit the Delgado Law Group located at 1017 N. Central Avenue.
The Law Office of Cary L. Lackey – Attorney at law specializing in DUI/DWI and criminal defense in all Arizona courts located at 45 W. Jefferson Street, Ste. 501.
Randy Murray Productions – High quality video and concept production company for both business and broadcast video applications, located at 631 N. 1st Ave. Suite 101.
Salon D’Shayn – A cutting-edge salon specializing in hair, makeup, skincare and waxing for both men and women, featuring a modern space with rotating local art. Stop in to Salon D’Shayn located at 544 W. McDowell Road.
Section Hair Studio – A small hair studio specializing in hair cutting, styling, coloring, highlighting, color corrections, up-dos and makeup as well. Head on over for a new look at Section Hair Studio located at 325 W. McDowell Road.
Additionally, don’t miss fun local events that Local First Arizona has planned to celebrate Independents Week in Downtown Phoenix. Kick things off with the Food Crawl at the Food Hall at DeSoto Central Market on Saturday, June 25. Work your way through the DeSoto restaurant concepts and you could win prizes and gift cards from local businesses. Then, help ring in Independence Day a little early with the Independents Week Pub Crawl on Sunday, July 3. Enjoy $4 drink specials at Roosevelt Row favorites including DeSoto Central Market, Phoenix Public Market Cafe, FilmBar, Carly’s Bistro, and The Nash. Get more details on these events, contests, the Golden Coupon and more at