There has been a lot of talk about today’s opening of Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix. If last night’s preview “VIP Party at Lucky Strike” is any indication of their future success, the owners and developers must be pretty happy.
Many times before we have talked about the “chicken and egg” syndrome that Downtown Phoenix faces. Not enough people to sustain cool places and not enough happening Downtown for people to want to live downtown.
Believe it or not, I hung out in a bowling alley last night and it was one of the coolest parties I have attended in Downtown Phoenix, period. The mix of people was great, the food and drink was great, there was excitement in the air, and you could tell people were having a LOT of fun. BIG props to Lucky Strike and to Amanda Vega Consulting for pulling off a GREAT night of fun for a bunch of cool people.
From movers and shakers, to TV personalities, METRO employees, and those “in the know” with everything happening in Downtown Phoenix, the crowd at Lucky Strike showed that it is possible to have a good time downtown without the help of the Suns or Diamondbacks.
Lucky Strike is open until 2am on the weekends and will offer another fun way to get out with friends. The project is very convenient for light rail travel, as there are light rail stations very close. The map below will show you the general area and we will try to update the restaurants, shops, etc. in the future.
So, what do YOU think? Are there enough people downtown to sustain all of these new places at CityScape? Will it be a catalyst for growth? Given the fact that there are a LOT of new businesses and attorneys, etc. coming to take up shop at CityScape, will we see new life? Let us know because, “Your Life Is On The Line!”
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Tyler Hurst says
I was pleasantly surprised and hope that the staff makes it fun.
Rail Life says
I thought the staff did a good job last night. Some were a little more friendly than others but with the crazy pace of the night, it seemed to go pretty smooth.
It was good to see you and Katie…
Derek Neighbors says
There are not enough people downtown to sustain all these new places. Which is unfortunate because some of them are really great places.
IF they can hold on through a few years of not having enough patrons, there is a chance that they can fuel enough interest to start getting people to move downtown.
I don’t know how well funded they are and if they can live for the 2-3 years it will take to build momentum after that first six months of newness wears off.
I truly hope they do.. The last thing we need is another Mercado or Arizona Center….