Downtown Phoenix Fry's Grocery Store Gets Help From Los Angeles

Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 5:08am

The man who led the design and construction of Ralph’s grocery store in downtown Los Angeles will do the same with Fry’s in Phoenix. That’s what a representative for the developer told members of the Downtown Phoenix Partnership Monday.

The main entrance for the grocery store will be on the corner of 1st and Jefferson streets, according to Jeff Moloznik, vice president of development at RED Development.

Fry's will take up 45,000 square feet on the street level with another 10,000 square feet just below, where baking and other preparation will take place before products are moved to the sales floor. Fry’s will make up the base of one tower with its pharmacy, parking and office space above the food store.

Moloznik said the high-rise construction will include a second tower with approximately 300 residential units. Phoenix council members must approve the plan, which could happen as early as June.

Fry’s wants to open downtown in 2018.