Stockist Profile: GROWop Boutique, Phoenix

Located in the Arts District of Downtown Phoenix, you can find one of Bridge & Burn’s most unique stockists, GROWop Boutique. GROWop's cooperative retail space is located in the middle of a community garden called Roosevelt Growhouse. This creative space, owned by Joshua Hahn and Kenny Barrett, gives local artists a growing opportunity to develop and sell their work.  

Josh gave us a peek into their shop, as well as some insider tips on things to do around Phoenix, Arizona.

Neighborhood: Our shop and garden is located in an old 1920's bungalow in Downtown Phoenix. For the past 10 years, the houses and vacant spaces down here have been converted into galleries, coffee shops, and boutiques that make up the arts district known as Roosevelt Row.

Tell us GROWop’s backstory: GROWop started in 2010 as an artist collective. It was basically a group of friends coming together to sell locally handmade goods along with curated vintage. We started small with only a handful of products in the shop, along with signs that read "Your art here".  The goal was to grow it organically with very little overhead. Since then we've stayed true to our roots and continue to sell locally handmade jewelry, candles, soaps, etc. If it's not locally made we source it throughout the US. We added modern clothing to the mix in order to offer size ranges for our customer. Our customer loves the mix of new and vintage.

What tunes are on regular rotation in your shop? Sylvan Esso, Broods, Purity Ring, and Alt-J.

What’s the best thing about doing business in your neighborhood? Only in downtown can you have a full blown community garden and a trendy boutique together in an old vintage house surrounded by skyscrapers... and that be completely normal. There's something honest and authentic about the grit, the mural covered buildings, and the revitalization of our neighborhood. I can't imagine us anywhere else.

What’s another must-visit spot in your neighborhood?
The Phoenix Public Market is a must. It's a restaurant coffee shop duo with big open windows, comfy seating, and good music. Also, on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings they host a farmer's market.

What’s your fave Bridge & Burn piece? 
The BURN Tee. It's a perfect blend of your branding and pop culture that appeals to so many different customers. Thumbs up!

Describe your ideal Phoenix weekend: Friday night: Grab a drink and see a show at Crescent BallroomSaturday: Grab some coffee and breakfast at Vovomeena. Then either spend the entire day thrifting and vintage shopping, or head to the Desert Botanical Garden and hike through Papago Park (the views are unreal). For dinner head to Cornish Pasty for a craft beer and a delicious anything-goes stuffed pasty. Sunday: Spend the morning gardening with us at Growhouse! Peruse the shop before you head over to Nami to enjoy the best ice cream in town (vegan too). I'd take some time exploring the shops and galleries of Roosevelt Row. There are so many great Instagram worthy photo ops with all of the murals too. Wrap the weekend up with a Michelada and Tinga Torta at Paz Cantina just around the corner from us.

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