Broadway Village

Broadway Village Shopping Center was one of the first shopping centers built in the state of Arizona, according to foremost Arizona historian, Charles Leland Sonnichsen. Begun in 1939, it is a masterpiece designed by the prominent Swiss architect, Josias Joesler, and built by John and Helen Murphey. According to the Broadway Village Shopping Center PAD document, the Murphey’s found the impetus for Broadway Village on a visit to Patzcuaro, a quaint village in Central Mexico. They decided to recreate the village square with Joesler’s expertise, using its Spanish colonial revival forms, low-pitched clay tile roofs, arched openings, carved niches, arcades, stairways, mortar-washed brick, and colored ceramic tile. Together they crafted a romantic sense of place in Broadway Village for locals and visitors alike to admire and enjoy.

CRI Broadway Village Partners LLC purchased the property in January 2008 from the Murphey Trust, which had held ownership since the village was built. The Trust selected CRI to purchase the historic shopping center based on its expertise as a retail specialist and its commitment to serve as a responsible steward for a City landmark. Now, painstakingly restored after more than 70 years of continuous operation, this Murphey-Joesler creation continues to be a classic example of period architecture as well as an exciting destination for today’s families to gather, dine and shop.

Located at the southwest corner of Broadway and Country Club, Broadway Village Shopping Center is within the boundaries of Broadmoor-Broadway Village Neighborhood. It is within walking distance of the homes in BBVN and considered a popular and lively destination of choice by many neighbors. A special and mutually beneficial relationship has sprung up between many of the residents and the shop keepers.

One of the remarkable things about the rebirth of Broadway Village is that so many of the types of businesses that were there in the very beginning have returned. It is definitely a shopping and dining destination once again.

As of August 2017, these are the current tenants:

Avenue: clothing, accessories and decor

Barrio Bread: bread bakery

Bisbee Breakfast Club: breakfast and lunch diner

Cashew Cow: cashew-based frozen desserts

Falora: pizza, salads, and other goodies

Natural Grocers: organic produce, natural foods, and supplements

Ombre Coffee: coffee house

Session Yoga: yoga studio

Sidecar: specialty drinks

Sushi Garden: Asian cuisine

Village Salon: hair, skin, and nail services

Just west of Broadway Village Shopping Center, along Broadway Blvd to the Tucson Blvd intersection, there are numerous other small local shops, offices, and restaurants that are within the BBVN boundaries and offer nearby quality products to residents.

Broadway Village

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