This one-of-a-kind project was a labor of love for all of those involved. Our second commercial project, this former iconic mid-century steakhouse and banquet facility (Jay Newton’s Beefeater) once hosted many of Phoenix’s business elite, influencers and politicos. After a long successful run from 1961-2006, the business finally ran its course and sat vacant for 6 years falling into severe neglect and disrepair.

The Newton Phoenix: 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013 | Medlock Place

Inspired by the call to action from City Officials, neighborhood activists and valley residents, we took the leap in leading a team of committed entrepreneurs to preserve and resurrect the property into a modern day reinterpretation of what the Beefeater once was for Phoenix, an activated gathering place centered around food, commerce and community.

Within walking distance to (2) light rail stations, this mid-century modern adobe building was sensitively redeveloped and reimagined into a creative collection of independent retail (Changing Hands Bookstore, First Draft Book Bar, Southwest Gardener), dining (Southern Rail), office (Christofolo-Schermer) and event (Newton Events) businesses.

Completed in 2014
Developer & Co-Owner

18,599 SF 1960’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility
1.25 Acres
Zoned C-2; TOD-1 (Light Rail)