Produce @ The Duce
In downtown Phoenix there is a interesting new type of revitalization experiment going on. Housed in an historic 1928 brick warehouse just two blocks south of downtown Phoenix, the duce is the brainchild of Steve & Andi Rosenstein, the original entrepreneurial dynamic duo behind the clothing brand, Fitigues.
Appropriately nicknamed “The Deuce” by local cops during prohibition, this gritty "corner pocket" of the city housed produce purveyors by day...but after dark when the desert cooled off, this place got h-o-t! Booze & jazz, dice & vice became the commodities of the evening.
True to this past, The Duce houses the original bar from Chicago’s Black Orchid Jazz Club, where "old blue eyes" and his pack would hang til' the sun came up over Lake Michigan. Bartenders sling vintage prohibition era cocktails but if ya' wanna mixed drink you're gonna wait a few...all juices are organic & fresh squeezed. What's that? You thirsty for expensive beer? Sorry, they serve Milwaukee's finest...Hamms, Schlitz, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Style, Old Milwaukee, Miller High Life and Budweiser... we know, St. Louie but this was Hensley’s original Budweiser warehouse in AZ.