Text and images by Robert Sentinery
Palabra hair•art•collective launched their new space in the heart of Roosevelt Row on Third Friday, January 15. It’s hard to believe that the chic, minimalistic space once housed a Montessori school. Perhaps the biggest surprise is the front-and-center coffee bar with an ultramodern vibe, featuring white powder-coated steel counters and a gleaming chrome La Marzocco espresso machine. To the left is a dedicated gallery space, with an inaugural exhibition by Josh Brizuela. And to the right is the salon with a high bank of clearstory windows to illuminate the cutting floor. The new Palabra raises the bar and is a welcome addition to the rapidly changing neighborhood that surrounds Roosevelt, opening just one week after the much-anitcipated Cobra Arcade Bar.
909 N. 1st St, Phoenix
Palabra founder Jorge Ignacio Torres with Priscilla Urrutia
Third Friday Opening Attendees