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‘It was a derelict zone’: How a nightclub entrepreneur landed prime downtown Phoenix real estate (and how he’s had to adapt)

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Steven Rogers

By Steven Totten | Phoenix Business Journal

When Steven Rogers bought the building space on the west side of Central Avenue and Pierce Street in 1996, downtown Phoenix was not the popping entertainment and dining hub it is today.

“It was a derelict zone,” Rogers said. “Nobody wanted these buildings.”

Steven Rogers got the space at 718 N. Central Avenue, which was the birthplace of Senator Barry Goldwater and appeared in Marilyn Monroe film “Bus Stop”, for around $475,000, at a time when downtown didn’t have the most flattering reputation.

Rogers got the space, which was the birthplace of U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater and appeared in the Marilyn Monroe film “Bus Stop,” for around $475,000, at a time when downtown didn’t have the most flattering reputation.

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