A J Balyless was a popular grocery store chain until the early 90’s, when it merged with another locally owned grocery chain, Basha’s. Basha’s stores are very well known in Arizona and with the merger with the Bayless enterprise, a new upscale gourmet market was created. The new market was named AJ’s Fine Foods in honor of the former owner and keeping the two distinct businesses and their marketing approaches independent.
This building on the edge of downtown Phoenix was once one of the old A J Bayless stores many years ago. The building has recently been restored and is now available for rent. Wouldn’t this make a wonderful gallery space?