The open work space of mod surrounds freelancers, independent entrepreneurs, and other office-free individuals with tables, couches, and comfy chairs, a sophisticated open-workspace concept allowing visitors to work wherever best fuels their creative juices. Access to Wi-Fi and printing services helps complete the office essentials, as do ample meeting places including a lounge and an outdoor patio with the same type of sunlight people enjoy on their days off.
mod's not all about the daily grind, however. The facility also houses a public cafe and bar, where the staff brews coffee and pours craft beer by the tap and bottle. Complementing the drinks are health-focused sandwiches, salads, and small plates, such as salads and bruschetta topped with goat cheese and heirloom tomatoes.
Before each Your Art Party event, the studio's coordinator creates an environment that's conducive to creativity; she sets out canvases, paints, and brushes for participants, and switches on the music. As groups arrive, they can sip wine and and beer, storing their beverages in the studio's cooler if desired. Then, the party host guides them through the step-by-step creation of their own works of art.
Originally established as the Phoenix Players in 1920, Phoenix Theatre operated out of the Phoenix Little Theatre for almost 30 years before settling into its current location. The 1952 building would become the core of the city’s cultural area, later drawing such establishments as the Phoenix Art Museum and Phoenix Library. The company’s current performance space does little to draw the audience’s attention away from the stage, save for the crisscross of industrial railings that support the catwalks and the retired jerseys of older playwrights.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Pro Tip: The six-passenger bicycle is pedal powered by its riders, and is easy to pedal.
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Free street parking
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Pub crawls and restaurant tours
Recommended Age Group: Adults
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
We brought the family business from Flagstaff to Phoenix for the winter in the Roosevelt Row neighborhood: an up-and-coming arts district of downtown Phoenix. It is awesome to be able to take riders to unique local bars and restaurants they might not otherwise have found, had they not been on a tour.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Being able to drink and pedal is also fun. Because your sober driver is always provided, you can pedal without the worry of getting a ticket or controlling the steering.
Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
The VIP food and drink discounts are awesome. Being able to walk into bars and restaurants with a little six-man crew is so fun, especially for a celebration with friends or family. Listening to music while pedaling is the best part. The bike itself is just hilarious to ride down the street?truly a unique way of traveling.