Making its move into foodie-rich CenPho, Ahipoki is opening two locations in Phoenix—CityScape in a former Verizon store, and at Seventh Avenue and McDowell, taking over an existing Jersey Mike’s.
The Seventh Avenue and McDowell location will open in February, around the same time as an ASU location. The larger conversion at CityScape should open late spring.
For Ahipoki, who introduced the popular poke bowl concept to Arizona last April, will boast five locations, including its Chandler and Scottsdale stores. Several more will be announced in the coming months.
Poke is a Hawaiian-based dish featuring diced sushi grade fish like ahi tuna, salmon, shrimp and yellowtail garnished with vegetables and exotic toppings like daikon sprouts, seaweed salad and masago served over a bowl of rice.
Ahipoki Bowl Arizona LLC and Bad Dog Concepts are owned by Michael Zimmerman and Jason Jantzen. Zimmerman also owns Republic West Home, a 20-year-old construction company specializing in remodeling and restaurant build-outs. A Chandler resident, Jantzen is owner of Phoenix Marketing Associates, a top marketing and PR firm in Scottsdale with a long track record of successes in marketing within the restaurant and hospitality industries.
“Seventh Avenue and McDowell is a growing hotspot for food lovers and we’re thrilled with the external marketing that CityScape does for its downtown tenants,” Zimmerman explaiined. “These two new locations centralize our concept and help to meet the growing demand for poke in Phoenix.”
More information can be found at ahipokibowl.com