The Department was launched as an initiative of Marketplace One, a private investment firm, in partnership with Urban Plough Arts, which has custom designed and built the furniture throughout our space. Together with our amazing members, we are seeking to foster a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in Phoenix’s urban center.
Our building was originally home to the Korrick Department Store, which opened in 1914 and served the Phoenix community for over 50 years. We chose our name as a way of honoring those who came before us, laying the foundation for the city we know and love today.
“As I build my business, I love being in the great atmosphere of The Department, surrounded by others who are striving to create something new.”
Impele Consulting Group
"The friendly support from the Department team and how much people love when they enter the first time."