Johnny Gibson's Downtown Market

Workers make arrangements at Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market, 11 S. Sixth Ave. Much of the prepared food will be ready Monday, but the meat department will not open until July 25. Sixteen beers, most of them local, are expected to be on tap.

Photos by A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market will open its doors for the first time at 7 a.m. Monday in what co-owner Paul Cisek calls a “soft opening.”

Most of the market’s services, such as the deli and much of the prepared food, will be ready by Monday.

However, the meat department will not be open until July 25, he said.

The grand opening is slated for early September, he said.

Among other services, Cisek and his partners plan to offer a bicycle delivery service for elderly customers and a bicycle shuttle for customers who live nearby.

When it opens, the market will be the first of its kind in the downtown area in 42 years.