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The Shops at Town & Country adds new retail space

The corner of 20th Street and Camelback Road is getting a fresh look. The revitalization of this high-traffic corner is part of the redevelopment of The Shops at Town & Country that started in 2012 and has included removal of structures and additions of larger scale retailers.

Throughout the last several years, The Shops at Town & Country has undergone a multi-phase redevelopment plan that has included opening 95,000 square-feet of retail and restaurant space. Nordstrom Rack and Whole Foods are among those successful retailers that have opened, with The Container Store and Orvis set to open this fall.

At 24,500 square-feet, The Container Store will feature more than 10,000 innovative storage and organization solutions for every area of the home. The store will be divided into 16 lifestyle sections, including kitchen, closet, office, garage and their exclusive shelving system, elfa®. The new Town & Country location will feature The Container Store’s new luxury closet line, TCS Closets, which is an exclusive collection of solid, custom-built closet solutions. Customers will also be able to take advantage of the retailer’s many time-saving services, including its Contained Home service which offers personalized, in-home design and organization expertise. This location will be the retailer’s fourth store in the state of Arizona.

Adjacent to The Container Store, Orvis will open a 5,000 square foot location. Founded in 1856, Orvis is America’s oldest mail-order outfitter and longest continually-operating fly-fishing business. Orvis retail stores offer a wide assortment of men’s and women’s sportswear, fine gifts and home furnishings, luggage and travel accessories, as well as fine shotguns, gear, and technical apparel for wingshooting and sporting clays.

Ten thousand additional square feet of retail set to join the property rounds out this phase and will be announced later this year.

“The additions of these unique retailers fit the needs of the community while enhancing The Shops at Town & Country overall eclectic retail mix,” said James Shough, partner for The Shops at Town & Country. “This historic property has served the community since 1959, the addition of these retailers ensure we grow along with our customer’s needs.”


Tour Historic Homes on Windsor Home Tour

Windsor Square Historic District’s 2014 Home Tour will be held Sunday, March 30. Located at Central Avenue and Camelback Road in the central corridor of Phoenix, Windsor Square is one of the most sought-after historic neighborhoods in Arizona and was recently recognized by CNN Money Magazine as one of the ten U.S. ‘Best Big City Neighborhoods to Live In’. Presented by the Windsor Square Neighborhood Association, the biennial Historic Home and Garden tour is a self-guided walking tour featuring 12 historic homes, a beautiful garden, plant societies and a beer garden.

The breathtakingly beautiful Windsor Square neighborhood is rich with history with many homes that are 60 to 75 years old. Started in 1929, the 260-home neighborhood is considered to be one of the first few suburbs of the city of Phoenix.

From contemporary or traditional interiors to lush gardens and the latest in transitional styles, attendees will see firsthand how people live in these historic, yet modern homes. Plus, learn new interior decorating ideas and see unique approaches to the outdoors.

The tour and festivities run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will give enthusiasts a look at unique architectural styles in homes that date back to the 1930 and 1940’s. During the self-guided walking tour, participants will also be able to explore fine arts and crafts from street vendors, enjoy delicious fare from food trucks and hear live music. The cost for the tour is $15, and children under 12 are free.

“The residents of Windsor Square take great pride in their neighborhood and every other year we open our doors to share the rich history of our North Central Phoenix neighborhood with the public,” said Historic Home Tour Committee Chair and Windsor Square resident, Jeffrey Long. “This year’s will be one of our best tours yet with a wide variety of homes, a beer garden and a fantastic choice of street vendors featuring everything from food trucks to unique gifts and crafts to home improvement services.”

Tickets will be available for purchase online in advance of the tour at www.windsorsquarephoenix.org as well as day-of-tour at Orange and 2nd Street, which is located one block east of Central Avenue and just north of Camelback Road. Discount of $1 for attendees who show light rail tickets for the day. Free parking will be available.

Event Details:
Event: Windsor Square Historic Home and Garden Tour
Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Location: Orange and 2nd Street (one block east of Central Avenue and just north of Camelback Road)
Cost: $15 for adults; Children 12 and under free; $1 discount with lightrail pass