Desert Ridge Marketplace Archives

Desert Ridge Marketplace finishing its $15 million renovation

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Desert Ridge Marketplace will complete the $15 million renovation this summer, but as the North Phoenix community is quickly discovering, the updates are much more than a makeover. The innovative design creates a modern environment that makes Desert Ridge a hip option for adults to grab a glass of wine or dinner at local restaurants,… Read More →

Barrio Queen among new additions to Desert Ridge Marketplace

Desert Ridge Marketplace

With $15 million renovations underway at Desert Ridge Marketplace, the shopping center added three new tenants to its current mix, which includes local Mexican hotspot Barrio Queen. This will be Barrio Queen’s first North Valley location and is planned to open its doors at Desert Ridge Marketplace late this summer. The 5,700-square-foot restaurant will include a tree-covered… Read More →

Chalk Art Festival takes over 3 Valley shopping centers

Chalk Art Festival
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Dozens of chalk artists will hit the pavement during the 4th annual Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Tempe Marketplace, Desert Ridge Marketplace and Westgate Entertainment District. Artists from the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) will descend upon each shopping venue to craft colorful, eye-popping, dimension-bending illustrations on 6-by-6-foot canvas murals.… Read More →

Desert Ridge Marketplace announces $15M renovation

by in AZRE Magazine

Phoenix-based Vestar has commenced the renovation of its shopping center Desert Ridge Marketplace located off Loop 101 and Tatum Boulevard in north Phoenix. The $15 million overhaul is being done with the community, residents and visitors to the area in mind. First opened in 2001, Desert Ridge Marketplace served as the cornerstone in generating the… Read More →

Desert Ridge Marketplace, Tempe Marketplace add retailers

by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Exciting developments are underway at Desert Ridge Marketplace and Tempe Marketplace, as the shopping centers prepare to welcome several in-demand retailers and restaurants to their respective properties this fall. With a combined 2.5 million square feet of space drawing 30 million visitors annually, the two Vestar-operated shopping centers are already home to a wide array… Read More →

Beat the heat with special offer from Dave & Buster’s

In the Valley, summer means trying to find a cool place to beat the heat. And at Desert Ridge Marketplace and Tempe Marketplace, that spot is Dave & Buster’s. For the entire month of July, the gaming destination will be giving away its Unlimited Video Game Play Card, valued at $35 (while supplies last) to… Read More →

Crowds expected for Spring Chalk Art Festival

On April 30, the sidewalks of Westgate Entertainment District, Desert Ridge Marketplace and Tempe Marketplace will be transformed into spectacular outdoor galleries as crowds gather to watch the incredible chalk artwork unfold before their eyes at the third annual Spring Chalk Art Festival. During the free event from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., a group… Read More →

The Force is strong at Desert Ridge Marketplace

by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

In a mall not far from here, shoppers are surrounded by stores with Star Wars-themed T-shirts, socks, Legos, comforters, pillows, cookie cutters, shoes, backpacks, action figures…even toasters! These are just a few examples of the items that Star Wars fans can find at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Stores at the popular shopping center that currently carry Star Wars-themed items include: Barnes &… Read More →

Capital Markets completes sale of ‘stalled-to-stable’ case study

Capital Markets experts in the Phoenix office of JLL have completed the $16.2 million ($180,000 per unit) sale of Cobalt on 32nd Street, a case study for Phoenix’s stalled-to-stable multifamily recovery and a sign of continued investor appetite for the market’s upside potential. JLL’s Executive Vice President John Cunningham and Vice President Charles Steele represented… Read More →

Tribute band series will rock Desert Ridge, Tempe Marketplace

Photo: Desert Ridge Marketplace
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

From Bon Jovi to Aerosmith, and Buddy Holly to Earth, Wind & Fire, people will be able to enjoy music from their favorite rock bands for free on most Friday and Saturday nights this fall at Desert Ridge Marketplace and Tempe Marketplace. The Bon Jovi Tribute Band, Ultimate Bon Jovi, will kick off the tribute band concert series. Additional… Read More →

Local artists get creative in Spring Chalk Art Festival

On April 18 the sidewalks of Westgate Entertainment District, Desert Ridge Marketplace and Tempe Marketplace will be transformed into spectacular outdoor galleries as crowds gather to watch the incredible chalk artwork unfold before their eyes. As professional artists cover the sidewalks with murals, children ages 3 to 12 are invited to create their own original pieces… Read More →

Mountainside Fitness announces Desert Ridge opening

Mountainside Fitness announced the grand opening celebration of its newest location near Desert Ridge Marketplace located at 4355 E. Irma Lane in Phoenix on February 28. The celebration will be from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is a free, family-friendly event with music, entertainment, food and beverages. The event will feature interactive activities that… Read More →

Craig Esslinger named president of De Rito Partners

De Rito Partners announced that Craig Esslinger has joined the company as President of De Rito Partners, Inc. on Monday. Esslinger replaces Stan Sanchez who will remain with De Rito Partners, Inc. as senior broker. Among his accomplishments to date, Esslinger has developed more than 4 million square feet of commercial real estate. He led the operations,… Read More →

Vestar celebrates 25th anniversary

Vestar, the largest privately held retail developer in the western US, is celebrating 25 years of creating and managing shopping and entertainment destinations. Today, Vestar owns and operates more than 23MSF of retail property located across several western states. The company’s most noteworthy projects include Desert Ridge Marketplace, the award winning 1.2 million square foot… Read More →