Desert Ridge Marketplace Archives

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

Dave & Busters

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

A child looking drawing with chalk at the 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

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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

Chalk Art Festival - KidZone 1

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, Inc. Arizona's Retail Experts

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 →

Top 5: Arizona Malls (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Malls, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Arizona Malls — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Scottsdale Fashion Square 7014-590 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 941-2140 Scottsdale Fashion Square is a diamond in the desert, with more than 225 retailers, including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York. It’s the ultimate shopping destination. Scottsdale Quarter… Read More →

Desert Ridge Marketplace Events For November & December

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by in Events | Play

Mark your calendars! Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix has many events planned for this holiday season: Super Saturday Turkey Drive When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Where: Albertson’s at Desert Ridge Marketplace What: Help St. Mary’s Food Bank provide thousands of families with a real holiday meal by donating a frozen turkey.… Read More →

Top 5: Arizona Malls (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Malls — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Biltmore Fashion Park 2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-955-8400 The original luxury shopping destination in Phoenix is a newly polished classic. Think Saks, Ralph Lauren, Escada, Apple and more. A delicious collection of restaurants, including True Food Kitchen and… Read More →

Charming CHARLIE Accessories Boutique Opening 200th Store

charming CHARLIE
by in Cool Products | Events | Style

On Tuesday, June 19th, charming CHARLIE will open its 200th store at The District in Desert Ridge Marketplace. To celebrate this milestone, charming CHARLIE will provide a $10 gift card to the first 50 opening day customers. There will also be one drawing every day from June 19th to June 23rd where customers will have… Read More →