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Westgate hosts free concerts leading up to Super Bowl

You don’t need a ticket to Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 or a VIP party pass to get in on all of the excitement and activities surrounding the big game. Just steps from the stadium, Westgate Entertainment District will be the hub of activity in Glendale with a Super Music Series presented by Bud Light, a five-day free concert series that is open to the public.

Beginning Weds. Jan. 28 through Super Bowl Sunday, Westgate’s WaterDance Plaza will transform into an outdoor concert venue with local and national bands hitting the stage. On Wednesday through Saturday festivities will run from 6pm – 10pm and on Sunday from 11am – 4pm. Each day will feature a different music genre, from classic rock and electronic dance music to country and 80’s hits. No tickets are required to take part in the fun and groove alongside fellow football fans.

Attendees can enjoy Westgate’s more than 20 restaurants, bars and retailers in addition to an open-air beer garden around the stage and other fan activities. Westgate will be making a donation to the 100 Club of Arizona from a portion of the beer garden sales. During the Super Music Series, with the exception of Super Bowl Sunday, parking is free at all of Westgate’s lots surrounding the Entertainment District.

“We are pleased to present a fantastic music lineup that is completely free and open to the public,” said Jeff Teetsel, development manager for Westgate Entertainment District. “With many of the events around the big game being private or expensive, we wanted to differentiate Westgate’s activities and provide a free opportunity for both locals and visiting fans to participate in the excitement surrounding the Super Bowl. No ticket is required to attend, and Westgate’s WaterDance Event Plaza is a spectacular open-air environment. We and our tenants look forward to welcoming thousands of fans each day.”

Weds. Jan. 28: Los Lobos (6pm – 10pm, local band opens at 6pm, headliner takes the stage at 8:30pm)

Thurs. Jan. 29: Chainsmokers (6pm – 10pm, local DJ opens at 6pm, headliner takes the stage at 8:30pm)

Fri. Jan. 30: Eli Young Band (6pm – 10pm, local band opens at 6pm, headliner takes the stage at 8:30pm)

Sat. Jan. 31: Dramarama, Bow Wow Wow, Gene Loves Jezebel and Naked Eyes (6pm – 10pm, local band opens at 6pm, headliner takes the stage at 8:30pm)

Sun. Feb 1: SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. All festivities and live music run from 11am – 4pm. Local bands include Kianna Martinez, Jared & The Mill and Chad Freeman & Redline.

For more information about Westgate Entertainment District, visit www.westgateaz.com.

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

Cardinals to Host Game Day Parties at Westgate

The Arizona Cardinals and Westgate Entertainment District have teamed up this season to host a fan-friendly, Cardinals pre-game party before every home game at Westgate’s WaterDance Plaza, adjacent to the $6 million Bellagio-esque dancing fountains starting with the team’s home opener vs. Detroit on Sept. 15.

The pre-game festivities will begin three hours before kickoff and will include live music, free Cardinals Cheerleaders autograph sessions, Cardinals-themed inflatables, photo boards and stands and other fan-friendly and interactive experiences. The Cardinals will also provide an outdoor beer garden on the plaza as another venue for fans to enjoy the pre-game atmosphere before walking over to University of Phoenix Stadium.

Westgate Entertainment District has long hosted game-day activities, but this will mark the first season that such entertainment is coordinated with and hosted by the Cardinals.

“Westgate has always been a pre-game hub of fan activity, and we look at this cooperative relationship with the Cardinals as a way of expanding upon and broadening that experience,” said Jeff Teetsel, Westgate’s development manager. “The result will be a festive, Cardinals-themed fan environment, with an outdoor beer garden to complement the more than 15 restaurants we have.”

“We know that Cardinals home games are a day-long event for so many fans and pre-game traditions and rituals are a very big part of their game day experience,” said Ron Minegar, the Cardinals Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. “Providing as many quality options as possible only enhances that. We think this Westgate activation along with the pre-game festivities on the Great Lawn as well as new initiatives being rolled out on the plaza area around University of Phoenix Stadium will ensure that the Cardinals game day atmosphere remains among the best in the National Football League.”

Westgate Entertainment District offers easy and convenient $10 game-day parking during regular season games in the five parking lots that surround the center. A parking map and information can be found at www.westgateaz.com/visitorinfo/parking. For more information about Westgate and a retailer directory, visit www.westgateaz.com.  For more information about the Arizona Cardinals and the 2013 schedule, visit www.arizonacardinals.com.

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Two New Tenants Coming to Westgate in August

IT’SUGAR and RazzleberrieZ will open their doors this August at Westgate Entertainment District, adding even more family-friendly variety for West Valley patrons to enjoy.

IT’SUGAR, best known nationally as a novelty candy store, offers the world’s largest boxes of Nerds, Sweethearts and Pop Rocks, five pound Gummy Bears as well as candy themed accessories like Tootsie Roll shaped pillows and candy scented lotions. The new store will offer a fully stocked candy bar filled with a variety of favorites like gummy bears, hard shell candies, gumballs and much more. IT’SUGAR will be located in the 2,543 square-foot space next to Margaritaville, across from Yard House in the former Ride Makers location. Opening August 28, this is the first West Valley location for the company with four other Arizona stores in Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix.

“IT’SUGAR is the ultimate mixture of fun and indulgence. A little naughty mixed with a lot of nice.  With a nod toward sweetness and a wink toward irreverence, our goal is to bring out the inner child in all of us,” said Larry DeBerry of IT’SUGAR. “All of us at IT’SUGAR are thrilled to be a part of the outstanding lineup of retail, dining and entertainment offerings at Westgate. This will be our fifth location in the Arizona market, joining the 50+ other IT’SUGAR worldwide locations.”

With two Valley locations, RazzleberrieZ will open its third store at Westgate the first week of August, opening across from Yard House and next to IT’SUGAR. RazzleberrieZ offers the finest line of premium, low calorie, fat-free and dairy-free frozen yogurt, some with no sugar added. Guests can choose from over 70 toppings like fresh cut fruit, healthy granola, trendy mochi, Ghirardelli syrups and more.

“We are pleased to announce these two new leases, which is yet another indication of our positive leasing momentum,” said Jeff Teetsel, development manager of Westgate Entertainment District. “Like our leases with Chipotle in the Mexican fast-casual segment and Buffalo Wild Wings in the sports-bar niche, IT’SUGAR is the recognized market leader for candy stores and another example of the quality of tenants we have successfully targeted and attracted.”

For more information about Westgate Entertainment District, a retailer directory or to see what’s happening today, visit www.westgateaz.com.

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Terminix Bringing 300 Jobs to Glendale

iStar Financial announced today that Terminix, the world’s largest pest control provider, will open a new customer care center at Westgate Entertainment District in October that will bring as many as 300 jobs to Arizona and help invigorate activity within the office buildings of the Entertainment District.

At 32,800 square feet, the deal is the largest office lease in Westgate’s history. The Memphis, Tenn.-based company is expanding its customer service operations to Arizona and will take over the entire second floor of the east office building beginning October 1.

“With Westgate’s attributes, including over 15 on-site restaurants and abundant parking, we strategically and aggressively targeted large corporate users and are pleased to announce the full-floor lease to Terminix,” said Jeff Teetsel, development manager of Westgate Entertainment District. “This is the largest office lease in Westgate’s history, and is another indication of our positive momentum. With our direct freeway access and ease and efficiency for employees to walk to lunch, we have a uniquely desirable mixed-use environment for office tenants.”

The announcement comes on the heels of strong leasing activity at Westgate Entertainment District in recent months including signed leases from Buffalo Wild Wings and Whiskey Rose Bar & Grill and the recent openings of Chipotle, Gallery Glendale and The Arizona Republic, which relocated its West Valley office earlier this year.

“This lease is a validation of the market’s response to the nearly $1 million in investments iStar has made in upgrades to the property over the past year that includes improving the parking lot and common areas and installing new signage to benefit office tenants,” said Teetsel.

Terminix, a company with revenues exceeding $1.3 billion, is the largest subsidiary of ServiceMaster, one of the world’s largest residential service networks. Terminix services more than 3 million residential and commercial customers in 47 states and 14 countries.

“This new Arizona facility reinforces our commitment to enhancing the Terminix customer experience and providing one-call resolution to any customer questions or concerns,” said Larry Pruitt, president of Terminix.  “Terminix already earns best-in-class service ratings from customers, and this new center will help us take that service to an even higher level.”

Terminix conducted a site selection process throughout the western United States, narrowed the focus to Denver, Salt Lake City and Phoenix, and ultimately selected metro Phoenix and Glendale specifically.

CBRE’s Bryan Taute and Brad Anderson represented the landlord and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Aaron Sommer, of the Atlanta office, and Geoffrey Waldrom and Dan Dobric, of the Phoenix office, represented the tenant.

The City of Glendale Economic Development Department worked to expedite permit processing and coordination to help the tenant meet its expedited occupancy target date. Jeanine Jerkovic in City’s Economic Development department coordinated the City’s efforts, along with Department Director Brian Friedman.

For more information about Westgate Entertainment District, visit www.westgateaz.com.