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Future location of As You Wish at Westgate Entertainment District.

Six new tenants coming to Westgate Entertainment District

Six new businesses will call Westgate Entertainment District home when they open at the booming Glendale center over the next several weeks including As You Wish, Fresh Healthy Café, OPA Life Greek Café, Crave Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches, Proliant and American Basketball Association.

These new additions to Westgate’s tenant mix brings the total number of new retail and office leases signed by owner iStar Financial to 18 since the company acquired Westgate Entertainment District.

As You Wish, a pottery painting place, will open a 2,109 square-foot store next to AMC Theatres in October. As You Wish was one of the first paint-your-own pottery studios in the nation and the first in Arizona. This will be the company’s seventh Valley location.

Three new dining destinations will complement the restaurant mix at Westgate including Fresh Healthy Café, which will open its first Arizona location offering smoothies and fresh-squeezed juices, along with other healthy fare. The restaurant company has restaurants in 10 states, Canada and five international countries. The 1,358 square-foot restaurant will open next to Buffalo Wild Wings this fall. Also opening this fall, OPA Life Greek Café, a Greek restaurant with a full-line coffee bar open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. OPA will open a 2,501 square-foot restaurant with a large patio overlooking Fountain Park in front of AMC, providing an exceptional indoor/outdoor environment. The newly launched brand, established by experienced restaurateurs, will bring the liveliness of Greek culture and combine it with the flavors of the Mediterranean within an affordable dining experience.

Opening in December next to Johnny Rockets, Crave Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches is a new gourmet Belgian waffle restaurant unlike anything in the Valley from the owner of Razzleberriez Frozen Yogurt, which opened its third Valley location at Westgate in 2013. Crave will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert and have a variety of savory and sweet waffle combinations including waffle sandwiches, salads, sweet waffle desserts and shakes.

Two notable companies have also recently signed leases for office space at Westgate.

Proliant, a national payroll services company headquartered in Atlanta, GA, opened its first Arizona office in July that will be among eight offices across the country including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami and Raleigh, NC. The American Basketball Association, the largest professional sports league in the U.S. with more than 100 teams, chose Westgate Entertainment District as its headquarters. The ABA has opened a 2,509 square-foot office. Between the two new office tenants, Westgate will add approximately 15 new office jobs.

This summer, Westgate also welcomed Metro PCS to the kiosks surrounding Fountain Park.

Additionally, Just Sports, the Arizona-based sports apparel retailer with a flagship store at Westgate, is expanding to add an additional store on the WaterDance Events Plaza near Jobing.com Arena, catering to the football and hockey game-day crowds.

“We’re pleased with the continuation of our leasing momentum. OPA, Crave and Fresh Healthy Café bring added dimensions to our restaurant lineup, expanding upon what is already the best dining destination in the West Valley. The addition of a full coffee bar, Greek restaurant and a fast-casual smoothie and healthy café, adds to the attractiveness of Westgate for our office tenants, where employees can stay on-site and get virtually any kind of food for breakfast, lunch or dinner,” said Jeff Teetsel, development manager of Westgate. “We targeted As You Wish as a best-in-class, family friendly experiential store that fits perfectly next to AMC and Fountain Park, providing a great destination for families and kids throughout the year.”

“Westgate Entertainment District is the go-to destination in the West Valley for family fun and entertainment and it’s a natural fit for our seventh store,” said Scott Neff, owner of As You Wish. “We’re a locally owned and operated company celebrating 19 years of bringing out people’s ‘inner artist’. We look forward to becoming part of the Glendale community and reaching new customers and families to help them create special memories through pottery painting, glass fusing, clay and canvas painting.”

Pro-One Plaza, located at 8607 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale, recently sold for $800,000.

Sperry Van Ness releases recent transaction list


  • Rommie Mojahed and Mary Ridberg represented the landlord at Cobblestone Fiesta, located at 21542 N. John Wayne Parkway in Maricopa, to lease 1,539 SF of retail space to Empowered Athletics. This was the last available space at this shopping center.
    Peter McQuaid, Greg Vanlerberghe and Erin Schrauth represented Boost Mobile to lease 900 SF of retail space at Milsam Center, located at 10430 N. 19th Avenue in Phoenix.
  • Unwined Café leased 3,810 SF of restaurant space at Desert Market at the Foothills, which is located at the NEC of Chandler Blvd. and Desert Foothills in Phoenix. Peter McQuaid, Greg Vanlerberghe and Erin Schrauth represented the tenant.
  • Adam Lopez represented the landlord to lease 700 SF to Karla’s Yerberia Y Accessories at Olive Tree Plaza. The retail center is located at 535 E. Southern Avenue in Mesa.
  • Metro PCS leased 1,050 SF of retail space at Apache Trail Plaza, located at 3061 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. Beau Flahart represented the landlord in the transaction.


  • Shari A. Tucker-Gasser and Judy Jones represented the seller, Rockbay Properties II, Ltd., in the sale of a 3,000 SF former convenience store. The property is located at 8323 W. Peoria Avenue in Peoria and sold for $244,000.00. The buyer, AT Properties, LLC, was represented by John Asher of Arizona Private Realty, LLC.


  • Justin Horwitz represented the tenant, Ideal Rehabilitation, to lease 2,092 SF of office space at La Cholla Medical Center. This medical office is located at 6261 N. La Cholla Blvd in Tucson.
  • Advanced Therapy Solutions leased 857 SF at Warner Plaza, which is located at 690 E. Warner Road, Suite 110, in Gilbert. Justin Horwitz represented the landlord in the transaction.
  • Justin Horwitz and Nicole Ridberg represented the landlord at Ventura Gateway to lease 1,352 SF of office space to Healthcare Financial Resources. Ventura Gateway is located at 8687 E. Via De Ventura in Scottsdale and the tenant will occupy suite 209.


  • Justin Horwitz and Nicole Ridberg represented the seller, Rialto Capital Management, LLC, in the sale of 8701 E. Vista Bonita in Scottsdale. The 981 SF office space was purchased by MCSIS, LLC for $115,000.
  • Justin Horwitz represented the seller in the sale of a 1,403 SF office condo at Warner Plaza, located at 690 E. Warner Road in Gilbert. The class “A” office condo was purchased by Mehall Contracting LLC for $95,404 and closed May 9th.
  • Pro-One Plaza recently sold for $800,000, or $33.33 per square foot, in an REO sale to Northwood Properties, LLC. The seller, 2010-1 CRE AZ-Office, LLC was represented by Justin Horwitz, Nicole Ridberg, Neil Sherman and Tony Yousif all with Sperry Van Ness. Pro-One Plaza is located at 8607 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale and consists of five buildings totaling +24,000 SF.
College Park

Two new tenants for College Park Shopping Center

SRS Real Estate Partners is pleased to announce two new leases at College Park, a neighborhood shopping center adjacent to Grand Canyon University located at the northeast corner of Camelback Road and 35th Avenue in Phoenix, Ariz.

Epic Thrift has leased approximately 15,000-square-feet of space in the shopping center. Epic Thrift has five locations in Phoenix and College Park will serve as their sixth location in Arizona. The College Park location is scheduled to open late summer or fall 2014.

The second lease is with Metro PCS, a no annual contract cell phone provider. Metro PCS leased a 1,200-square-foot space and is scheduled to open summer 2014. Other notable tenants located at College Park include; Subway, El Taco Tote, Grand Mart and Great Wall Restaurant.

Scott Ellsworth and Brian Polachek with SRS Real Estate Partners represented the landlord, Fortuna Asset Management, in both transactions. Neil Board with Western Retail Advisors represented Epic Thrift.