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Stitch Fix to open fourth distribution center in Phoenix

Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service for the busy woman on the go, has announced plans to open its fourth distribution center in Phoenix, AZ. The new distribution center, located on West Lower Buckeye Road, will open in November 2015 and will help the company scale operations and better serve clients located in the Southwestern US.

The company plans to hire up to 600 employees for the 365,000-square-foot facility. Stitch Fix currently operates three other distribution centers in South San Francisco, CA, Indianapolis, IN and Dallas, TX. Stitch Fix is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Austin, TX and Pittsburgh, PA.

“As we continue to grow and scale the company, we are looking for distribution center locations in markets that have the right amount of space, a great labor market, and allow us to better serve our clients in the region. Phoenix has the right mix of all of these elements, and will allow us to continue to scale our operations in a sustainable way,” said Stitch Fix COO Mike Smith. “We appreciate the warm welcome we have felt from the Phoenix business community, and are looking forward to building our Phoenix team.”

“Attracting a creative, successful and growing young company like Stitch Fix is a win for Phoenix,” said Mayor Greg Stanton. “We are thrilled to see hundreds of new jobs, and I am positive that our talented labor market will more than meet the company’s needs.”

“Stitch Fix is an exciting and dynamic company whose entrance into the market adds to the growing inventory of innovative companies in the region,” said Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The new operation in Phoenix will provide them with increased access to their growing customer base, as well as access to a robust workforce to fill the hundreds of new jobs this expansion brings.”

“I am pleased to welcome Stitch Fix to Southwest Phoenix and to add their name to the growing list of companies taking advantage of the outstanding distribution/manufacturing warehouse opportunities available in the area,” said Councilman Michael Nowakowski.

“Phoenix has a strong inventory of first generation industrial space, allowing Stitch Fix to select the best possible building for their growing business,” said JLL Managing Director Bill Honsaker, a member of the JLL team representing Stitch Fix in its lease negotiations. “They are only the third tenant over the last two years to sign a 250,000-plus-square-foot lease that wasn’t a build-to-suit. It is a great case study for other users looking to complete lease deals in the Phoenix market.”

JLL Managing Directors Bill Honsaker, Marc Hertzberg, Anthony Lydon and Hugh Scott, and JLL Senior Vice President Michael DeMaria, represented Stitch Fix in its lease. Don MacWilliam and Payson MacWilliam of Colliers International represented the building owner, Exeter Property Group.

Coronado Commons, courtesy of Architectural Resource Team, Inc.

Future Coronado Commons sold to SRM Development

Cashen Realty Advisors announced the sale of a 1.37-acre residential parcel located at 329 E. Coronado Road in the Alvarado Historic District Area of Phoenix. The parcel is zoned R-4 and has approved plans for 20 three-story townhome units. The property, destined to be the Coronado Commons, sold for $1,323,000 and is one of the first projects approved under the new City of Phoenix Urban Infill Program. Unit sizes are between 1,779 SF and 2,330 SF and construction costs are estimated to be $3.6M.


The seller in the transaction was the Gutkin Family represented by Josh Landers of Commercial 33 Brokerage in Phoenix. The buyer in the transaction was SRM Development, principals Mike Smith and Don Allison. The buyer was represented by Cashen Realty Advisors.

photo courtesy California Pools and Landscape

California Pools Celebrates 25 Years

California Pools & Landscape will celebrate 25 years as Arizona’s leader in turnkey pool and landscape design at its Pool and Landscape Design Center, March 23, 9 a.m.—6 p.m., 4320 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1, less than a mile from Chandler Fashion Center.

The celebration will include one-day-only special pool pricing, a completely remodeled backyard design center, giveaways, fun for the children and informal design and pool-financing seminars by California Pools & Landscape professionals.

Locally family owned and operated, California Pools & Landscape are backyard experts in designing and building pool, pas, ramadas and all outdoor structures and landscapes. During its first quarter century, the company has completed more than 25,000 pool, spa and landscape projects to fit clients’ lifestyles and budgets.

Outstanding customer service and reputation for quality are widely recognized company signatures. California Pools & Landscape has had no complaints, ever, from the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and is BBB A+ accredited — with outstanding online reviews.

“I am excited to celebrate and share our 25 years of success with our customers, employees and the local community,” says Jeremy Smith, president of California Pools & Landscape. “Please join us March 23 to celebrate — and, perhaps, help you build your backyard dream.”

Founded by Mike and Joan Smith, the award-winning California Pools & Landscape offers the comfort, assurance and service of a large company — but with the hands-on care of a family business. Please see more at www.calpool.com or follow us on www.facebook.com/californiapools or www.twitter.com/calpool.