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CityScape Phoenix hosts surfing in downtown Phoenix

Surf’s up in the heart of the desert this summer as CityScape Phoenix hosts Surfing on Central, a 13-week, family-friendly event offering a wave simulator, beach blanket movie nights, professional flowboarder performances, DJs and a special summer staycation hotel package.

Open daily starting June 1 and running through Labor Day Sept. 1, CityScape’s Patriots Square park will transform into a surfer’s paradise with the FlowRider® Mobile from FlowRider, Inc., a wave simulator that creates never-ending waves with over 38,000 gallons of perfect surf, ideal for beginners and experts. With 400-square-feet of ripping ride space, surfers will hang ten in a whole new way while learning to surf, do tricks and have fun.

Flowboarding is a hybrid boardsport that has the look of surfing, the ride of snowboarding, the tricks of skateboarding and the boards derived from wakeboarding.

In addition to the FlowRider, Surfing on Central will be home to lounge chairs, a tiki bar and more. Throughout the summer, there will be “Beach Blanket Movie Nights” where guests can enjoy surf movies under the stars and on Saturday nights catch “Airwaves” from 7pm until 10pm featuring a local DJ spinning the hottest summer hits and pro-flowboarders showing off their skills. Ladies Night is every Thursday from 6pm until 10pm where ladies buy one ticket, get one free.

To kick things off, CityScape will host a flow jam on Saturday, May 31 from 7 until 10 p.m. with professional flowboarders Sean Silveira, Adam Muller and Daniel Tarapchak showing off their shredding skills and signing autographs along with Red Bull DJs, games, prizes and plenty of beach-themed fun.

For those looking for the ultimate summer staycation, Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix is offering a “Toes on the Nose Surfs Up!” package from $119/night that includes deluxe accommodations, two tickets to FlowRider and a 20 percent discount at LUSTRE Rooftop Garden for guests with a FlowRider ticket. Reservations can be booked at www.hotelpalomar-phoenix.com or 602-253-6633 (rate code: FLOW).

Located at CityScape Phoenix, Surfing on Central will be open seven days a week from 10am until 10pm from June 1 through September 1. The event is free and open to the public, with the exception of FlowRider that is available for $25 per person for 30 minutes with a maximum of eight guests per half hour. Riders can also test their skills on “The Mechanical Wave”, which is $5 for five attempts. Hours and pricing may vary throughout the summer. The most up-to-date information will be available online. Surfers must be at least 42” tall. Party packages and memberships will be available where discounts will be given for multiple sessions purchased, like the Blue Membership where riders receive two free sessions with the purchase of five sessions for $125.

Reservations are required to purchase tickets for the FlowRider. For more information about Surfing on Central and to find out how to book a reservation, visit www.cityscapephoenix.com/flowrider.  Easy, convenient and ample underground parking is available and validated by many retailers.

THIS SATURDAY (May 31): To kick things off, CityScape is hosting a flow jam from 7pm until 10pm this Saturday with professional flowboarders Sean Silveira, Adam Muller and Daniel Tarapchak showing off their shredding skills and signing autographs along with Red Bull DJs, games, prizes and plenty of beach-themed fun.

A wave simulator ($25/session)
Beach Blanket Movie Nights (free)
Professional flowboarder performances weekly (free)
“Airwaves” with local DJs every Saturday (free)
Ladies Night every Thursday (buy 1, get 1 free)
Special summer staycation package at Hotel Palomar Phoenix (from $119/night, including 2 tickets to FlowRider)


CBRE Completes Two Investment Sales Transactions


CBRE announces the completion of two sales:

>> Neil Kleinman of Tucson has purchased a 7,520 SF single-tenant retail building at 21145 N. John Wayne Parkway in Maricopa.

The building is occupied by Pet Club, a regional pet food store. Joseph Compagno of CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the buyer and the seller, Barclay Group in Phoenix, and structured the $1.45M transaction. The tenant will remain in the building on a long-term lease.

>> Backrows Holdings # 2 LLC of Los Angeles purchased Victoria Palms Apartments, a 27-unit multi-family property at 1206 E. Lemon St. in Tempe.

Brian Smuckler and Jeff Seaman of CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the buyer and the seller, The Eugenijus Valiulis Revocable Trust of Ojai, Calif., in negotiating the $1.3M transaction.


If you would like commentary from a CBRE sales professional, please feel free to contact Katherine Haug at 602-735-1782.

Ski Flap

Snowbowl will open Thursday

A northern Arizona ski resort that got nearly three feet of snow from recent storms is opening this week.

Skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes Thursday at the Arizona Snowbowl. Another ski area, Sunrise Park Resort near Greer, plans to open a day earlier.

A winter storm moving into the state late Tuesday into Wednesday morning could bring even more snow to the resorts.

Officials at the Snowbowl say they’ll supplement the natural snow between storms by using newly installed snowmaking equipment.

AZ Snowbowl

3rd Rail Jam Hits The Slopes Of Arizona Snowbowl

Combine equal parts live hip-hop music, art, fashion, technology, culture and snow sport, and what unique concoction is left brewing in one of the lucky six cities?

The 3rd Rail Jam.

3rd Rail Jam is a grassroots snow sport competition where participants and attendees take part in a mixture of urban culture and adrenaline — unlike any event held on various slopes across the nation — and it’s coming to Flagstaff, AZ.

This year marks the 4th annual event where skiers and snowboarders attempt tricks on and off nontraditional railings — including tires & stairwells.

Simultaneously, hip-hop music will be pulsating through the mountain as graffiti artists add a bit more visual vibrancy to the already lively atmosphere. Oh, and don’t forget to crowd around the catwalk for the fashion show and catch the break dancers, too.

Originated by Patrick Hession and Timmy Grins, the 3rd Rail Jam all began on the slopes of Mountain Creek in Vernon, New Jersey — aiming to slap the snow sport industry across its figurative face and shake things up a bit, to “upset the setup.”

Arizonans, are you interested? Well, the 3rd Rail Jam will be making a stop on their nationwide tour at Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff, AZ on Feb. 5, 2011. Gift of Gab of Blackalicious is confirmed as the live hip-hop artist for the Snowbowl event.

The other cities on the tour include Chicago, Denver, Boise, Los Angeles and Beech Mountain in North Carolina.

Participants can take part in one of four divisions including ages 15 and under, women, best of breed and skiers. Skiers and snowboarders are judged on style/composure, consistency, use of the entire course, creativity, magnitude of tricks and attitude.

But wait; there’s more.

Of every $25 paid to enter the competition, $5 goes to Amped 4-A-Cure, a non-profit organization aimed to “raise funds to support cancer research through the universal language of music.” The money raised goes towards many organizations and research facilities — including The American Association for Cancer Research — specializing in medical advancements of different types of cancer, according to Amped 4-A-Cure’s website.