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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 →

Tempe Marketplace offers free rides to Cubs fans

Tempe Marketplace
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Cubs fans will be pleased to hear Tempe Marketplace is helping fans avoid transportation hassles of getting to and from games with free, first-come, first-serve round-trip trolley rides between the shopping center and Sloan Park, the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs, in Mesa. Back by popular demand, Tempe Marketplace is giving baseball fans an alternative… Read More →

Tempe Marketplace adds new retailers, restaurants

Nektar Juice Bar
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Tempe Marketplace, home of  1.3 million square feet of retail space, has something for everyone as the center continues to grow and celebrate the opening of several more retailers and restaurants, with more to come before the end of the year. New retailers include: Active Ride Shop – Started in 1989 as a small store in Chino, California, Active… Read More →

Valley chains going through a re-branding

Tavern Double Burger from Red Robin

Several chain restaurants within the Valley have new sights on their horizons, including updated menus, logos and décor. Among those restaurants are Scottsdale’s Macayo’s Mexican Grill & Cantina and Tempe’s Red Robin. Red Robin is going through a re-branding campaign, changing its look at its restaurants nationwide. Tempe Marketplace’s Red Robin is the first in… Read More →

Thirsty Lion announces third Arizona location in Gilbert

Thirsty Lion

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, the restaurant concept that opened its first Arizona restaurant at Tempe Marketplace in 2011, announced its expansion in metro Phoenix with a third location set to open at SanTan Village in Gilbert. Slated for a March 2016 opening, the SanTan location will be located at 2218 E. Williams Field Rd… Read More →

Tribute band series will rock Desert Ridge, Tempe Marketplace

Photo: Desert Ridge Marketplace
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 →

Forever 21’s F21 red will open first Arizona store

architectural photography

Vestar announced the signing of Forever 21’s newest concept store F21 red at Tempe Marketplace, located at the southwest corner of the highly traveled Loops 101 & 202 in Tempe, Arizona. This will be the first in Arizona to open. F21 red will open fall of 2015 in 13,000 square feet. The fast fashion retailer… 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 →

New ‘Star Wars’ trailer premieres at Tempe Marketplace

Star Wars
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

May the force be with you on November 28, when Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16 exclusively premieres Disney’s new 88-second teaser trailer for “‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Be among the first to see the highly anticipated trailer as Harkins Tempe Marketplace is the only theatre in Arizona, and one of 30 theatres nationwide, to debut… Read More →

H&M coming to Tempe Marketplace next fall

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured | In The Spotlight

Vestar announced Monday the signing of H&M at Tempe Marketplace, located at the southwest corner of Loops 101 & 202 in Tempe, Ariz. H&M will open in fall 2015 in 20,000 square feet. Established in Sweden in 1947, H&M is one of the world’s largest fashion retailers. They feature a wide range of fashion for… Read More →

Valley dining spots welcome patio season

by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

It’s fall which means the desert is starting to cool down! Restaurant and bar goers all over the Valley begin to seek out the best spots to indulge in the beautiful Arizona weather. But look no further— these local restaurants have Valley residents covered with killer patios throughout Metro Phoenix. TEMPE Thirsty Lion Pub &… 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 →

Nordstrom Rack Signs Lease at Tempe Marketplace

by in Brokerage

Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. JWN +0.07% announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Tempe Marketplace in Tempe. The approximately 35,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2014. The property is owned and managed by Vestar. Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel,… Read More →