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No Ties Allowed: Five simple Father’s Day gifts

Dads — the patriarchs of society, the guys who fought refs and umpires for us when we were just in little league and too innocent to defend ourselves, the fellas who took you camping or golfing or bought you a book on investment when you were 15 years old and asked for a car. Once a year, (this year it’s June 15), we celebrate all those tough love lessons. Dads are not always perfect or easy to peg, but we’ve crafted five simple approaches to Father’s Day gifts based on a few common, non-empirically sourced “types.”


If your dad is: The original hipster
Gift: Growler

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. When I was a kid, I never gave my pops a “No. 1 Dad” coffee mug, but now that I’m older I’m all about gifting people beverage containers. If you’ve already been there and done that with the coffee mugs, growlers cost about $12 at most local breweries. Plus: he can fill it as he pleases with the freshest craft beer on tap around the Valley. Heck, maybe you guys can make it a regular father-son/daughter thing to test out a new brew every other weekend.






If your dad is: Going into the next decade kicking and screaming
Gift: Botox
Have all those years of calling him “old man” has struck him deep in his forehead creases? Help him smooth out that furrowed brow with the gift of botox. Everybody’s doing it. Seriously, it’s the Father’s Day gift this year.



178281231If your dad is: The man who has everything
Gift: Nostalgia
Your dad wants something? He gets it. His garage is full of gadgets. His office has every book he could ever want to own. His TV is just the right size. He has dozens of ties, socks, polos. He doesn’t need anything and even if you find something totally unique, he’s probably going to beat you to it by three days. But there’s still hope: Give the gift of memories. One of my coworkers gave his dad his first Ironman trophy for Father’s Day, for example. Now, that’s the kind of gift he can’t buy himself.


142091190If you dad is: Always polishing his clubs/outdoorsy
Gift: Day at TopGolf
You love your dad. Don’t let him die of a heatstroke. TopGolf just opened its first Arizona location earlier this month — and it’s awesome. It offers seven competitive games, 102 climate-controlled hitting bays, a restaurant, three bars and 230 high-def TVs. TopGolf at Riverwalk is located at 9500 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale — topgolf.com


160820358If your dad is: The keeper of life-hacks
Gift: Nothing — no, seriously!
I love giving gifts, but my dad is the best gift-giver I’ve ever met. He gives the best advice and he just always knows exactly what kind of tool or gadget will make your life easier. It’s just not fair to anyone else in my life, and it’s definitely not fair when I have to give him my stupid gag gifts every time a holiday rolls around. Now, he just tells me not to spend money on him. So, I send him a card, give him a call, and try to make sure he feels loved year-round. To the dad who already knows all the life hacks, that’s your best bet!

El Mirage Police Department

New to Market: September/October 2013


Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Wester Terminal Expansion

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Wester Terminal Expansion

1. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport West Terminal Expansion

Developer: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority

General Contractor: D.L. Withers Construction

Architect: DWL Architects + Planeers

Location: Mesa

Size: 6,000 SF

The $4.8M project included the design and construction of two additional gates and an outdoor courtyard space north of the existing terminal building. Additionally, there will be space for a future Federal Inspection Station facility. Expected completion is 4Q 2013.


2. El Mirage Police Facility

Developer: City of El Mirage

General Contractor: D.L. Withers Construction

Architect: Arrington Watkins

Location: Gateway Park, El Mirage

Size: 22,000 SF

The $5.1M new police station will be the first building in a civic area with will eventually include other structures. The site is south of the city’s award-winning Gateway Park. The are is planned to be a civic and retail area. Expected completion is 4Q 2013.


3. DC Ranch Tennis Center

Developer: DC Ranch Village Health Clubs and Spa

General Contractor: A.R. Mays Construction

Architect: Esencia

Location: 9800 E. Horseshoe Canyon Dr., Scottsdale

Size: 2,500 SF, 5.4 acres

The $2.5M DC Ranch Tennis Center will have 10 outdoor lighted tennis courts and a 2,500 SF clubhouse with men’s and women’s locker facilities, a lounge, childcare area and patio. Expected completion is 3Q 2013


4. District 5 Multi-Purpose Building

Developer: Gila River Indian Community

General Contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction

Architect: DLR Group, Tucson

Location: Casa Blanca

Size: 31,000 SF

The $7M multi-purpose building will serve he Gila River Indian Community and will include a full gymnasium, classrooms, craft rooms, administrative areas and full kitchen. There also will be outdoor landscaped play areas and a splash pad. Subcontractors include Ellison Mills, G&G Masonry, AME Electric, JD Sun Mechanical, IMCOR, Mirror Works, California Pools and ELS. Expected completion is 4Q 2013.



Top Golf

Top Golf

5. TopGolf at Riverwalk

Developer: TopGolf International

General Contractor: ARCO/Murray National Construction Company

Architect: HKS Architects

Location: 101 and Indian Bend, Scottsdale

Size: 59,850 SF

The $15M golf entertainment facility will feature 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at a time; 2,900 SF of private event space, a rooftop terrace and full-service restaurant and bar. Subcontractors include Levake Construction, Indicomm, Native Plumbing, Red Mountain Engineering, Ace Fabricators, Brothers Masonry, Torrent, Arizona Glass and Schindler. Expected completion is 2Q 2014.




6. Sumomaya

Developer: German Osio

General Contractor: TBD

Architect: PHX Architecture (Phoenix Butler Design designed the shell building for Marketplace at Lincoln and Scottsdale roads).

Location: 6560 N. Scottsdale Rd.

Size: Interior, 4202 SF; Patio, 1,210 SF

Sumomaya will be a restaraunt that fuses East and West influences of Asian and Mexican with a modern design. With concrete and CMY as dominant materials on the exterior, the interior will feature a softer palette of materials, including wood and greenery. Subcontractors include NP Mechanical, NP Engineering, Redmond Foodservice Planning, Light Control, PK Associates and McKay Conant Hoover. Expected completion is 4Q 2013.


Mixed Use



7. Rivulon

Developer: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

General Contractor: TBD

Architect: TBD

Location: Intersection of Gilbert Rd. and Loop 202, Gilbert

Size: Finished project — 3 MSF of Class A office; 500,000 SF restaurant and retail use

Phase one of this mixed use project, with site work underway, will include a 4-story, 120,000 SF office building and a 45,000 SF L.A. Fitness. At buildout, the 250-acre site will offer office space, a wide selection of dining options, a strong retail element, a hotel and upscale multi-family residential.


Aspen Place at the Sawmill

Aspen Place at the Sawmill

8. Aspen Place at the Sawmill

Developer: RED Development

General Contractor: TBD

Architect: TBD

Location: Butler Ave. and Lone Tree Rd., Flagstaff

RED Development’s Flagstaff mixed-use project will add an REI store and launch phase two with 30,000 additional SF of retail space and 222 luxury apartments. REI, an outdoor gear and clothing store, will utilize 23,550 SF in a separate building at Aspen Place. The apartments, The Village at Aspen Place, will be developed by ePartment Communities of Kansas City, Mo. RED Development also is bringing a 6,000 SF Alliance Bank to the property in 3Q 2014. Aspen Place at the Sawmill currently features 68,000 SF of retail and restaurants and ultimately will include a total of 135,000 SF when all phases are fully built.