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Westgate Entertainment District lands 4 new tenants

More new businesses are calling Westgate Entertainment District home this summer with the recent openings of Proliant, which tripled its existing Westgate office space, CenturyLink, Security National Mortgage Company and the soon-to-open U.S. Air Force Recruitment Hub.

These new additions to Westgate’s tenant mix brings the total number of new retail and office leases signed by owner iStar Financial to 24 since the company acquired Westgate Entertainment District.

“Leasing progress continues for us on the office and retail fronts and we’re pleased to welcome these four new tenants,” said Jeff Teetsel, Westgate’s development manager. “It is a testament to the quality of Westgate’s mixed-use environment and unparalleled on-site amenities available to office tenants. Proliant’s success with hiring and growth in just one year is a great reflection on Westgate. Also, the new U.S. Air Force Recruiting Hub is a strategic, synergistic use for us with Luke Air Force Base just five miles away. Air Force service men and women already frequent Westgate and the new Hub will bolster the connectivity between Westgate and Luke.”

Proliant, a national payroll services company headquartered in Atlanta, GA, opened its first Arizona office at Westgate last July, which is among eight offices across the country. The company has seen major growth and success at Westgate over the past year and tripled its office space from 1,475 to 4,884 square-feet to accommodate an increased staff. On June 1, Security National Mortgage Company moved into a 3,400 square-foot office space with approximately 20 employees. On the retail front, CenturyLink just opened a 1,492 square-foot location next to Fractured Prune.

The U. S. Air Force plans to open a 3,050 square-foot Air Force Recruitment Hub at Westgate in November. The recruiting office is part of the Air Force Recruiting Services transformational efforts to consolidate recruiting offices into centralized locations. The transformations enhance customer service by ensuring there is a constant recruiter presence in the office to assist customers. Additionally, the increased professional training recruiters receive by being co-located with other recruiters result in better customer service for potential applicants. Air Force Recruiting projects plan to open approximately 160 Flight-Centric Transformation offices around the country and will keep approximately 200 existing facilities as satellite offices.

These new tenants are the latest additions to Westgate following the early 2015 openings of Fractured Prune, Hot N Juicy Crawfish, Crave Waffle Sandwiches, OPA Life Greek Café.

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Westgate will host National Dance Day Zumba party

This Saturday, get up and dance in celebration of National Dance Day at Westgate Entertainment District with a fun Zumba class from Zumba Tasha!

The easy-to-follow dance and fitness party is a free, family-friendly event and is open to the public. Guests can register starting at 7pm on Saturday, July 25 with the Zumba class starting at 8pm in the Events Plaza.

After an uplifting outdoor Zumba class, pop in to any of Westgate’s bars and restaurants to keep the party going! Grab a bite to eat and enjoy a few well deserved drinks.

Event details include:

  • National Dance Day Zumba Party
  • Located at the Events Plaza at Westgate Entertainment District
  • Saturday, July 25
  • The Zumba class begins at 8:00pm. Registration opens at 7:00pm.
  • Zumba from Zumba Tasha.
  • Enjoy music, dancing and more.
  • FREE, open to all ages and abilities.
  • Don’t forget to hydrate and bring water!
Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

Westgate Firework Fest will light up Fourth of July

The sky will light up over Westgate Entertainment District this Fourth of July for the third annual Westgate Firework Fest presented by Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment West Valley on Saturday, July 4 from 5pm – 9:30pm during the West Valley’s largest fireworks show and festival.

Last year, more than 40,000 people turned out and this year promises to be even more patriotic. The free, family-friendly event also has ample, convenient and free parking that will be available at all parking lots surrounding Westgate Entertainment District.

Westgate_Firework Fest Main StageArrive before all the festivities kick off at 5pm to take advantage of all-day dining and shopping deals at participating tenants and have the kids play and cool off at Fountain Park’s Splash Pad, near AMC Theatres. From 5pm until 9pm, live bands and DJs will perform on two stages. The family stage, located at Fountain Park, will have a DJ, dancing, activities for kids and giveaways. The second stage will be located at WaterDance Plaza, in front of Gila River Arena, with a variety of Rock, Alternative, Pop and Country performances by local bands.

For the 21-and-over crowd, a beer garden will be setup near WaterDance Plaza with a broad selection of beer choices. A portion of the proceeds from the beer garden will benefit 100 Club of Arizona.

Bring blankets or lawn chairs and picnic in the park and the plaza with “Grab & Go” dining deals from participating Westgate restaurants before and during the 15-minute fireworks show at 9pm.

All restaurant tenants will be open with regular menu offerings along with varying holiday specials and discounts. The following tenants will have Fourth of July “Grab & Go” dining deals:

Crave Waffle Sandwich Creations
Chicken tenders, chips, cookie and soda for $7.99 and a sandwich, chips, cookie and soda for $9.99.

OPA Greek Life Café
Gyro pita, chicken souvlaki pita or specialty pita with fries or salad and a drink for $8.50.

Fresh Healthy Café
Full size wrap, bag of chips, and medium iced tea for $10.

Saddle Ranch Chop House
Hot dog or a chicken taco and a bag of chips for $6.

Calico Jack’s Mexican Cantina
Two tacos (choice of carne asada or chicken), chips & salsa and a drink for $6.

*Valid for grab and go only, not valid for dine-in.

McFadden’s
Hamburger, hot dog or wrap with chips and a drink for $5.

The Shout! House
Burger, fries, and a soda for $10.

Shane’s Rib Shack
Three-piece, freshly made chicken tenders, or a Big Dad BBQ Pork Sandwich, with the choice of coleslaw, potato salad, or chips, and a 20 oz. drink for $6.

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
Traditional and combination dinner entrees including soup, salad and rice starting at $11.95.

Johnny Rockets
Hamburger or cheeseburger with chips and a choice of soda or bottled water for $8.50.

Whiskey Rose
Grilled chicken sandwich, hotdog or cheeseburger with chips and a drink for $7 (bottled water and fruit available for children).

Cold Stone Creamery
A 7.5 oz. Signature Creation and a 16.9 oz. bottle of Dasani water for $4. Cold Stone Creamery ice cream bars for $1.50.

Which Wich
A combo that includes a Wich, chips and a canned soda for $10.

Westgate Wednesdays - Excited Kids Crowd

Westgate’s free activities offer endless summer fun

All summer long Westgate Entertainment District is the go-to West Valley destination for free, family-friendly events and activities for all ages.

Whether it’s live music under the stars, kids cooling off at the Splash Pad on a warm afternoon, checking out over 1,000 bikes during Bike Night, meet-and-greets with movie-characters during Westgate Wednesdays or taking advantage of happy hour deals after a Cardinals Training Camp game – Westgate will be bustling almost every night of the week.

With over 20 restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues, there is no shortage of options when it comes to grabbing a bite, some sweet treats or ice-cold beverages while enjoying these activities:  

Live Music Under the Stars

Every Friday and Saturday night, live music from talented local bands share their sounds at Fountain Park from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Sit back, relax and enjoy music under the stars while the kids play at the Splash Pad. Ranging from rock, funk, soul and jazz, bands include Interfate, Ratio, Ghandi’s Garage, Kenny Love & The Rock-er-fellas, to name a few. You’re bound to see people break into dance, too! http://www.westgateaz.com/events/live-music/.

Splash Pad

Open daily from 10am-10pm, the Splash Pad at Fountain Park is always a family favorite. Families and friends alike can share in laughter as they pop in and out of spouting-streams of water and enjoy a sunny, Arizona afternoon. http://www.westgateaz.com/experience/amenities/.

Cardinals Camp

Arizona Cardinals Training Camp is returning to Glendale for the third year and Westgate Entertainment District is in walking distance of the pre-season practices. Cardinals Training Camp typically opens two weeks before the first preseason game, which is Saturday, Aug. 15 with practices from 2:00pm to 4:30pm. With so many happy hour specials at Westgate, it is easy to make your trip to the Training Camp and all-day event. The full Training Camp schedule can be found at: http://www.azcardinals.com/

Bike Night

Motorcycles are cruising into Westgate Entertainment Distinct every Thursday from 5pm-9pm this summer with Westgate Bike Night!  This hugely popular weekly event hosts close to 1,000 bikes and 1,500 guests for family-friendly fun, live music and more and will run until June 25. http://www.westgateaz.com/bikenight/.

Westgate Wednesdays

Running from June 3 through July 29, the free, family-friendly series goes from 6:00pm-7:30pm offering weekly themed events that draw hundreds of kids and parents to enjoy music, dancing, games and prize giveaways. New this year, Westgate Wednesday will have movie character meet-and-greets and photo opportunities each week. http://www.westgateaz.com/summer/.

For information on Westgate Entertainment District, a retailer directory or to see what’s happening today, visit www.westgateaz.com.

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Veteran’s Car Show and roller-skating at Westgate

In celebration of Military Appreciation Month, Westgate Entertainment District will host “Donate & Skate” and a Veteran’s Car Show on May 16.

Hundreds of people are expected at both events, which are open to the public, and proceeds will go to support military support organizations including Wounded Warrior Project of AZ and Vietnam Veterans of Arizona. 

Event details include:

Donate & Skate at Westgate Entertainment District

  • Saturday, May 16 from Noon until 8:00pm.
  • Roller-skating will be located in Fountain Park.
  • A minimum donation of $2 is recommended.
  • Receive a free gift for donations of $5.
  • Portion of proceeds will support local military support organizations including the Wounded Warrior Project of AZ.
  • Open to ages 6 and up.
  • Skates and equipment provided – Skaters must bring socks.
  • For details, visit popuprinks.com.

Veteran’s Car Show at Westgate Entertainment District

  • Saturday, May 16 from 9:00am until 2:00pm.
  • Located at Parking Lot 1 North of AMC Theaters.
  • Classic car show to benefit the Vietnam Veterans of Arizona
  • Hundreds of classic cars.
  • Enjoy live entertainment with bagpipes, DJ beats and the color guard.
  • Awards, dash plaques and goody bags will be given for entrants, along with special recognition for veteran car owners.
  • Johnny Rockets will open early for breakfast starting at 7am and will offer all veteran’s 20 percent off all day. 
  • For details, visit nancyperryproductions.com.

For more information, visit www.westgateaz.com

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Local artists get creative in Spring Chalk Art Festival

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 at the KidsZones. These progressive murals will be based on a single theme and grow into a super-sized street image, with the help of attendees, as the event unfolds.

The professional murals and KidsZones will be located throughout the properties, maps will be posted at each location to identify where each mural is being created. Presented by Vestar and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA), the second annual Spring Chalk Art Festival will take place Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Each featured mural artist will create an eight by six foot piece, based on themes from desert landscapes and cultural inspirations to natural history and space.

Spring Chalk Art Festival 

When: Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., murals on view April 18 to 30 (weather permitting)

Tempe Marketplace: 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe

Westgate Entertainment District: 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale

Desert Ridge Marketplace: 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix

Cost: Free

Online: http://saaca.org/PHXChalkArt.phphttp://shopdesertridge.com/chalk/http://www.tempemarketplace.com/chalk/http://westgateaz.com/chalk/

 

Westgate Entertainment District Featured Artists 

Anne Marie Perry

Elver Galvaz

Jenna Tomasello

Marisa Salazar

Wesley Creigh

Willie Zin

Meghan Menke (KidsZone)

 

Desert Ridge Marketplace Featured Artists 

Alexandra Jimenez

Ignacio Garcia

Katy May Goodson

Linda Harrison Parsons

Martin Quintanilla

Matt Cotton

Laura Horochowski (KidsZone)

 

Tempe Marketplace Featured Artists 

Kanoelani Addison

Carolyn Watson Dubisch

Judith Gary

Martin Sequoya

Rhonda Steele

Ian & Lea Rankin

Victor Navarro (KidsZone)

The Spring Chalk Art Festival is currently recruiting volunteers who are enthusiastic to get involved and participate in this great community event. Interested individuals can visit: http://saaca.org/Volunteer.html

Portugal. The Man

Concerts and festivals you need to catch this weekend

McDowell Mountain Music Festival
Arizona’s only nonprofit music festival returns this weekend. Performers for this year’s show include Passion Pit, Portugal. The Man, Thievery Corporation, Widespread Panic and more. The profits from the show go on to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital and UMOM New Day Centers. In addition to diverse music on the main and local stages, the three-day festival will offer food and beverage via food trucks. Festival attendees also have the option of upgrading to VIP experiences as well as purchasing camping spaces. Tickets for the event can be purchased by visiting mmmf.com.
Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix, March 27-29, $60+

Phoenix Bike Festival
The 2015 Phoenix Bike Fest will take over Westgate for three days. Event attendees will have the chance to try out a variety of bikes from Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki. The event will also hold performances by Dead or Alive and TNT. There will also be MMA fights. More than 50 bike related vendors will be on hand for the event.  This event welcomes spectators and bike enthusiasts alike.
Westgate Entertainment District, 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., March 26-28, Free

Phoenix Film Festival
Arizona’s largest film returns for it’s 15th year. The festival screens over 150 films on 7 screens in the theatre. The event initially began as an opportunity for independent films to be showcased. Categories include Horror, Sci-Fi, Shorts, and more. The festival will also host events and seminars for filmmakers of any level. Fans will have the chance to participate in Q&A sessions with producers, talent, and directors as well. Movie attendees have the option to purchase single tickets or bulk packages.
Harkins Scottsdale 101, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, March 26- April 2, $13+

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? The classic Shakespearean tragedy comes to the Herberger Theater in downtown Phoenix. Presented by the Arizona Theatre Company, this story of betrayal features the famous feud of the Capulets and Montagues. Director Kirsten Brandt and designer David Lee Cuthbert offer a fresh taste on an old favorite.
Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, March 26-April 12, $36+

Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts
Almost 400 artists will take over Mill Avenue to showcase their work in 16 different mediums. The spring festival attracts close to 225,000 visitors to the three-day event. The committee for the event awards cash prizes to the overall top artist as well as the top artist in each category. Sunshine Art Magazine ranks the festival in their Top 200 art festivals. The event will feature live entertainment, street performers. The Tempe Festival of Arts gives a portion of the proceeds to local Tempe charities that assist with the event.
Mill Avenue District, 281 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, March 27-29, Free

The OH Pool Bar + Cabanas at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.

Hotel Valley Ho anchors Cactus League experience

Original Hotel Valley Ho owner Robert Foehl, Ted Williams and Bob Feller.

Original Hotel Valley Ho owner Robert Foehl, Ted Williams and Bob Feller.

To truly embrace Arizona’s spring training experience you need to start with an anchor. For Cactus League baseball fans, there may be no better anchor than the retro-chic Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale.

The hotel has hosted Baseball Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Ferguson Jenkins, George Brett, Rickey Henderson and Leo Durocher. More recently, the Hotel Valley Ho has been the spring training home to Tim Lincecum, Ryan Howard, Coco Crisp, Ichirio Suzuki, Barry Zito and Hideki Matsui, to name just a few.

But beyond the baseball history, the Hotel Valley Ho is centrally located with easy access to all spring training facilities in the valley, features some rooms equipped with kitchens and all rooms have access to the hotel’s amazing OH Pool Bar + Cabanas.

The hotel really hits a home run with baseball fans by offering a Spring Training Weekday Savings special. The special is valid Sundays to Wednesdays through March 31 and includes 15 percent off the best available room rate, a welcome amenity and two drinks upon arrival. Click here to make reservations or call 866-882-4484.

For a complete guide to every Cactus League team and stadium, check out the digital issue of Play Ball magazine.

STAYING CLOSE TO SCOTTSDALE?

If you’re staying at the Hotel Valley Ho or somewhere else in Scottsdale, here are some of the best hotspots to make your Spring Training game day complete:

SOL Mexican Cocina

Located at the Scottsdale Quarter, SOL Mexican Cocina’s patio is the ideal place to sit back, relax and sip on a margarita before or after a day at the ballpark. The restaurant’s menu features Executive Chef Deborah Schneider’s bold, modern interpretations of traditional Coastal Mexican cuisine with a focus on fresh, sustainable ingredients. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Monday you can stop by for SOL’s happy hour. Try some of the restaurant’s baja inspired dishes or refreshing margaritas at a discounted price. SOL is located at 15323 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. For more information, visit www.solcocina.com.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Old Town

Enjoy your favorite pizza while you soak up the Desert sun and spring breeze. Each of Grimaldi’s eight Arizona locations has a distinct patio. So if you’re in the mood for pizza and a cannoli or just want to enjoy a glass of vino or beer, Grimaldi’s in Old Town is a perfect place to unwind after a game. Grimaldi’s in Scottsdale is located at 4000 North Scottsdale Rd. Ste. 105. For more information, visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com.

Kelly’s at SouthBridge

To enjoy the cool weather and feel the awesome Old Town atmosphere, hit Kelly’s at SouthBridge before or after your spring training game. It’s the perfect place for some pre/post game day drinks. Join them on Wednesdays for their live music on the patio after 5 p.m. Located on Sixth Avenue in downtown Scottsdale, the 8,000 square foot upscale restaurant offers traditional pub classics mixed with exceptional modern cuisine and the perfect laid back atmosphere. Kelly’s is located at 7117 E 6th Avenue, in Scottsdale. For more information, visit www.kellysatsouthbridge.com.

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Save some money before you hit the game with those ballpark prices and enjoy specials on their “Hoppy Hour” menu throughout the week. The dishes range in price from $2 to $5 and are offered daily. Visit their Scottsdale location at 7077 E. Bell Rd or try out their Paradise Valley location at 4731 E. Cactus Rd. www.tiltedkilt.com.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Scottsdale’s newest dining addition, Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, opened in February at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Hail a golf cart to take you to the games from the comfort of their 1,500 square foot patio. Enjoy happy hour, seven days a week from 3:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. & again from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Choose from $4 featured pints, house margaritas, well drinks and featured wine. There’s even a $3.95-$5.95 food menu. The venue is located at 7014 East Camelback Road Suite 1423, in Scottsdale. For more information, visit thirstyliongastropub.com/scottsdale.

HEADING WEST?

From March 3 through April 4, baseball reigns supreme in the West Valley with five ballparks hosting more than half of the MLB teams in the Cactus League. If you’re heading toward the West Valley to check out spring training game, Westgate Entertainment District is the hub of activity for baseball fans looking to grab a bite, a few beers and sweet treats or enjoy live music and a little shopping before or after the game.

All season long, fans are encouraged to show their ticket stub to take advantage of the many deals offered by Westgate tenants including:

Saddle Ranch Chop House

20 percent discount on total food bill. Does not apply to happy hour.

http://www.srrestaurants.com/glendale, 623-889-7770

McFadden’s

20 percent discount on total bill.

http://www.mcfaddensglendale.com, 623-872-0010

Just Sports

20 percent discount on one regular-priced item.

www.justsportsaz.com, 623-872-9490

Calico Jack’s Mexican Cantina

20 percent discount on total bill.

www.calicojacksglendale.com, 623-877-5225

Crave Waffle Sandwich Creations

Buy one, get one 50 percent off. Applies to all menu items except alcohol and discounted items. Must be of equal or lesser value and cannot be combined with any other offer.

www.icravewaffles.com, 623-772-0622

OPA Life Greek Café

20 percent discount on any order.

www.opalifegreekcafe.com, 623-242-8338

Whiskey Rose Bar and Grill

Receive one free appetizer with the purchase of one regular-priced entrée.

www.whiskeyrosewestgate.com, 623-877-7673

As You Wish Pottery

50 percent discount on a regular studio fee.

www.asyouwishpottery.com, 623-772-5403

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant

15 percent discount on total bill. Offer valid for same-day ticket stubs only.

http://www.kabukirestaurants.com, 623-772-9832

IT’SUGAR

$5 off a purchase of $20 or more with same-day ticket stub.

www.itsugar.com, 623-877-8124

Fractured Prune Doughnuts

One free 16 oz. fountain soda drink with the purchase of two or more made-to-order Fractured Prune Doughnuts. Not valid in the US Airways Center, must show game-day ticket stub and valid on game days only.

www.fracturedprune.com, 623-872-0008

Cold Stone Creamery

10 percent discount on any order (excluding gift card purchases).

www.coldstonecreamery.com, 623-877-1580

Fresh Healthy Café

10 percent discount on any order.

www.cafefresh.com , 623-505-3277

Shane’s Rib Shack

20 percent discount on one regular-priced item.

www.shanesribshack.com , 623-877-7427

Mama Gina’s Pizzeria

20 percent off one regular-priced item.

www.mamaginaspizzeria.com , 623-872-0300

Johnny Rockets

10 percent discount on any order.

www.johnnyrockets.com , 623-877-2977

The Shout! House

Show your ticket stub to receive a $1 domestic draft, well wine or well liquor drink.   

http://www.theshouthouse.com/az, 623-772-1500

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Free fitness classes return to Westgate

Keep your New Year’s resolution of getting in shape by kicking it into gear with the return of Fitness in the District at Westgate Entertainment District!

The free weekly fitness series drew hundreds of participants last year and this time around, it promises to be even more popular.

• Fitness in the District at Westgate Entertainment District’s WaterDance Plaza
• Every Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. through February 24
• Free, open to all ages and abilities (just bring a mat!)
• Complimentary refreshments and giveaways at every class
• DJ spinning music
• Individualized instruction after class
• 1 hour fitness class
• All the details: www.westgateaz.com/fitness

Strengthen, tone, tighten and dance, all while having a blast during INSANITY®,TURBO KICK®, HIP HOP HUSTLE®, “PiYo” and ZUMBA combo classes. Certified instructors will teach the 1-hour classes on stage to bumping DJ beats, while fitness motivators work the group and assist attendees with moves and modifications as needed. Stick around after class to ask questions and receive individualized instruction.

INSANITY®, TURBO KICK®, HIP HOP HUSTLE®, “PiYo” and ZUMBA include plyometric drills, intervals of strength, power and resistance, kickboxing, pilates, yoga, dance and abdominal and core training moves. There is no equipment and no weights and participants will learn how to modify where needed for their fitness level as well as proper form and technique.

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Dave & Buster’s will open at Westgate

Dave & Buster’s, the ultimate destination to eat, drink, play and watch, will open at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale this fall.

Westgate’s owner, iStar Financial, will begin construction on a new, 41,000-square-foot building located to the west of AMC Theatres that will expand the existing entertainment district. Dave & Buster’s will join AMC as an anchor tenant.

“We are thrilled to announce Dave & Buster’s as the newest addition to Westgate Entertainment District,” said David Sotolov, senior vice president of iStar Financial. “When iStar acquired Westgate three years ago, we committed to investments of substantial money, new ideas and a concerted effort to solidify Westgate as the preeminent entertainment destination in the West Valley, if not all of metro-Phoenix. Dave & Buster’s is a transformative leap forward in our entertainment tenant mix, and builds upon our earlier successes including bringing Tanger Outlets to Westgate in 2012 as well as Tanger’s expansion in 2014.”

Dave & Buster’s currently has 73 locations in the U.S. and Canada. This is the third Valley location, joining Tempe Marketplace and Desert Ridge.

Teetsel Properties in Phoenix negotiated the lease and is the development manager for iStar. CBRE handled the leasing representation for both the landlord and the tenant. Butler Design Group of Phoenix and Linear! of Dallas are the architects.

For more information about Westgate Entertainment District, visit www.westgateaz.com.

Fountain Park at Westgate

Westgate is getting a Dave & Buster’s this fall

Dave & Buster’s, an arcade, bar and event venue for adults, will open at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale this fall.

Westgate’s owner, iStar Financial, will begin construction on a new, 41,000-square-foot building located to the west of AMC Theatres that will expand the existing entertainment district. Dave & Buster’s will join AMC as an anchor tenant.

“We are thrilled to announce Dave & Buster’s as the newest addition to Westgate Entertainment District,” said David Sotolov, senior vice president of iStar Financial. “When iStar acquired Westgate three years ago, we committed to investments of substantial money, new ideas and a concerted effort to solidify Westgate as the preeminent entertainment destination in the West Valley, if not all of metro-Phoenix. Dave & Buster’s is a transformative leap forward in our entertainment tenant mix, and builds upon our earlier successes including bringing Tanger Outlets to Westgate in 2012 as well as Tanger’s expansion in 2014.”

Dave & Buster’s currently has 73 locations in the U.S. and Canada. This is the third Valley location, joining Tempe Marketplace and Desert Ridge.

Teetsel Properties in Phoenix negotiated the lease and is the development manager for iStar. CBRE handled the leasing representation for both the landlord and the tenant. Butler Design Group of Phoenix and Linear! of Dallas are the architects.

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

Westgate hosts free concerts leading up to Super Bowl

You don’t need a ticket to Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 or a VIP party pass to get in on all of the excitement and activities surrounding the big game. Just steps from the stadium, Westgate Entertainment District will be the hub of activity in Glendale with a Super Music Series presented by Bud Light, a five-day free concert series that is open to the public.

Beginning Weds. Jan. 28 through Super Bowl Sunday, Westgate’s WaterDance Plaza will transform into an outdoor concert venue with local and national bands hitting the stage. On Wednesday through Saturday festivities will run from 6pm – 10pm and on Sunday from 11am – 4pm. Each day will feature a different music genre, from classic rock and electronic dance music to country and 80’s hits. No tickets are required to take part in the fun and groove alongside fellow football fans.

Attendees can enjoy Westgate’s more than 20 restaurants, bars and retailers in addition to an open-air beer garden around the stage and other fan activities. Westgate will be making a donation to the 100 Club of Arizona from a portion of the beer garden sales. During the Super Music Series, with the exception of Super Bowl Sunday, parking is free at all of Westgate’s lots surrounding the Entertainment District.

“We are pleased to present a fantastic music lineup that is completely free and open to the public,” said Jeff Teetsel, development manager for Westgate Entertainment District. “With many of the events around the big game being private or expensive, we wanted to differentiate Westgate’s activities and provide a free opportunity for both locals and visiting fans to participate in the excitement surrounding the Super Bowl. No ticket is required to attend, and Westgate’s WaterDance Event Plaza is a spectacular open-air environment. We and our tenants look forward to welcoming thousands of fans each day.”

Weds. Jan. 28: Los Lobos (6pm – 10pm, local band opens at 6pm, headliner takes the stage at 8:30pm)

Thurs. Jan. 29: Chainsmokers (6pm – 10pm, local DJ opens at 6pm, headliner takes the stage at 8:30pm)

Fri. Jan. 30: Eli Young Band (6pm – 10pm, local band opens at 6pm, headliner takes the stage at 8:30pm)

Sat. Jan. 31: Dramarama, Bow Wow Wow, Gene Loves Jezebel and Naked Eyes (6pm – 10pm, local band opens at 6pm, headliner takes the stage at 8:30pm)

Sun. Feb 1: SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. All festivities and live music run from 11am – 4pm. Local bands include Kianna Martinez, Jared & The Mill and Chad Freeman & Redline.

For more information about Westgate Entertainment District, visit www.westgateaz.com.

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Westgate turns into a winter wonderland

Westgate Entertainment District transforms into a winter wonderland starting Nov. 25 with the opening of the holiday skating rink, the lighting of the 33-foot holiday tree with over 3,180 sparkling lights, Santa’s official arrival, horse-drawn carriage rides and nightly snowfall.

All season long you can get into the holiday spirit and make Westgate your festive destination with ongoing events taking place through the end of the year. And, take advantage of special holiday savings at select tenants with online coupons available now through the end of the year by visiting http://westgateaz.com/shop/savings/.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & First Snowfall
Tuesday, Nov. 25
6:30pm at Fountain Park
Photos with Santa from 7-9pm
It’s the official kick-off to the holiday season! Start the evening with a holiday skating performance followed by the lighting of Westgate’s 33-foot holiday tree and Santa’s official arrival. At 7pm it will magically snow for the first time this holiday season!

Westgate Nightly Snowfall
Nov. 25 through Dec. 24 (except for Thanksgiving Day)
7pm and 8pm nightly at Fountain Park
The only place in the West Valley to see it snow nightly is at Westgate Entertainment District! Watch as Fountain Park magically turns into a living snow globe each evening with a snow show twice a night.

Free Holiday Skating
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 11am – 6pm
Friday, Nov. 28: 11am – 9pm
Saturday, Nov. 29:  11am – 9pm
Sunday, Nov. 30: 11am – 6pm
Enjoy FREE skating for children 5 years and older with skate rentals included at Fountain Park. Don’t forget to bring your socks.

Black Friday with the Arizona Coyotes
Friday, Nov. 28
10am – 3pm: Families can play ball hockey in front of Westgate’s WaterDance Plaza and enjoy an exclusive Holiday Flex Pack offer from the Arizona Coyotes that includes an autographed commemorative puck and a player meet-and-greet opportunity.
1-2pm: Kids can skate with an Arizona Coyotes alumni player and enjoy appearances by Howler and Paw Patrol on the Westgate holiday rink at Fountain Park.

FREE Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Fridays and Saturdays
Nov. 28 – Dec. 27
5-9pm at Fountain Park
Enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides around Westgate Entertainment District throughout the holiday season. Instead of just one carriage, this year there will be three that will allow you to hop in, take a spin and be whisked around Westgate.

Chabad West Valley Menorah Lighting
Thursday, Dec. 18
6:00pm at Fountain Park
Celebrate Hanukah with a Grand Menorah lighting along with activities, raffle prizes and games for children. Traditional light bites and latkes will be served.

Visit Santa Claus
Nov. 25 through Dec. 24
Saturdays from Noon -8pm, Sundays from Noon – 6pm, select weekdays from 4-8pm
For the full calendar of Santa’s appearances at Fountain Park, visit http://www.westgateaz.com/santa.
Are you on the good list or the bad list? Come meet jolly Old St. Nick himself at Fountain Park and find out. Share wishes, snap pictures and every child who visits Santa receives a free gift. A photo package is available for $24.99.

For more information about the holiday season at Westgate Entertainment District, visit www.westgateaz.com/holiday.

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Coyotes Fan Deals at Westgate Start Tonight

Westgate Entertainment District and the Arizona Coyotes have teamed up for the second consecutive year to present fans with pre-game entertainment and activities on the Westgate Plaza prior to the Coyotes Opening Night game on Thursday, October 9 versus the Winnipeg Jets and the team’s second home game against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, Oct. 11.

The Westgate Events Plaza, which is located directly outside of Gila River Arena will play host to fan activations including a live 80’s cover band, Coyotes-themed inflatables, interactive fan experiences, a ball hockey rink (Thursday), a synthetic ice rink (Saturday) and Arizona Sports 98.7, 98KUPD and 100.7 KSLX will be on hand with live radio broadcasts. In addition, the Coyotes will create a Winter Wonderland outside Gila River Arena by filling the sky with a snow flurry.

The pre-game festivities and live music will begin at 5:00 p.m. both nights and continue through 6:30 p.m.  Before each game, fans are encouraged to come early and stay late at Westgate and frequent the many restaurants, bars and retailers that will be offering specials for Coyotes fans all season long.

“We’re pleased to once again partner with the Coyotes to amp up the fan experience for all home games,” said Jeff Teetsel, development manager of Westgate Entertainment District. “Westgate provides a unique setting for hockey fans with the combination of more than 20 restaurants, bars and retailers steps from Gila River Arena in conjunction with activities, music and team-themed experiences. We value our relationship with the Coyotes and are proud to help present a vibrant fan environment that rivals anything in the country.”

“We are extremely excited about our Opening Night,” said Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc. “We encourage all of our great fans to come early to Gila River Arena and Westgate Entertainment District to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere on the plaza before we drop the puck to begin the Coyotes 2014-15 regular season.”

As part of the partnership, Coyotes season ticket holders have been mailed a Westgate VIP Card providing them discounts at a majority of Westgate tenants that can be used throughout the season.

Fans can also take advantage of discounts and specials all season long when they show their ticket stub on home game days at the following Westgate tenants:

McFadden’s
One free drink, your choice of well, wine, or domestic draft, with purchase of an entrée. Must present game day ticket, 623-872-0022

Calico Jack’s Mexican Cantina
Free appetizer with purchase of two regular priced adult entrees with a game-day ticket stub, post-game only, 623-877-5225

Which Wich
FREE house chips or a cookie with the purchase of any Wich. Offer only valid with a Coyotes ticket stub, 623-977-9424

Shane’s Rib Shack
Free BBQ Pork Nachos with the purchase of a plate and two drinks with a game-day ticket stub, 623-877-7427

Razzleberriez Frozen Yogurt
Buy one yogurt, get one 50 percent off of equal or lesser value with a game-day ticket stub, 623-877-3542

The Shout! House
Free cover for you and a guest with a game-day ticket stub for the first 50 fans. Must be 21 or older , 623-772-1500

Cold Stone Creamery
Two for $6 – Buy two “Like It” Creations for $6 when fans present their game-day ticket stub , 623-877-1580

Mama Gina’s
10 percent off your entire bill (excludes personal pizza and liquor) with a game-day ticket stub, 623-872-0300

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
15 percent off food and non-alcoholic beverages (excludes happy hour pricing) with a game-day ticket stub, 623-772-0011

CRAVE Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches (Opening Early 2015)
Free soft drink with purchase of any sandwich with game day ticket.

For additional details about these deals, visit http://www.westgateaz.com/coyotes.

Fitness in the District 2013

Free ‘Fitness in the District’ classes return to Westgate

This time last year, hundreds of participants grabbed their workout mats and headed to the Westgate Entertainment District’s WaterDance Plaza for its free “Fitness in the District” event. The popular free weekly workout meetup kicks back into gear on September 23 and will continue to run every Tuesday night through the last week of October.

The one-hour classes strengthen, tone, tighten and dance along to INSANITY®,TURBO KICK®, HIP HOP HUSTLE® and “PiYoT” combo classes. Certified instructors will teach the one-hour classes on stage to bumping DJ beats, while fitness motivators work the group and assist attendees with moves and modifications as needed. Stick around after class to ask questions and receive individualized instruction.

INSANITY®, TURBO KICK®, HIP HOP HUSTLE® and “PiYoT” include plyometric drills, intervals of strength, power and resistance, kickboxing, pilates, yoga, dance and abdominal and core training moves. There is no equipment and no weights and participants will learn how to modify where needed for their fitness level as well as proper form and technique.

Quick hits:

•    Every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
•    September 23 through October 28
•    Free and open to all ages and abilities (just bring a mat!)
•    Complimentary refreshments and giveaways at every class
•    DJ spinning music
•    Individualized instruction after class

More details.

 

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.”

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Westgate Firework Fest Will Light Up 4th of July

The sky will light up over Westgate Entertainment District this Fourth of July for the second annual Westgate Firework Fest presented by Sanderson Ford on Friday, July 4 from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. during the West Valley’s largest fireworks show and festival.

Last year, more than 30,000 people turned out for the first-annual event and this year promises to be even more patriotic. The free, family-friendly event also has ample, convenient and free parking that will be available at all parking lots surrounding Westgate Entertainment District.

Arrive before all the festivities kick off at 5 p.m. to take advantage of all-day dining and shopping deals at participating tenants and have the kids play and cool off at Fountain Park’s Splash Pad, near AMC Theatres. From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., live bands will perform on two stages. Radio Disney Phoenix will be hosting the family stage, located at Fountain Park, where national pop recording group, Before You Exit, will be performing. There will be a special fan meet-and-greet with the band following their performance. The second stage will be located at WaterDance Plaza, in front of Jobing.com Arena, with a variety of Rock, Blues, Country, Soul, R&B, Contemporary Funk performances by local talents Carvin Jones Band, Morgan Leigh Band, The Reality Band and Fat Tree.

An All-American Classic Car Show will line Coyotes Boulevard and Westgate Boulevard and display dozens of classic cars, from the 1980s and older. For the 21-and-over crowd, a beer garden will be setup near WaterDance Plaza with a broad selection of beer choices.

Bring blankets or lawn chairs and picnic in the park and the plaza with “Grab & Go” dining deals from participating Westgate restaurants before and during the 15-minute fireworks show at 9pm.

All restaurant tenants will be open with regular menu offerings along with varying holiday specials and discounts. The following tenants will have Fourth of July “Grab & Go” dining deals:

Calico Jack’s Mexican Cantina
Two tacos (carne asada or chicken) with chips and salsa for $5.
http://www.calicojacksglendale.com, 623-877-5225

McFadden’s
Grab & Go Dinner Box for $5 that includes a sandwich, chips, and a soda (juice box and fruit snacks available for children).
http://www.mcfaddensglendale.com, 623-872-0022

The Shout! House
Burger, fries, and a soda for $8. Doors open at 5pm.
http://www.theshouthouse.com/az , 623-772-1500

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
For kids, chicken tenders with French fries and drink for $6.99. For adults, Club Wrap with French fries and a drink for $9.99.
www.facebook.com/margaritavilleglendale
, 623-772-0011

Shane’s Rib Shack
Three-piece, freshly made chicken tenders, or a Big Dad BBQ Pork Sandwich, with the choice of coleslaw, potato salad, or baked beans, and a 20 oz. drink for $6.
www.shanesribshack.com , 623-877-7427

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
Traditional and combination dinner entrees including soup, salad and rice starting at $11.95.
http://www.kabukirestaurants.com , 623-772-9832

Johnny Rockets
Hamburger or hotdog, chips, cookie and a drink for $8.50.
www.johnnyrockets.com , 623-877-2977

Which Wich
A small combo that includes a small Wich, chips or a cookie and a small drink for $6.
www.whichwich.com , 623-977-9424

Mama Gina’s
Sandwich, chips and a soda for $7.95.
http://mamaginaspizzeria.com
, 623-872-0300

Cold Stone Creamery
A 7.5 oz. Signature Creation and a bottle of water for $5
www.coldstonecreamery.com , 623-877-1580

Westgate Entertainment District is partnering with Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa for a “Stay & Play” package offer. Enjoy a one-night stay for $89 or a two-night stay for only $139. Plus, everyone who books a two-night stay is automatically entered for a chance to stay for free. One lucky winner will be drawn on Sunday, July 6 and surprised with their free stay upon check-out.

Westgate Firework Fest presented by Sanderson Ford is sponsored by Westgate Entertainment District, BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, Dignity Health St. Josephs Westgate Medical Center, West Valley Resort, Metro PCS and in partnership with the City of Glendale. Westgate will be making a donation to Fighter Country Partnership and Policy Unity Tour will be the beneficiary of the sales in the beer garden.

For more information on the event, visit www.westgateaz.com/fourth.

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Spring Training Deals at Westgate District

It’s time to play ball! There is no better time to enjoy a spring afternoon, the smell of freshly cut grass and the thrill of cheering on your favorite baseball team than during Spring Training in Arizona.

Baseball reigns supreme in Glendale and the West Valley from February 26 to March 29 where five ballparks host more than half of the MLB teams in the Cactus League.

With over 20 restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues, Westgate Entertainment District is the hub of activity for baseball fans looking to grab a bite, a few beers and sweet treats or enjoy live music and a little shopping before or after the game.

Westgate has partnered with Camelback Ranch-Glendale, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, to offer a flat Discount Cab rate from Westgate to the ballpark for only $15.

All season long, fans are encouraged to show their ticket stub to take advantage of the many deals offered by Westgate tenants including:

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
Show your same-day ticket stub to receive 20 percent off your bill. Not valid during happy hour and reverse happy hour. Excludes alcohol, tax, gratuity and the purchase of gift cards. One offer per party, per table, per visit. Cannot be combined with other offers or rewards. For dine-in only.
http://www.kabukirestaurants.com , 623-772-9832

McFadden’s
Enjoy 15 percent off your total bill when you show your ticket stub. The discount does not apply on event and game days.
http://www.mcfaddensglendale.com , 623-872-0010

Just Sports
Receive 20 percent off one regular-priced item when you show your ticket stub.
www.justsportsaz.com , 623-872-9490

The Shout! House
Show your ticket stub to receive a $1 well drink or $1 domestic draft.
http://www.theshouthouse.com/az , 623-772-1500

Cold Stone Creamery
Cool down with a sweet treat and receive 10 percent off any order with a same-day ticket stub (excluding gift card purchases).
www.coldstonecreamery.com , 623-877-1580

Saddle Ranch Chop House
Guests will receive 20 percent off their total bill when they show their same-day ticket stub.
http://www.srrestaurants.com/glendale , 623-889-7770

IT’SUGAR
Enjoy 20 percent off bulk candy with your spring training ticket stub. Promote code: ST14.
www.itsugar.com , 623-877-8124

Razzleberriez Frozen Yogurt
Buy one yogurt, get the second one 50 percent off when you show your same-day ticket stub. Additionally, receive $5 off when you purchase $25 or more. Discounted yogurt of equal of lesser value; offer cannot be combined with other offers.
www.razzleberriezyogurt.com , 623-877-3542

Which Wich
Receive free chips or a cookie with every wich purchase when you show your ticket stub.
www.whichwich.com , 623-977-9424

M.U.G. Men’s Ultimate Grooming
Enjoy 20 percent off the Ultimate Haircut or Ultimate Shave when you show your ticket stub.
www.mugonline.co , 623-772-7279

la Lady Boutique
Enjoy 20 percent off anything in the boutique when you show your ticket stub.
www.facebook.com/laLadyDesigns , 623-872-9677

For more information about Spring Training deals, visit www.westgateaz.com/springtraining. For information on Westgate Entertainment District, a retailer directory or to see what’s happening today, visit www.westgateaz.com.

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Coyotes Season Kicks off at Westgate District

The Phoenix Coyotes are back in action starting Thursday, Oct. 3 for the home opener against the Rangers and fans can expect special offers and discounts all season long.

Westgate Entertainment District is the perfect place to grab a bite, sweet treat or refreshing beer or cocktail before or after the game and tenants are pulling out all the stops when fans show their ticket stub on home game days. Coyotes discounts and specials at Westgate include:

McFadden’s
15 percent off your total bill after any Coyotes with a game-day ticket stub.
http://www.mcfaddensglendale.com, 623-872-0022

Whiskey Rose
15 percent off your total bill after any Coyotes with a game-day ticket stub.
www.whiskeyrosewestgate.com , 623-877-7673

Calico Jack’s
Receive a complimentary House Margarita or Domestic Draft with the purchase of any entrée with a game-day ticket stub.
www.calicojacksglendale.com, 623-877-5225

Just Sports
20 percent off one regular-priced item with a game-day ticket stub.
www.justsportsaz.com , 623-872-9490

Which Wich
FREE house chips or a cookie with the purchase of any Wich and $10 off any catering tray. Offer valid any day of the week with a Coyotes ticket stub.
www.whichwich.com , 623-977-9424

Shane’s Rib Shack
FREE 10-piece traditional chicken wings with the purchase of 20-piece traditional wings and 15 percent discount on all catering orders with a game-day ticket stub.
www.shanesribshack.com , 623-877-7427

Hell’s Half Acre
Coyotes fans who show their ticket game-day ticket stub will receive their first drink on the house.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hells-Half-Acre/103233899752665, 623-877-8447

Razzleberriez Frozen Yogurt
Buy one yogurt, get one 50 percent off of equal or lesser value with a game-day ticket stub.
facebook.com/RazzleItUpWestgate, 623-877-3542

The Shout! House
Free cover for you and a guest with a game-day ticket stub.. Must be 21 or older.
http://www.theshouthouse.com/az , 623-772-1500

Cold Stone Creamery
10 percent discount to those who present their game-day ticket stub.
www.coldstonecreamery.com , 623-877-1580

IT’SUGAR
15 percent off bulk candy purchases with a game-day ticket stub.
www.itsugar.com, 623-877-8124

Johnny Rockets
10 percent off your entire bill when you present a Coyotes ticket stub any day of the week, except game days.
www.johnnyrockets.com , 623-877-2977

Mama Gina’s
10 percent off your entire bill (excludes personal pizza and liquor) with a game-day ticket stub.
http://mamaginaspizzeria.com, 623-872-0300

la Lady Boutique
FREE hair accessory (up to a $10 value) with your next handbag, jewelry, or hat purchase over $25 with a game-day ticket stub.
www.facebook.com/laladydesigns , 623-872-9677

M.U.G.
20 percent off the Ultimate Haircut or shave with a game-day ticket stub.
www.mugonline.com , 623-772-7279

Samira’s Accessories
15 percent off your next purchase with a game-day ticket stub. One coupon per day, per purchase.
http://www.samirasaccessories.webs.com/

So-Oh! Fashion
$10 off any purchase of $30 or more with a game-day ticket stub.
623-877-8546

For more information, visit www.westgateaz.com.

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

Cardinals to Host Game Day Parties at Westgate

The Arizona Cardinals and Westgate Entertainment District have teamed up this season to host a fan-friendly, Cardinals pre-game party before every home game at Westgate’s WaterDance Plaza, adjacent to the $6 million Bellagio-esque dancing fountains starting with the team’s home opener vs. Detroit on Sept. 15.

The pre-game festivities will begin three hours before kickoff and will include live music, free Cardinals Cheerleaders autograph sessions, Cardinals-themed inflatables, photo boards and stands and other fan-friendly and interactive experiences. The Cardinals will also provide an outdoor beer garden on the plaza as another venue for fans to enjoy the pre-game atmosphere before walking over to University of Phoenix Stadium.

Westgate Entertainment District has long hosted game-day activities, but this will mark the first season that such entertainment is coordinated with and hosted by the Cardinals.

“Westgate has always been a pre-game hub of fan activity, and we look at this cooperative relationship with the Cardinals as a way of expanding upon and broadening that experience,” said Jeff Teetsel, Westgate’s development manager. “The result will be a festive, Cardinals-themed fan environment, with an outdoor beer garden to complement the more than 15 restaurants we have.”

“We know that Cardinals home games are a day-long event for so many fans and pre-game traditions and rituals are a very big part of their game day experience,” said Ron Minegar, the Cardinals Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. “Providing as many quality options as possible only enhances that. We think this Westgate activation along with the pre-game festivities on the Great Lawn as well as new initiatives being rolled out on the plaza area around University of Phoenix Stadium will ensure that the Cardinals game day atmosphere remains among the best in the National Football League.”

Westgate Entertainment District offers easy and convenient $10 game-day parking during regular season games in the five parking lots that surround the center. A parking map and information can be found at www.westgateaz.com/visitorinfo/parking. For more information about Westgate and a retailer directory, visit www.westgateaz.com.  For more information about the Arizona Cardinals and the 2013 schedule, visit www.arizonacardinals.com.

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Two New Tenants Coming To Westgate Entertainment District This August

 

IT’SUGAR and RazzleberrieZ will open their doors in August at Westgate Entertainment District.

IT’SUGAR, best known nationally as a novelty candy store, offers the world’s largest boxes of Nerds, Sweethearts and Pop Rocks, five pound Gummy Bears as well as candy themed accessories like Tootsie Roll shaped pillows and candy scented lotions.

The new store will offer a fully stocked candy bar filled with a variety of favorites such as gummy bears, hard shell candies, gumballs and much more.

IT’SUGAR will be located in the 2,543 SF space next to Margaritaville, across from Yard House in the former Ride Makers location. Opening Aug. 28, it is the first West Valley location for the company with four other Arizona stores in Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix.

“IT’SUGAR is the ultimate mixture of fun and indulgence. A little naughty mixed with a lot of nice. With a nod toward sweetness and a wink toward irreverence, our goal is to bring out the inner child in all of us,” said Larry DeBerry of IT’SUGAR. “All of us at IT’SUGAR are thrilled to be a part of the outstanding lineup of retail, dining and entertainment offerings at Westgate. This will be our fifth location in the Arizona market, joining the 50+ other IT’SUGAR worldwide locations.”

With two Valley locations, RazzleberrieZ will open its third store at Westgate the first week of August, opening across from Yard House and next to IT’SUGAR.

RazzleberrieZ offers the finest line of premium, low calorie, fat-free and dairy-free frozen yogurt, some with no sugar added. Guests can choose from over 70 toppings like fresh cut fruit, healthy granola, trendy mochi, Ghirardelli syrups and more.

“We are pleased to announce these two new leases, which is yet another indication of our positive leasing momentum,” said Jeff Teetsel, development manager of Westgate Entertainment District.

“Like our leases with Chipotle in the Mexican fast-casual segment and Buffalo Wild Wings in the sports-bar niche, IT’SUGAR is the recognized market leader for candy stores and another example of the quality of tenants we have successfully targeted and attracted.”

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Terminix to Open Office at Westgate Entertainment District, Will Bring 300 Jobs to Ariz.

iStar Financial announced today that Terminix, the world’s largest pest control provider, will open a new customer care center at Westgate Entertainment District in October that will bring as many as 300 jobs to Arizona and help invigorate activity within the office buildings of the Entertainment District.

At 32,800 square feet, the deal is the largest office lease in Westgate’s history. The Memphis, Tenn.-based company is expanding its customer service operations to Arizona and will take over the entire second floor of the east office building beginning October 1.

“With Westgate’s attributes, including over 15 on-site restaurants and abundant parking, we strategically and aggressively targeted large corporate users and are pleased to announce the full-floor lease to Terminix,” said Jeff Teetsel, development manager of Westgate Entertainment District. “This is the largest office lease in Westgate’s history, and is another indication of our positive momentum. With our direct freeway access and ease and efficiency for employees to walk to lunch, we have a uniquely desirable mixed-use environment for office tenants.”

The announcement comes on the heels of strong leasing activity at Westgate Entertainment District in recent months including signed leases from Buffalo Wild Wings and Whiskey Rose Bar & Grill and the recent openings of Chipotle, Gallery Glendale and The Arizona Republic, which relocated its West Valley office earlier this year.

“This lease is a validation of the market’s response to the nearly $1 million in investments iStar has made in upgrades to the property over the past year that includes improving the parking lot and common areas and installing new signage to benefit office tenants,” said Teetsel.

Terminix, a company with revenues exceeding $1.3 billion, is the largest subsidiary of ServiceMaster, one of the world’s largest residential service networks. Terminix services more than 3 million residential and commercial customers in 47 states and 14 countries.

“This new Arizona facility reinforces our commitment to enhancing the Terminix customer experience and providing one-call resolution to any customer questions or concerns,” said Larry Pruitt, president of Terminix.  “Terminix already earns best-in-class service ratings from customers, and this new center will help us take that service to an even higher level.”

Terminix conducted a site selection process throughout the western United States, narrowed the focus to Denver, Salt Lake City and Phoenix, and ultimately selected metro Phoenix and Glendale specifically.

CBRE’s Bryan Taute and Brad Anderson represented the landlord and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Aaron Sommer, of the Atlanta office, and Geoffrey Waldrom and Dan Dobric, of the Phoenix office, represented the tenant.

The City of Glendale Economic Development Department worked to expedite permit processing and coordination to help the tenant meet its expedited occupancy target date. Jeanine Jerkovic in City’s Economic Development department coordinated the City’s efforts, along with Department Director Brian Friedman.

For more information about Westgate Entertainment District, visit www.westgateaz.com.

Westgate Entertainment District

Terminix Bringing 300 Jobs to Glendale

iStar Financial announced today that Terminix, the world’s largest pest control provider, will open a new customer care center at Westgate Entertainment District in October that will bring as many as 300 jobs to Arizona and help invigorate activity within the office buildings of the Entertainment District.

At 32,800 square feet, the deal is the largest office lease in Westgate’s history. The Memphis, Tenn.-based company is expanding its customer service operations to Arizona and will take over the entire second floor of the east office building beginning October 1.

“With Westgate’s attributes, including over 15 on-site restaurants and abundant parking, we strategically and aggressively targeted large corporate users and are pleased to announce the full-floor lease to Terminix,” said Jeff Teetsel, development manager of Westgate Entertainment District. “This is the largest office lease in Westgate’s history, and is another indication of our positive momentum. With our direct freeway access and ease and efficiency for employees to walk to lunch, we have a uniquely desirable mixed-use environment for office tenants.”

The announcement comes on the heels of strong leasing activity at Westgate Entertainment District in recent months including signed leases from Buffalo Wild Wings and Whiskey Rose Bar & Grill and the recent openings of Chipotle, Gallery Glendale and The Arizona Republic, which relocated its West Valley office earlier this year.

“This lease is a validation of the market’s response to the nearly $1 million in investments iStar has made in upgrades to the property over the past year that includes improving the parking lot and common areas and installing new signage to benefit office tenants,” said Teetsel.

Terminix, a company with revenues exceeding $1.3 billion, is the largest subsidiary of ServiceMaster, one of the world’s largest residential service networks. Terminix services more than 3 million residential and commercial customers in 47 states and 14 countries.

“This new Arizona facility reinforces our commitment to enhancing the Terminix customer experience and providing one-call resolution to any customer questions or concerns,” said Larry Pruitt, president of Terminix.  “Terminix already earns best-in-class service ratings from customers, and this new center will help us take that service to an even higher level.”

Terminix conducted a site selection process throughout the western United States, narrowed the focus to Denver, Salt Lake City and Phoenix, and ultimately selected metro Phoenix and Glendale specifically.

CBRE’s Bryan Taute and Brad Anderson represented the landlord and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Aaron Sommer, of the Atlanta office, and Geoffrey Waldrom and Dan Dobric, of the Phoenix office, represented the tenant.

The City of Glendale Economic Development Department worked to expedite permit processing and coordination to help the tenant meet its expedited occupancy target date. Jeanine Jerkovic in City’s Economic Development department coordinated the City’s efforts, along with Department Director Brian Friedman.

For more information about Westgate Entertainment District, visit www.westgateaz.com.

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Pair of Pedestrian Links to be Constructed at Westgate Entertainment District

 

iStar Financial, owners of Westgate Entertainment District, will be building two pedestrian links with sidewalks, landscaping and multi-tenant monument signs at the mixed-use venue in Glendale.

One will be on the south side of Hanna Drive, from 95th to Fountain Park near AMC Theatres. The other will be on the north side of Coyotes Blvd., from 95th to WaterDance Plaza at the Entertainment District, in both cases providing a connection to the main entry points for Tanger Outlets Westgate.

Along with additional multi-tenant signage to be constructed at the same time, this will be an approximately $400,000- $500,000 new investment by iStar Financial.

Another way iStar has helped facilitate shoppers to go between the two properties is the complimentary shuttle, which runs between the Entertainment District and Tanger Outlets. It operates three days a week on Fridays from 4-9 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information visit westgatecitycenter.com/tangershuttle/