Desert Ridge Marketplace, recognized as a premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, thanks to its open-air setting and dynamic tenant mix, will welcome four new brands, further enhancing the center’s lineup of offerings. Sephora, Foley Ranch, Backyard and Nautical Bowls are scheduled to open doors over the next year and will occupy a total of 22,400 square feet of space.
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“The arrival of these new brands brings the center to 99.4% leased and reflects the marketplace’s commitment to meeting the diverse needs of its shoppers,” says Jenny Cushing, vice president of leasing for Vestar.
Highly anticipated beauty industry leader, Sephora is set to join Desert Ridge Marketplace this winter. Sephora is a destination for beauty enthusiasts offering a team of expertly trained beauty advisors ready to provide guidance and recommendations while featuring over 340 carefully curated brands. Sephora will be located inside The District near Nike Unite and The District Stage.
Foley Ranch, one of several new restaurant concepts at the property, will open this fall. Anticipated to be the valley’s hottest country bar, Foley Ranch will feature the best in BBQ – inspired by Celebrity Chef Brian Duffy – country music, dancing and delicious drinks. The nearly 7,000-square-foot venue will be located on the west side of the center between BJ’s Restaurant and Barrio Queen.
First-to-market concept, Backyard will also be joining the line-up in 2024. This pup-friendly bar and grill will be the perfect spot to meet friends, find fun, and comfortably kick back in an over 8,000-square-foot open-air playground. Created by the hospitality and entertainment powerhouses of Evening Entertainment Group, Backyard has the ultimate large-scale patio vibe with a colorful, yet rustic and relaxed space that is packed with games, TVs, bars, food and entertainment.
Another eatery joining Desert Ridge Marketplace this year is Nautical Bowls. Nautical Bowls will make its way to the northwest side of the shopping center near Albertsons. With superfood bowls, acai and other tasty menu items, Nautical Bowls provides a healthy and filling option that is packed with essential vitamins and nutrients to fuel the day. Plus, each bowl is gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, soy-free, contains zero refined sugars, and is made with organic, all-natural ingredients.
Earlier this year, Desert Ridge Marketplace announced the additions of Kona Grill, Jin Jia Chinese Cuisine, Fat Tuesday and Yonutz Fantastical Donuts and Ice Cream, all opening in this year. Spitz Mediterranean also recently opened in May inside The District near the Splash Pad. The center continues to see promising growth that is pushing established brands to invest in renovations and updates to their locations; recent renovations include Target, JOANN, Sunglass Hut and more.
Desert Ridge Marketplace is located at 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. For more information, visit www.shopdesertridge.com.