Centerpoint on Mill will remain the home of Fat Tuesday for 10 years, in what is one of several leases signed recently at the downtown Tempe shopping center. Fat Tuesday signed a 10-year lease, while completing a renovation after 21 years on Mill Avenue. It's the only Fat Tuesday in Arizona.
Centerpoint announced a 7-year lease renewal for Churchill's Fine Cigars. It moved to a new location in November that more than doubled its size.
Also, Montage Art Studio on Mill recently opened a 6,000-square-foot studio shared by nine emerging local artists.
In the fall of 2012, the owner of Canteen Modern Tequila Bar at Centerpoint will open Handle Bar & Grill. Owner Julian Wright plans a neighborhood bicycle-themed pub catering to cyclists of all ages.
Centerpoint, owned by Scottsdale-based DMB, is at the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and University Drive.