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Retail Corridor: Leftover Rawhide equipment, decorations up for auction

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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:38 am | Updated: 8:13 am, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Looking for interesting home decor? Turn of the century arcade machines, Navajo rugs, lanterns, stained glass, whiskey bottles, farming and mining equipment, photographic equipment, buggies, musical instruments, saddles, household items and other Old West-themed artifacts — about 600 pieces in all — will be auctioned Saturday at faux-Western town Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse in Scottsdale.

Even the 52,000 square foot pavilion that has hosted major events from boxing matches to Fiesta Bowl dinners will be on the block.

The longtime attraction at Pinnacle Peak and Scottsdale roads has already closed and will reopen at its new Gila River Indian Community location in December.

Nostalgia lovers can check out the items 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Rawhide, or at www.auctionaz.com/111905.htm.

Bidders can register online or by calling the auctioneer, Cunningham & Associates Auctioneers & Appraisers at (602) 233-3806.

All auction proceeds will go to the new nonprofit Human Services Campus, serving the needs of the poor and homeless in Maricopa County.

JUST OPENED

Sport Chalet, a full service sporting goods chain, made its Arizona debut this week with three stores, two of them in the East Valley.

Check out the new-to-town retailer at 2650 E. Germann Road in Chandler or 8690 E. Raintree Drive in Scottsdale.

Besides selling sporting gear and stuff, Sport Chalet stores provide such services as backpacking, canyoneering, and kayaking instruction, custom golf club fitting, ski rental and repair, and SCUBA training and certification.

A new AAMCO Transmission shop at McKellips Road and Center Street in Mesa. The shop sells tune-ups, brakes, air conditioning, cooling systems, shocks/struts, mufflers, factory recommended services and oil changes.

KID-FREE ZONE

Here’s a new shopping center policy sure to cause a stir.

Beginning Friday, Desert Ridge Marketplace, the shopping-diningentertainment complex north of Loop 101 on Tatum Boulevard in northeast Phoenix will require that anybody under the age of 16 be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who is 18 years or older, after 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The policy will require unaccompanied juveniles to produce a valid state driver’s license, state identification card or school identification card to enter the open-air shopping center.

Security officials will provide any kicked-out youth a waiting area where they can call a parent to join them or pick them up.

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