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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2008 12:49 am | Updated: 10:46 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Family-owned Ganem Jewelers opened a second store at the Shops at Chauncey Ranch, the Whole Foods-anchored shopping center on the southwest corner of Scottsdale Road and Mayo Boulevard.

Founded in 1982, the south East Valley store is at 3602 E. Ray Road in Ahwatukee Foothills.

Also opening a second Valley location, McCormick & Schmick’s expects to debut its new eatery Oct. 13 at The Shops at Gainey Village on the southeast corner of Scottsdale and Doubletree Ranch roads. The other Arizona version of the famous eatery is in the Esplanade at 24th Street and Camelback Road in the Biltmore area of Phoenix.

DINNER ONLY

That’s the name and concept for a new restaurant from Scottsdale-based Fox Restaurant Concepts planned for the Borgata, the upscale open-air shopping center at Rose Lane and Scottsdale Road.

Restaurateur Sam Fox told Borgata-owner Macerich in an interview published in the shopping center giant’s August newsletter that he is planning a French bistro that will be open five nights a week for dinner only. The menu will be “whatever the chef feels like cooking,” Fox told the shopping center owner. There will be no phone number to call for reservations, not even a sign outside. Fox likened it to a chef-driven restaurant you might find in New York’s trendy Greenwich Village. Fox’s eatery empire includes such popular local dining spots as Olive & Ivy, Sauce, Greene House and North.

TRAVEL GONE

Dillard’s dumped its in-store travel agency operations. The company had been providing travel services in 43 stores nationwide, including Scottsdale Fashion Square, Chandler Fashion Center, Fiesta Mall and Superstition Springs Center in Mesa.

The company said it scrapped the travel agency business because it was not profitable enough. Dillard said it is trying to find slots for 160 employees displaced by the sudden move in other Dillard’s store departments.

Customers who have travel arrangements pending are being referred to a central number, (888) 747-8646.

SHOPS GOING

It’s difficult to see longtime retailers leave. About the only good thing is the “going out of business” sales. Fortunately, or unfortunately, there are lots happening locally now.

All Whitehall, Lundstrom and Crescent Jewelers are liquidating. Look for stores in most Valley malls, including Scottsdale Fashion Square and Paradise Valley Mall.

Mervyn’s stores at Scottsdale Pavilions and in the Village Square shopping center near Paradise Valley Mall are selling off inventory.

Just a short freeway hop to Arizona Mills mall in Tempe — at the intersection of the Interstate 10 and U.S. 60 — you can pick up more clearance bargains at the World of Health, Hi-Health’s mega store. 

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