A Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza opened this week at 1385 E. Warner Road in the Target center at Val Vista Drive and Warner Road in Gilbert. Owners Mike McDougal, his brother, Jared, and his dad, Vaughn, plan to bring 15 of the eateries, focusing on made-toorder gourmet pizzas, to the East Valley in the next three years.
The Valley’s third Roy’s restaurant has opened at 7151 W. Ray Road in the Casa Paloma Center in Chandler. The Chandler outlet has room for 220 patrons in 7,800 square feet of space, but restaurantgoers also can check out Roy’s Hawaiian fusion cuisine at Desert Ridge or at the intersection of Scottsdale and Indian Bend Roads.
Down-home restaurant Sonoma Rotisserie and More opened its doors in the Costco Plaza, 1285 W. Elliot Road, Tempe and offers steaks, pork chops and pasta dinners as well as a pet-friendly patio.
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Adventures in Learning child care has joined Ruby’s Chinese Buffet, All About Tennis and Wild West Mercantile in the Sun Valley Plaza on East Main Street in Mesa. The stores are all open while the 108,000 square-foot center is undergoing renovations.
Guess, Journeys and Lids have joined a growing list of retailers that will occupy 1.3 million square feet of space at the Tempe Marketplace, now under construction at the intersection of Loops 101 and 202 and expected to open next summer.
Lids, a retailer that sells officially licensed and branded athletic headwear, and Journeys, a footwear and accessories retailer aimed at the teen and young adult crowd, will join a line-up that includes Best Buy, Barnes and Noble and Hi-Health.
There’s lots of action at the Scottsdale Waterfront, with Swoozie’s opening this week and joining Borders Books and Music, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Eddie V’s Wildfish Grill, Sur La Table, Isaac Jewelers and Urban Outfitters that are now open. Sauce, The Waterfront Market and the Pink Taco should open in the next few months.
Both parking garages with entrances on Marshall Way and Camelback are open, with valet service available.
Woodbine Southwest, the Valley-based developer of Kierland Commons, has hired General Growth Properties—a Chicago-based real estate investment trust — to handle leasing for its Main Street Commons, a 540,000 square foot lifestyle center scheduled to open next spring at the southeast corner of Val Vista and Pecos Road in Gilbert.
“We thought it was important given the competitive climate in Gilbert,” said Woodbine’s Buzz Gosnell about the deal.
Stores already lined up for the center include New York and Company, Blue Wasabi Sushi and Martini Bar, Tommy Bahama and Blush Med Spa.