Rib lovers will have to wait a little longer for Famous Dave’s Pit Bar-B-Que at 3250 W. Frye Road in Chandler.
After tantalizing local taste buds with some sizzling samples, the restaurant postponed its scheduled opening date until Sept. 20 to complete work on the building.
De La Mano, a "functional art gallery," according to its owners, plans to open Friday at 13845 N. Scottsdale Road, on the Scottsdale-Phoenix border. It features hand-painted and handcrafted Mexican furniture, jewelry, fabrics and sculptures.
Just a hop across the road, Make an Impression, which hawks fine stationery, invitations and gifts, settled into its new quarters at 14202 N. Scottsdale Road. The motherdaughter owners moved their shop from its former location at Scottsdale and Hayden roads.
A few miles south, Burberry plans to debut its long-awaited Scottsdale Fashion Square location on Friday.
The store will carry all of the famous plaid-trimmed coats and accessories, plus children’s clothing, women’s shoes, Burberry’s golf line and even ladies lingerie.
Here are some stores and restaurants expected to start cooking up sales in East Valley shopping centers during October:
• Beltone Hearing Care at Fountain Plaza, 6969 E. Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale.
• Hungry Howie’s on the northwest corner of Southern Avenue and Crismon Road in Mesa.
• The Yoga Garden at the Summit at Scottsdale, northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Ashler Hill Drive in Scottsdale.
Do you wonder what East Valley retail real estate is worth?
Grubb & Elis/BRE Commercial brokered the sale of The Room Store at 1661 S. Alma School Road in Mesa for $7.5 million to a private investor. The 120,000-square-foot big-box furniture store is staying put as a tenant.
The Islands Village Shopping Center, on the northeast corner of McQueen and Warner roads in Gilbert, recently sold for $8.8 million to a private investor. CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has negotiated the sale.
The 103,000-square-foot neighborhood shopping center is half-full of shops, but the anchor space, formerly occupied by ABCO Desert Markets, is vacant. Shops include Baja Fresh, Curves for Women, First Round Draft Sports Bar, Grand China Restaurant, Eco Water and La Petite Academy.
A new team is piloting Biltmore Fashion Park at 20th Street and Camelback Road in east Phoenix.
Karen Litton, former marketing director at Scottsdale Fashion Square, is the new general manager. Anita Walker, parent Westcor’s gift guru, is the marketing manager.
Linda Whitlow moved from Biltmore to Paradise Valley Mall as marketing manager.
If you have a new shop to tell us about or you see activity at a retail location and are wondering what’s happening, let us know.