Committed to its mission to create a one-of-a-kind destination that has a “sense of place,” Vestar Development Company developed a superfund site to an outdoor shopping center, Tempe Marketplace. The environmental cleanup of the brownfield that was accomplished by the company is Arizona’s largest.
It was six years ago when the Tempe Market Place opened to the public offering a shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Its physical address is Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona which is located near the intersection of Loop 101 and Loop 202. Its nearby town and cities include Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa and Gilbert.
The 1.3 million square feet area has a variety of space for retail and entertainment. Currently, it has a total of more than 120 boutiques, retail stores, restaurants and dining venues. It has big box stores which include Target, Best Buy, JC Penney and Ross.
Shoppers will find different retail stores such as Gap, Old Navy, Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Payless Shoesource and Charlotte Russe. Among the dining options include Bar Louie, Cadillac Ranch, California Pizza Kitchen, Chipotle, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Cold Stone, Genghis Grill, Great Steak, The Greek Pita, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, Juice it Up, KABUKI Japanese Restaurant, King’s Fish House, Lucille’s Smoke House Bar-B-Que, Mojo Yogurt, Ruby Tuesday, Smash Burger, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Red Robin and San Felipes Cantina.
The District, which is also located in the Marketplace, is considered as the crown jewel of the development. It has an area of 500,000 square foot which is anchored by Barnes & Noble, Dave and Busters and Harkins Theaters. Barnes & Noble offers a wide range of books, magazines, diaries and Starbucks Café. Dave and Busters restaurant has an area of 15,000 square feet with 5,000 square feet patio in its second floor. Harkins Theater has a total of 16 screens.
The outdoor mall also offers different amenities including fireplace, LED screen, water features and landscaping.