88 2009 GREATER PHOENIX ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LIVING HERE attractions Phoenix Brand- new to the Phoenix shopping scene is CityCenter, located at the CityNorth in northeast Phoenix. This latest retail addition brings nearly one million square feet of specialty stores and restaurants, as well as the first Bloomingdale's in Arizona, scheduled to open in fall 2009. Nearby is Desert Ridge Marketplace, located between Glendale and Scottsdale roads north of Loop 101. Shoppers will find national retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Target Greatland, as well as 75- plus specialty shops that cater to a wide range of interests and needs. Closer to the center of Phoenix is the Biltmore Fashion Park at 24th Street and Camelback Road. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's, the Biltmore offers shoppers a choice of high- end boutiques such as Ralph Lauren and Roberto Botticelli, along with a mix of popular retailers including Williams Sonoma, Victoria Secret, the Apple Store and Borders Books & Music. If your fashion sense lends itself to more of an urban style, downtown and central Phoenix are a treasure trove of unique and one- of- a- kind finds. Central Avenue from Camelback Road to Jefferson Street in downtown is home to an array of independently owned boutiques offering clothing, home accessories, antiques, art and unique gifts, while Roosevelt Row in the historic Roosevelt district offers cloth-ing stores, art galleries and restaurants. East Valley From Tempe and Mesa to Gilbert and Chandler, the East Valley offers a number of shopping options. At Arizona Mills Mall, located on Baseline and Interstate 10 in Tempe, it's all about variety. With more than 170 stores, shoppers are guaranteed to find exactly what they're looking for all under one roof. Also, stop by Tempe Marketplace to indulge your shopping appetite. In Chandler, shoppers can be found at Chandler Fashion Center, home to 150 stores anchored by Nordstrom, Macy's, Dillard's and Sears. In Gilbert, San Tan Village is the place to be. This open- air, pedestrian- friendly shopping environ-ment has a wide range of retailers from Banana Republic to Coach. If it's antiques you're after, Main Street in Mesa has a number of stores filled with the perfect find. However, if you're looking for something more mainstream, there's Mesa Riverview, an open- air mall anchored by Bass Pro Shop. You can also check out Fiesta Mall, with its more than 140 specialty stores includ-ing American Eagle Outfitters, Guess and Bath & Body Works. West Valley The West Valley offers a number of shopping opportunities including Glendale's Arrowhead Towne Center, and Westgate City Center, located near Jobing. com Arena and the University of Phoenix Stadium. Both offer a wide variety of retailers, ranging from clothing and accessories to home décor and gifts, as well as a number of dining options. Glendale's quaint downtown boasts a plethora of antique shops and unique gift boutiques, and interesting retailers, such as Cerreta's Candy Company, a 40- year-old family- owned company famous for its chocolates, creams and caramels. Chandler Fashion Center CONTINUED FROM PAGE 86 LEFT: Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix ABOVE: Westgate City Center in Glendale photos: The Arizona Republic
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