Desert Ridge Marketplace - Phoenix, Arizona - Open-Air Shopping Mall


Desert Ridge Marketplace is a shopping mall situated at the Loop 101 and Tatum Boulevard in Phoenix, Arizona. It is approximately 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix and can be easily accessed from any of the surrounding communities. Opening hours are 11am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 6pm on Sunday although restaurant and store hours may vary.

This shopping mall opened in December 2001 and is approximately 1.2 million square feet in size and containing 75 stores and 31 restaurants. It is owned by Vestar Development Company, a privately held real estate company based in California. They have been operating since 1977 and specialize in the development of open-air retail centers.

The shopping centre has numerous stores with various eateries scattered around including many well known retailers such as Kohl's. Several clothing stores for men, women and children are featured here including Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Dressbarn, Hollister, Marshalls Homegoods and Old Navy, whilst accessories can also be purchased at stores like Claire's Boutique. A number of specialist shoe stores also feature here including DSW, Famous Footwear, Journey and Payless Shoesource.

Shoppers can also find sportswear and equipment at a handful of stores such as Connelly Billiards, Hat World, Under Armour By Sports Experience and Industrial Ride Shop, whilst video games can be purchased at GameStop. Shoppers can find a few ideas for accessories to add to their homes through stores such as Aaron Brothers, Anna's Linens and Kirkland's, whilst health and beauty products and services can be found at places such as Bath & Body Works and some spas and salons. Books and cards can be found at a few shops including Hallmark and Barnes & Noble, which also features Starbucks Coffee & Cheesecake Factory.

There is an assortment of dining options for visitors ranging from snacks to sit down restaurant meals. Snacks and beverages can be purchased at Cold Stone Creamery, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Keva Juice or Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory amongst others. Other eateries featured here include California Pizza Kitchen, In-N-Out Burger, The Office Restaurant and Bar, T.G.I Friday's and Panda Express, which is located in front of the cinema.

Desert Ridge Market Place has plenty of things to do other than shopping and includes an 18-screen AMC movie theater with all the latest film releases. Dave and Buster's is a 64,000-square-foot entertainment facility featuring a bowling alley, reality game room and a video caf, and is the opposite end of the marketplace from the cinema. Also featured are a EuroBungee Jump and As You Wish Pottery Painting Place.

Gift cards can be purchased from the Management Office, which is located just west of Paradise Bakery on the north side of the district and is open from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Cards are available in denominations from $20 to $500 and can be used at any Desert Ridge Marketplace restaurant or retailer, or anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Desert Ridge Marketplace requires all children below the age of 16 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian after 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

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