Even in these tough economic times, Scottsdale never ceases to amaze. As if embracing CityNorth wasn’t enough, a new $270 million shopping district and mixed use development, Scottsdale Quarter is in the works and is soon to open two home furnishing stores by the end of the month and a tasty Italian restaurant to follow in April.
Scottsdale Quarter, opening just across from Kierland Commons on the East side of Scottsdale Road will begin its extensive unveiling process with Williams-Sonoma Home, West Elm and Brio Tuscan Grille. Us girls can rejoice in the Quarter’s inclusion of H&M, our favorite cosmopolitan style superstore, set to open in the first of three phases, along with an Apple and Nike store, and Oakville Grocery, which imports from the beautiful Napa Valley!
Set to feature the best in fashion and cuisine, Scottsdale Quarter is said to mirror Melrose of Los Angeles and 3rd Street of Santa Monica making it a five-star luxury destination for Valley residents and tourists.
If you think Scottsdale Quarter is simply an expansion to the Kierland Commons, you’re mistaken. The architecture is expected to appear much more varied than the Commons with the use of steel, glass and stone. The inclusion of fountains and shaded areas will add to the tranquil, yet elegant shopping experience.
The retail and office buildings along the 28-acre development will have four levels with all retails stores at the bottom and businesses on the upper levels, and will boast 2,400 parking spaces in two garages.
Already underway, the second phase will make a substantial difference to the new district with dozens of new eateries, shops, a new plaza with a fountain and the Gold Class Cinema — a remarkable new movie theatre!
Give thanks to Glimcher Realty Trust, Vanguard City Home and the Wolff Co. for they are developing this sure to be Scottsdale treasure.
For more information visit www.scottsdalequarter.com.