Pick up a vintage T-shirt from that concert you almost remember attending a couple of decades ago, a painting by a music icon or a piece of the L.A. music scene’s must-have designer jewelry at the the Rock Star Gallery of Music, Collectibles & Celebrity Fine Art.
The new shop at the Promenade, Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard in Scottsdale, is scheduled to blast off Saturday with paintings by Jefferson Airplane/ Starship superstar Grace Slick.
The store will have the exclusive Arizona rights to sell the art of Slick and Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood.
Slick plans to show up at the Scottsdale shop Saturday for a special sale, but the gallery could sneak open a day or two earlier. Call 275-4501 for reservations to attend the Slick event.
Taco Del Mar, a Seattlebased fast-fresh Mexican eatery chain, opened its 10th Valley location last week — at 414 S. Mill Ave. in Tempe.
Bashas’ opened a new supermarket on the southeast corner of Brown and Ellsworth roads in Mesa. A PostNet pack-and-ship store moved into the same shopping center.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will start brewing mid-December on the southwest corner of Indian School and Miller roads in Scottsdale.
Stingray, a new restaurant concept by the owners of Drift Restaurant & Lounge, is scheduled to start cooking in early December at Scottsdale Road and 6th Avenue in the former Mr. C’s Chinese Restaurant space in downtown Scottsdale. The owners say they will serve up traditional Japanese cuisine with a contemporary flair.
The Children’s Place opened Tuesday at Fiesta Mall in Mesa. The fast-growing national kids’ clothes retailer now has a shop in every East Valley mall. Sometimes two. The company just bought the languishing Disney stores.
Tinkerbell and Buzz Lightyear fans needn’t worry. Disney closed its worst performing stores before selling the chain, so those that survived this far likely will remain open under the new owners.
The Children’s Place plans to run the two chains as separate divisions, so don’t look for a merging of merchandise, a company spokesman said. Disney stores are in Scottsdale Fashion Square, Paradise Valley Mall and Fiesta Mall.
More good news for Fiesta’s small-fry shoppers. The Mesa mall’s KB Toys has survived what the company hopes will be the final purge. A month ago, the bankrupt toy chain put dozens of stores on the chopping block. The Fiesta Mall KB showed up on the list of potential closings.
Fortunately the local stores didn’t make the just-released final chop list.
In other mall news, recently opened Fiesta temporary stores include Calendar Club, Christmastime, Caricature by DA Riggs, Glass Shop, Hickory Farms, Keepsake Photo Mats, Ornaments & Ink, Spa to Go. Sheikh Shoes plans to debut early December.
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.