Promenade, the 87-acre shopping center on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard in Scottsdale, is filling up more spots in its newly completed retail section.
Jewels by Jess, which opened recently, specializes in the design of custom jewelry, high-end watches, including Omega and Swisstar, high fashion and estate jewelry and jewelry and watch repair.
Daphne’s Greek Cafe, a chain of 52 fast-casual Greekstyle restaurants in California, is scheduled to make its Arizona debut at the shopping center. It is scheduled to open in March.
Verde Maison, according to owners Sean and Roxana Cooney, will be the first store in the United States dedicated to offer a large selection of natural and organic cosmetics, skin, bath, body hair care and other products specifically geared toward anti-aging and cosmetic surgery ingredient guidelines. Verde Maison expects to open some time early this spring.
Changes MediSpa opened at Arizona Mills mall in Tempe. The company touts nonsurgical face- lifts using a procedure dubbed Solitone Waves.
The shop is between Neiman Marcus and Saks outlet stores.
Designs of the Interior, a full-service interior design studio with home furnishing products, furniture, window treatments, floor and wall coverings, accessories and lighting, plans to stage its grand opening celebration this weekend at The Summit at Scottsdale shopping center on the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Ashler Hills Drive.
The Norby Gallery in Cave Creek has settled in at The Shops at the Creek, 6268 E. Cave Creek Road. At Chandler Fashion Center, Mi Mi Art & Fashion, which sells Asian handbags, opened a cart in front of GameStop.
Watch for new life at the long-vacant Kmart at Scottsdale Fiesta, the open-air shopping center that stretches along 90th Street from Shea Boulevard to Mountain View Road in north Scottsdale.
The 110,000-plus square foot space is splitting into three pieces. First off the block is Star Wholesale, a new division of craft superstore Michael’s. There are only a handful of Star Wholesale stores in existence, so watch for more information about this new-to-Arizona shopping option. It sells merchandise for interior designers, event planners, hotels, restaurants and commercial display firms.
Pegged for a May 1 opening — but that could change, a spokeswoman said — is Big Lots, which will grab about 37,000 square feet of the space.
It will include a furniture department.
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