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Retail Corridor: Black Widow Motorsports grows into new Mesa site

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Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2006 5:36 am | Updated: 2:36 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Black Widow Motorsports, which has been fabricating and selling high-performance, off-road motorcycles, custom choppers and ATVs in the East Valley for about a year, has exploded into newer, bigger quarters.

The owners opened a new retail shop and fabrication operation at 1858 E. Main St. in Mesa to handle the burgeoning business.

The old store, near Baseline Road and Stapley Drive on the Mesa-Gilbert border, has closed, but a fabrication operation remains there to handle overflow orders.

Black Widow Motorsports, which claims to be the biggest Veno motorcycle dealer in Arizona, also sells gear, accessories and custom parts.

The grand opening festivities for the new store are scheduled for Jan. 14.

ALSO OPENED

For Love 21, the Forever 21-spawned, young women’s accessories store, finally revved up at Scottsdale Fashion Square, just in time for the under-24 set to use up some of that holiday gift cash or mall gift cards.

Massaggiano, The Massage Spa, opened in Grayhawk Plaza, Scottsdale Road and Grayhawk Drive in Scottsdale, offering traditional, specialty and signature massages, such as the Chocolate Delight or Calming Lavender, at affordable prices for men and women.

GOODBYE SALES

Federated Department Stores is planning going-outof-business sales at the Robinson’s-May stores at Paradise Valley Mall and Mesa’s Fiesta Mall beginning Jan. 29. The Paradise Valley store will be renamed and remerchandised as a Macy’s sometime after the sale. Both stores will close for good sometime this quarter, a Federated spokesman said.

Federated bought the May Co. in March and soon after announced it will re-brand May stores as Macy’s.

But East Valley Robinson’s-May fans have a short reprieve.

The Robinson’s-May stores in Chandler Fashion Center and Superstition Springs Center in Mesa will continue to operate for a few more months. They will be transformed into Macy’s in September, and sometime before that, they will hold sales to clear out May Co. private label goods and other merchandise not carried by Macy’s.

Still in limbo is the merged retailer’s second store at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Federated still has not decided what will happen with that location, said spokesman Jim Sluzewski. The company will continue to operate it as a Robinson’s-May for now and have a plan before September, Sluzewski said.

Also undetermined is the pre-merger Robinson’s-May commitment for Westcor’s SanTan Village, Williams Field Road west of the southern leg of the San Tan Freeway alignment in Gilbert. Robinson’s-May and Dillard’s had signed on for the only two department store slots at the openair regional shopping center.

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