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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007 10:40 pm | Updated: 6:14 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The Cheesecake Factory is opening a restaurant today at Superstition Springs Center. The restaurant chain’s menu features about 200 items.

The mall is near U.S. 60 and Power Road in Mesa. The Cheesecake Factory is near the mall’s outdoor amphitheater.

Michael Kors, leading American designer for luxury accessories and sportswear for men and women, is pegged to open in December.

Coming Friday: More exciting news in store for shoppers at the bustling downtown shopping mall.

JUST SPORTS IN GILBERT

Just Sports, a sporting goods and apparel store, will open inside SanTan Village at Williams Field Road and Loop 202 in Gilbert on Oct. 25, one day before the mall’s grand opening.

Just Sports recently opened a store at Tempe Marketplace at Loop 202 and McClintock Drive and is planning a store in Casa Grande.

NEW STEAKHOUSE IN MESA

EJ’s Steakhouse will open Oct. 5 on McKellips Road between Higley and Recker roads in Mesa. The owners, who are promoting the restaurant as “Scottsdale-quality food at Mesa prices,” have hired two chefs from Desert Ridge Country Club.

The restaurant will feature an in-house meat market.

FITNESS CENTER

A Fitness Center will open at 7432 E. Tierra Buena in Scottsdale. The 4,300-square-foot center will open Oct. 10 and will offer Pilates, dance, yoga and body shaping classes.

DD’S DISCOUNT RETAILER

A California discount store chain, DD’s Discounts, is opening two stores in the Valley. The spinoff of Ross Stores sells clothing, footwear and accessories. A DD’s opens Saturday in Chandler on Alma School Road north of Ray Road.

SCOTTSDALE FASHIONS

Debuting this week at Scottsdale Fashion Square is Stash Clothing. Stash is a hot, trendy shop carrying men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. It’s located on the mall’s first level next to Salvatore Ferragamo. The store is scheduled to open Friday.

Carolina Herrera, less trendy and better known for luxury, exclusiveness, sophistication and elegance in the world of fashion, is expected to open in January.

HOUSTON'S RESETS THE TABLE AFTER FIRE CLOSURE

For those who didn’t get the word yet, Houston’s restaurant in the Hilton Village shopping center on Scottsdale Road just north of McDonald Drive reopened Sunday after the Sept. 5 fire that shuttered it for more than two weeks.

The popular eatery’s owners tried to accommodate customers and staff members in the interim by opening sister property Bandera, just a few miles south of Houston’s, for lunch. Houston’s staff members served midday diners at Bandera, which usually is open only for dinner.

Houston’s regulars quickly learned of its reopening this week and came back to their old haunt in big numbers, said restaurant manager Stephanie Callis.

“Sunday seemed like a regular day,” she said. “And that was just from people driving by and seeing us open and word-of-mouth.”

Callis said with Bandera and Houston’s Phoenix restaurant temporarily taking on extra workers, they managed to keep everybody employed through the Scottsdale restaurant’s downtime.

SCOTTSDALE FASHIONS

Debuting this week at Scottsdale Fashion Square is Stash Clothing. Stash is a hot, trendy shop carrying men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. It’s located on the mall’s first level next to Salvatore Ferragamo. The store is scheduled to open Friday.

Carolina Herrera, less trendy and better known for luxury, exclusiveness, sophistication and elegance in the world of fashion, is expected to open in January.

Michael Kors, leading American designer for luxury accessories and sportswear for men and women, is pegged to open in December.

Coming Friday: More exciting news in store for shoppers at the bustling downtown shopping mall.

ORGANIC SHOPPING

A 50,000-square-foot Whole Foods market is pegged for a January debut near Scottsdale Road and Mayo Boulevard.

Scottsdale already has a Wild Oats at the bustling Northsight retail complex near Raintree Drive and Loop 101. But Whole Foods swallowed up its former competitor in a deal that closed in August.

Northsight neighbors and organic food fans needn’t worry. The Northsight Wild Oats will remain open and eventually will be transformed into a Whole Foods market, a company spokeswoman said.

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