Queen Creek Marketplace has two popular retailers opening their doors today — Bed Bath & Beyond and BevMo.
BevMo is a specialty alcohol retailer that’s been expanding aggressively since entering the Valley 18 months ago, and Bed Bath & Beyond is a home furnishings store that sells everything from bed linens to bar stools.
Virtual golf range
Crosswoods Indoor Golf will open an 8,000-square-foot virtual golf range at Kyrene Road and Chandler Boulevard in Chandler.
The activity center will feature golf simulators with about 35 three-dimensional courses modeled after courses around the world.
But don’t forget to bring your own balls and clubs, unless you plan to rent the house’s equipment.
Crossroads also has a location at Baseline and Higley roads in Gilbert, which opened in March 2007.
Century Marine opens
Century Marine will open on Saturday on Main Street, just west of Val Vista Drive in Mesa.
The store will sell boats and water skis.
UltraStar Cinemas coming
Move over, Harkins and AMC. A new competitor is gunning for your customers.
UltraStar Cinemas, a San Diego-based movie theater chain, plans to open six theater houses around the Valley during the next three years, starting with a location in the West Valley on May 21.
Company representatives wouldn’t say where the other five locations will open.
Cinemark was the last theater chain to enter the Valley. The company opened its first Valley location at Mesa Riverview in May 2006.
More Casa Grande shops
Casa Grande shoppers are closer to getting their own Aeropostale, Tilly’s, Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works at the Promenade at Casa Grande at the northeast corner of Interstate 10 and Florence Boulevard.
Aéropostale, a clothing line for teens and 20-somethings, and Bath & Body Works, a retailer of bath products, will both open in the next week.
Tilly’s, a clothing shop, will open in June. Victoria’s Secret will open sometime in late May or early June.
Ah So opening in 2009
Ah So Sushi and Steak restaurant will open in early 2009 at the southwest corner of Germann and Gilbert roads in Chandler.
The chain, which has locations around the Valley, will open in the Mill Crossing shopping center.
Human bean planned
The Human Bean, a chain of coffee bars, will open a location at Shea Boulevard and state Route 87 in Fountain Hills on Thursday.
The store sells specialty coffee drinks as well as fruit smoothies and baked goods.