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Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2004 5:08 am | Updated: 4:29 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

If you’re not yet shopped out, there’s a new store at Scottsdale Fashion Square to check out.

Vilebrequin sells high-end European men and boys swimwear.

It’s located on the lower level near Dillard’s.

CENTER SOLD

Master redeveloper Michael Pollack bought the Big Lots- and 99 Cents Onlyanchored shopping center at the southwest corner of Alma School and Warner roads in Chandler for $7.3 million.

Watch for Pollack to add some of his own touches — maybe a couple of towers — although the shopping center is nearly fully leased, he said.

REDEVELOPING

Speaking of Pollack’s projects, Pollack’s Southwind Plaza, at Rural and Elliott roads in Tempe, is filling up fast. Paragon Dance, which offers dance classes for adults, has opened.

Valley Furniture Liquidators also launched a location in the center a month ago.

Coming in January are a Martial Arts studio, Hungry Howie’s pizza place and a 9,000-square-foot Dollar General store.

MORE BARGAINS

A Dollar General also is coming to Marcos de Niza Plaza, Alma School and Guadalupe roads in Mesa, in mid-January.

And Goodwill Industries is opening a 35,000-square-foot store there at the end of January.

Recently opened at Marcos De Niza are Planet Neo bookstore, a hair salon and an accounting firm.

East Valley diners will be pleased to know local family-owned Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant has renewed its lease in the Mesa shopping center.

Marcos de Niza Plaza was 75 percent vacant when Pollack bought it and began his fix-up.

Now it has only a single store space empty, and Pollack said he’s had inquiries from businesses hoping to fill that up. The big redo will be completed in January, he said. "This was not just a little Botox injection— it was an extreme makeover," Pollack said.

CLOSING TEMPORARILY

The P.F. Chang’s at Scottsdale Fashion Square, the pilot location for the successful local chain, is moving out Saturday.

Unfortunately, new digs at the Waterfront Project across Camelback Road are far from ready.

Wait staff and other restaurant workers have been temporarily relocated to other eateries. The company hopes to be serving up lettuce wraps and Lemon Chicken at the Waterfront by August.

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.

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