Tempe Marketplace

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Tempe Marketplace
Coordinates 33°25′55″N 111°54′10″W / 33.43194°N 111.90278°W / 33.43194; -111.90278Coordinates: 33°25′55″N 111°54′10″W / 33.43194°N 111.90278°W / 33.43194; -111.90278
Address 2000 East Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, Arizona 85281
PH# 480-966-9338
Opening date September 28, 2007
Developer Vestar Development Company
Management Vestar Development Company
Owner Vestar Development Company
Architect Buttler Design Group
No. of stores and services 100+
Total retail floor area 1,300,000 square feet (120,000 m2)
No. of floors 2
Parking 5,986 outdoor at grade spaces
Website tempemarketplace.com

Tempe Marketplace is an open-air shopping center located in Tempe, Arizona. It is located along the Salt River near the interchange of the Loop 101 Pima/Price Freeway and Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway near the Tempe borders with Mesa and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

History[edit]

The center was developed by and is currently owned and operated by the Vestar Development Company and officially opened on September 28, 2007.[1] The center covers nearly 1,300,000 square feet (120,000 m2) of retail space on 130 acres (0.53 km2) of land that was once a landfill considered so toxic it was put on the U.S. E.P.A. Superfund List in 1983 and subsequently removed 20 years later.[2] During initial development, collaboration between the developers and the City of Tempe was required to acquire land from 52 individual lot owners for the shopping center, which resulted in the largest Brownfield land cleanup in the history of Arizona.

Delivering a refreshingly vibrant outdoor environment with over 100 retailers, complete with cozy outdoor fireplaces, unique water features and lush landscaping, Tempe Marketplace provides an unparalleled interactive shopping, dining, and entertainment experience. There are two distinct areas for shopping and dining at the center: an outer ring of Big Box retailers and the central area of smaller shops and eateries called The District. In the center of The District is a large courtyard with a stage, where various, national musical acts have performed free concerts, such as Borns, Powerman 5000,Buckcherry, Pop Evil, The Struts, Dreamers (band), Jet (Australian band), Trapt, Drowning Pool, and many others, as well as a large LED Video Screen which shows local sports teams and other special events to passersby.[3] Many tall plants, shade structures, and misters help control the climate during the hot Arizona summers, and pedestrian walkways and other retail pads connect all areas to make for a very pedestrian-friendly environment.

The Harkins Theatre in The District is one of the busiest in the state of Arizona, with 604 seats in its signature Cine Capri theater[4] which was the host to the worldwide premieres of both X-Men Origins: Wolverine[5] and Only the Brave (2017 film).

Retailers[edit]

Big Box Majors

Majors in The District

Restaurants & Entertainment

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