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Renovation in process at Desert Ridge Marketplace


PHOENIX – Desert Ridge Marketplace is undergoing a $15 million renovation over the next several months.

This Vestar shopping center, located at Tatum Blvd. and Loop 101, first opened in 2001. The center has become known for its shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Vestar’s plans to renovate flow from its original goal of growing with the community. The renovations will be tailored to adapt to the changing demographics, while also staying true to the families who have been there since the beginning.

“As the area has continued to grow and evolve throughout the last decade, so have we," said David Larcher, president of Vestar. “We're proud to belong to this community, and we're committed to bringing in fresh and unique concepts to keep Desert Ridge Marketplace a destination you can't find anywhere else. We're making it home base for premier shopping, dining and entertainment."

Renovations are already taking place, and over the next several months, Desert Ridge Marketplace will be rolling out an array of upgrades, including new furnishings and fixtures, an artistic landscape design, a new brand look and feel, and a full calendar of events.

“We are listening to the community and we’re responding to it,” said Kristina Rauscher, senior marketing director of Desert Ridge Marketplace. “We are offering more events and more interactive elements than ever before.”

Vestar is committed to bringing in additional tenants to complement the existing merchandise mix, including various chef-driven restaurant concepts, local boutiques, and specialty retailers, along with a range of festivals and events held on the property.

The center will remain fully functional throughout the renovations, which are expected to reach completion in summer 2017.