Shopping and Dining

During Tempe’s 30-year history of downtown redevelopment, the overriding goal has been to achieve a mixed-use, urban environment. The Brickyard on Mill embodies this philosophy with its true mix of retail, restaurant, office and residential space. The design of the project elements plays off the historic elements of the Mill Avenue frontage while creating its own environment. It mixes perfectly with the exciting atmosphere of Mill Avenue, where you can relax and enjoy such restaurants as La Bocca Urban Pizzeria, Robbie Fox’s Public House, Monti’s La Casa Vieja and many more.

Shopping is not limited to the downtown area. With 1.3 million square feet of retail space featuring dramatic light and laser elements, outdoor fireplaces and unique water features, Tempe Marketplace delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience in a vibrant, high-energy outdoor setting. Conveniently located in Tempe at Loops 101 and 202, the retail destination is just minutes from the surrounding communities of the Phoenix metro area. The property is anchored by Target, JCPenney, Old Navy and Best Buy and includes more than 21 restaurants, including Maria Maria, Cadillac Ranch, California Pizza Kitchen and many more. Tempe Marketplace also offers more than 50 lifestyle/specialty retail tenants and serves as a gathering place for the community, with endless entertainment options.

The property includes more that 21 restaruants, including California Pizza Kitchen, Smashburger, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill, Dave & Buster’s and many more. Tempe marketplace also offers more than 50 lifestyle/specialty retail tenants and serves as a gathering place for the community with endless entertainment options.

Tempe is also home to the Arizona Mills Mall. Located in the southeast quadrant of Interstate 10 and Superstition Freeway, Arizona Mills draws 16 million shoppers annually and combines the value of a manufacturers’ outlet center, the shopping convenience of a super-regional mall and the extended drawing strength of a major tourist attraction. With approximately 1.2 million square feet, it showcases a mix of traditional and value retail stores and high quality entertainment venues such as GameWorks. The new SEA LIFE Arizona aquarium opened in May, transporting visitors into the amazing ocean world by providing close encounters with a vast array of creatures. Guests can also dine at one of more than 20 restaurants, including numerous food court options. Arizona Mills offers something to satisfy everyone’s tastes.

IKEA also opened its first southwestern U.S. location in Tempe, offering everything for the home all under one gigantic 342,000-square-foot roof, including living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, lighting, rugs, mattresses, flooring and media storage. IKEA features multiple room settings for design inspiration, a Swedish restaurant and food store. Other nationally known popular shopping spots in Tempe include Costco and many more.

Tempe’s residential areas are also serviced by numerous shopping centers that provide vital goods and services.