Archives For January 2013

Second Addition in Last Five Years Expands Three Major Departments to Better Serve
Fountain Hills Residents’ Home Improvement and Garden Needs.

FOUNTAIN HILLS – Responding to the home improvement needs of Fountain Hills residents and local contractors, Paul’s ACE Hardware – one of the community’s oldest retail businesses – has completed the most recent expansion to its Fountain Hills Plaza store.

Julie Buchkowski, president of Paul’s ACE Hardware, said that for the second time in five years the Fountain Hills store has undergone a major expansion, adding another 3,887 square feet to the existing 22,800-square-foot store. The additional space expands the store’s paint department, lawn and garden products, and outdoor furniture and accessory departments.


Construction on the new addition began earlier this summer.

Buchkowski continues to build a business model that was created by her grandfather, Paul Dauwalder, who opened the Fountain Hills store in 1973. “His primary focus was to provide local customers with what they needed,” she recalls fondly. “And, oh yes, one of the other reasons that he opened the Fountain Hills store was because he wanted to live here.” Continue Reading…

One of the world’s fastest growing applications of yoga will be available to northwest Valley residents beginning next Friday, April 20 with the grand opening of Bikram Yoga North Phoenix at Stetson Village Shopping Center, a 144,360-square-foot development located at the northeast corner of 39th Avenue and Happy Valley Road.


Owned and operated by Jim and Robin Grieco, the new 3,091-square-foot yoga studio will offer 26 postures of yoga that systematically work every part of the human body to give internal organs, veins, ligaments and muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function. Continue Reading…

Holistic Pet Center Now Open at Northeast Corner of 39th Avenue, Happy Valley Road

PHOENIX – Officials of The Pederson Group today announced the grand opening of the Valley’s second See Spot Shop store at Stetson Village Shopping located at the northeast corner of 39th Avenue and Happy Valley Road in northwest Phoenix.

Owned and operated by Eileen Urbanowski, See Spot Shop is a full-service holistic pet center that provides one-stop shopping for a wide variety of pet products and services, including high-quality pet food, treats and supplements. The new 1,566-square-foot store offers northwest Valley residents a broad selection of unique merchandise, including collars, beds, clothing, toys and grooming supplies.


Urbanowski said the new store also provides grooming services and a series of veterinarian-supervised anesthesia-free teeth cleaning clinics.

The Valley’s first See Spot Shop location has been operating at the Summit Shopping Center in northeast Scottsdale since 2005.

Jason Bowles, leasing representative for The Pederson Group, developer of Stetson Village said, “See Spot shop is a unique retail concept for pet owners. We are confident that this unique retail concept will have a great appeal to pet owners residing in the northwest Valley.”
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Center Located at 39th Avenue and Happy Valley Road Almost Totally Occupied Despite Challenging Retail Environment

PEORIA – While some of the Valley’s neighborhood retail shopping centers continue to struggle in the face of a challenging economic environment, a northwest valley development continues to thrive and expand its tenant mix with the recent start of construction of a new 5,000-square-foot building with drive-thru that will accommodate a new Starbuck’s and a new locally-owned sports bar concept.

Stetson Village, located at the northeast corner of 39th Avenue and Happy Valley Road, has emerged as one of the northwest Valley’s most vibrant shopping centers since it opened nearly four years ago with a diverse array of national and local retailers.


Chris Gerardo, vice president of leasing for The Pederson Group, developers of the 144,360-square-foot center, announced that construction has been started on a new building specifically designed to accommodate a 1,600-square-foot Starbuck’s and a new sports bar and restaurant concept — Glory Days Sports Grill.
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