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Desert Ridge Marketplace to welcome 4 new tenants to shopping destination

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Highly anticipated beauty industry leader — Sephora — is set to join Desert Ridge Marketplace this winter amid a handful of other notable shopping destinations coming to the north Phoenix open-air retail space. (File Photos/

Desert Ridge in north Phoenix brings new dining, retail to portfolio

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Desert Ridge Marketplace is welcoming four new brands as representatives say the new offerings further enhance the open-air center’s lineup of offerings.

Sephora, Foley Ranch, Backyard and Nautical Bowls are scheduled to open doors over the next year and will occupy a total of 22,400 square feet of space, according to a press release.

“The arrival of these new brands brings the center to 99.4% leased and reflects the marketplace’s commitment to meeting the diverse needs of its shoppers,” says Jenny Cushing, vice president of leasing for Vestar.

Highly anticipated beauty industry leader, Sephora is set to join Desert Ridge Marketplace this winter. Sephora is a destination for beauty enthusiasts offering a team of expertly trained beauty advisors ready to provide guidance and recommendations while featuring over 340 curated brands.

Sephora will be found inside The District near Nike Unite and The District Stage.

Foley Ranch, one of several new restaurant concepts at the property, will open this fall. Anticipated to be the Valley’s hottest country bar, Foley Ranch will feature the best in BBQ – inspired by Celebrity Chef Brian Duffy – country music, dancing and delicious drinks. The nearly 7,000-square-foot venue will be located on the west side of the center between BJ’s Restaurant and Barrio Queen.

First-to-market concept, Backyard will also be joining the line-up in 2024. This pup-friendly bar and grill will be the perfect spot to meet friends, find fun, and comfortably kick back in an over 8,000-square-foot open-air playground. Created by the hospitality and entertainment powerhouses of Evening Entertainment Group, Backyard has the ultimate large-scale patio vibe with a colorful, yet rustic and relaxed space that is packed with games, TVs, bars, food and entertainment.

Another eatery joining Desert Ridge Marketplace this year is Nautical Bowls.

Nautical Bowls will make its way to the northwest side of the shopping center near Albertsons. With superfood bowls, acai and other tasty menu items, Nautical Bowls provides a healthy and filling option that is packed with essential vitamins and nutrients to fuel the day. Plus, each bowl is gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, soy-free, contains zero refined sugars, and is made with organic, all-natural ingredients.

Earlier this year, Desert Ridge Marketplace announced the additions of Kona Grill, Jin Jia Chinese Cuisine, Fat Tuesday and Yonutz Fantastical Donuts and Ice Cream, all opening in this year. Spitz Mediterranean also recently opened in May inside The District near the ‘Splash Pad.’

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