Vestar Announces Several Upscale Tenants Coming to Tempe Marketplace

Lululemon, J. Crew and Rowan Piercing among the 11 new retailers opening at the valley’s ultimate shopping destination

Vestar, one of the leading privately held shopping center owners and managers in the western United States, is pleased to announce 11 new tenants will join the dynamic roster of retailers at Tempe Marketplace, further elevating the shopping experience for residents and visitors alike. Totaling more than 54,000-square-feet of retail and restaurant space, the addition of these tenants brings the center to nearly 100% leased.

Among the new retailers – LululemonNike, LumberjAxesHandel’s Ice Cream and Escapology have opened their doors in time for the upcoming holiday season. Highly anticipated brands including J. CrewRowan PiercingPandora JewelryBox Lunch, and Strange Adventures Comics & Collectibles will join Tempe Marketplace’s robust lineup of retailers in the coming months. Original Tempe Marketplace tenant Hot Topic is relocating to a new space within the property- nearly double the size- to meet the demands of the Tempe customer base. These household names bring a mix of fashion, fitness, and experiential retail to the center, enhancing the diverse offerings available to the Tempe community and beyond.

“We are excited to welcome a new wave of tenants to Tempe Marketplace. These additions underscore our commitment to offering an unparalleled shopping experience for the community,” said Taylor Alvey, Vice President of Leasing at Vestar.

Cutting-edge activewear and yoga-inspired apparel brand Lululemon, opened its doors on November 17th. Known for its innovative designs and high-quality materials, Lululemon will enhance the robust shopping options already available at Tempe Marketplace and will be conveniently located next door to Sephora. With a focus on functional and stylish activewear, Lululemon is a go-to destination for fitness enthusiasts and fashion-forward individuals alike.

Timeless American fashion brand, J. Crew will make its debut at Tempe Marketplace in the Spring 2024. Located near F21, the beloved brand known for its quality and sophisticated designs, will be another exciting addition for fashion-savvy shoppers.

Additionally, Vestar is excited to introduce Rowan Piercing, opening in early 2024 at Tempe Marketplace. Offering a personalized jewelry experience with hypoallergenic products and licensed nurses, Rowan Piercing will be located near Churro Nest and offer a wide selection of services.

Nike, a global leader in athletic footwear and apparel, joined the lineup of exceptional retailers at Tempe Marketplace this June. Located between H&M and Creations Boutique, the Nike store offers a wide range of athletic apparel and footwear for men, women, and kids.

LumberjAxes, the ultimate axe-throwing restaurant and sporting venue, also opened its doors at Tempe Marketplace this past summer near Victoria’s Secret. Spanning an impressive 13,000-square-feet, LumberjAxes offers a thrilling and immersive experience that combines axe throwing, cuisine, and a vibrant atmosphere.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream opened November 17th and now makes ice cream fresh every day at Tempe Marketplace, using only the finest ingredients.

Tempe Marketplace is looking forward to the opening of three other new retailers. Comic and collectible retailer Strange Adventures is currently under construction, along with Box Lunch, a community-oriented gift and apparel brand that donates a portion of each purchase to local food banks through their partnership with Feeding America®. Both are expected to open by the end of 2023, while Pandora Jewelry is scheduled to start construction in the Spring of 2024.

Existing retailer Hot Topic, a brand of music-related apparel and accessories is an original tenant of Tempe Marketplace, first opening in 2007, will relocate into a 3,000-square-feet space, set to open by the end of the year.

Tempe Marketplace remains dedicated to providing a curated selection of top-tier retailers as well as fostering an atmosphere that invites customers to gather and socialize.

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