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Sip and shop this holiday season at Desert Ridge Marketplace

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Celebrate more by visiting the only shopping center in Arizona where you can stroll with a cocktail in hand

Is it really the holidays without a cup of cheer? What started out as an idea at Vestar, is now an enticing and state-first original among Arizona shopping centers. At Desert Ridge Marketplace, the holidays are sure to be holly jolly as you can purchase alcoholic beverages and carry them with you as you enjoy the decorated scenery, festive events, and unparalleled shopping.

Inaugural this holiday season, shoppers 21 and older may purchase beer, wine, cocktails, and seasonal spirits like hot toddies, spiked cocoa, and spiced sangria from a mobile bar stationed outside of Copper Blues Live.

Then, with drink in hand, feel free to stroll the center while enjoying nightly snowfalls, holiday movies, live music, and various outdoor amenities. The drinks aren’t allowed inside of the stores, but you can window shop for gifts as you finish your favorite beverage.

The hours of operation for Sip & Stroll are Friday 4pm – 12am, Saturday 12p – 12am and Sunday 12pm – 7pm. 

While much of holiday shopping these days is done online, this new and original approach promises to help brick and mortar stores mount a return and be the place to shop during the holidays, and this season is its first run.

“There’s no better place for holiday shopping – besides all the incredible retail and restaurant offerings, shoppers can now be even merrier and grab drinks outdoors. Warm up with a beverage while you wait for friends and family shopping in stores or have a sip while you take in views of hundreds of hanging stockings, evening snowfalls and holiday films. Desert Ridge provides a magical and cheery holiday atmosphere to check everything off your shopping list,” said Regional Marketing Director Emilie Andrews.

Copper Blues Live is the only location at Desert Ridge Marketplace where customers can purchase alcohol and then stroll outdoors with the drink. The popular restaurant, comedy spot and entertainment venue says they expect this new way of enjoying a shopping center will help business across the center, especially during the holidays.

About Desert Ridge Marketplace:

Owned and managed by Phoenix based, Vestar, Desert Ridge Marketplace is Arizona’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Featuring over 100 retailers and restaurants, the 1.2 million square foot mixed-use lifestyle center recently completed a $22 million renovation. Desert Ridge Marketplace is located in Phoenix, Arizona, just north of the Loop 101 on Tatum Boulevard. For more information, visit shopdesertridge.com.

About Vestar:

One of the leading privately held real estate companies in the United States, Vestar specializes in the acquisition, management and development of retail real estate, including entertainment-retail complexes, power and lifestyle centers, and neighborhood centers of varying size and scale that serve as community shopping destinations. Founded in 1989, Vestar currently manages over 30 million square feet of space in 9 states throughout the western United States. For more information, please visit www.vestar.com.

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