The sun sets over Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center on a Friday night… This is the best tenant mix this corner has had in a long time, too (struggling primarily because furniture stores love to go out of business)!
Sprouts Farmers Market opened here in 2011. It was originally a short-lived Smith’s Food and Drug that lasted three years and got the ax in the wake of the merger of Kroger and Fred Meyer. That opened the door for The RoomStore, which moved down to the corner footprint before going out of business altogether in a bankruptcy where the largest creditors included the Arizona Republic and Phoenix Suns. This footprint also includes two more divisions — they’re in the next photo.
Great Clips (original tenant from 1996!), Wallbeds and More and an insurance agent separate Sprouts from another recent addition, Marshalls (once Norwalk Furniture, later BedsAmerica). After that is Party City, which moved from another block of the center, followed by Ashley Homestore (originally HomePlace/House 2 Home).
Party City was previously Oasis Bedrooms, with its inescapable jingle "Oasis Bedrooms makes it oh-so-nice to say good night", but Oasis disappeared.
In the corner is the new Burlington, formerly RoomStore but originally Stein Mart.
A branch of Barro’s Pizza separates from the next "anchor" footprint, originally for Popular Outdoor Outfitters, an AZ/NM outdoors gear chain that went Chapter 7. America’s Best eyewear occupies the left half and Justice formerly had the right half.
Even more businesses are off camera to the right, including Leslie’s Pool Supplies, a Hallmark, Kirkland’s home store, PetSmart (Old Navy once operated here), and Spencer’s TV and Appliance (formerly Ulta Beauty, which opted to cross I-10). Attached to Spencer’s is a nail shop that used to house a Phoenix police substation!
There are three outlots, all with their original tenants: a Bank of America, Keegan’s Grill and Sweet Tomatoes in one building, and Pier 1 Imports.