The Marketplace at South Mountain Opening Doors
The southeast corner of 24th Street and Baseline Road has seen its share of development ups and downs over the last 10 years. Past plans included a large super center and a home improvement store, among others that came and went, but the southeast portion of the intersection is finally seeing development come to fruition with the opening of The Marketplace at South Mountain.
The 21-acre retail center is anchored by Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, the companys grocery-store concept, which opened last month. Kyle Scott, a spokesperson for Triyar Companies, the owner and developer of the project, said other tenants include Petsmart, Ono Hawaiian BBQ, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Verizon Wireless, Pan Asia Buffet, Paul’s Barber Shop, Sundance Studios and a nail salon.
“We expect to have Taco Bell on one of the pads and the other is still available along with five other spaces, said Scott. Danny’s Carousel Car Wash is going in on the west side of the street, but they do not start construction for another six to eight months.”
Scott said Triyar is also in talks with an anchor specialty grocer for the northeast corner of 24th Street and Baseline and are close to signing a deal with LA Fitness for the southwest corner.
Sundance Studios is one of the tenants at The Marketplace at South Mountain. Melissa Stokka, the owner and former Phoenix Suns dancer and Arizona Cardinals cheerleader, teaches classes for children and mothers. Classes are offered for ages two and up and include jazz, ballet, pom, cheer, gymnastics, hip hop, and professional prep to prepare students for auditions.
“I’m proud to offer a staff of professionals who focus on offering the highest level of dance education, professional performance experience, and a dance class framework that is enhanced by positive reinforcement.”
Previous plans for a development at the intersection included a Wal-Mart Supercenter, but after pressure from residents and unions representing Valley grocery stores, the Phoenix City Council voted to limit the size of pads allowed on the site, effectively killing the original Wal-Mart project.
Triyar Companies, LLC is a private real estate development company based in Westwood, Calif., with offices in Scottsdale. The company focuses on mixed-use, retail and residential land developments and has properties located throughout the United States. Most recently, Triyar Companies developed the W Hotel in Scottsdale.