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Barrio Queen is expanding to Desert Ridge


According to and, The Barrio Queen is expanding to Desert Ridge Marketplace.

The Barrio Queen plans to open its third restaurant this coming summer. The new addition features a private tequila tasting room, an outdoor lounge, Mexican art, and an open kitchen. The Barrio Queen in Phoenix will have room for 275 seatings within indoor/outdoor dining area decorated with artwork from various Arizonan and Mexican artists.

You can find the two other Barrio Queen locations at Scottsdale off of 7114 Stetson Dr. STE 105…

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Desert Ridge Marketplace Announces $15 Million Renovation


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Vestar, a Phoenix based real estate and retail management company, has started the renovation of its shopping center in Desert Ridge Marketplace located off Loop 101 and Tatum Boulevard in north Phoenix, Arizona. The $15 million overhaul is being done with the community, residents and visitors in mind.

Desert Ridge Marketplace was first opened in 2001 and served as the foundation in generating the Desert Ridge master plan, providing residents and families with a first-of-its-kind destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. The marketplace has created a multitude of shopping opportunities for residents, but it also introduced…

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Hot Phoenix Real Estate Market to Keep Blazing in 2017

12/07/2016 predicts another banner year for Phoenix real estate markets.  The website’s economic team released its annual market forecast last week and while the report predicted a slight slowdown for the U.S. real estate market as a whole, they expect Phoenix to continue strong growth through 2017.

“According to our forecasts, the western U.S. will continue to lead the nation in prices and sales,” the article reports.  “The top 10 markets all benefit from strong growth dynamics: population, jobs, and households,” says Jonathan Smoke,’s chief economist.  

The team forecasts average price gains of 5.8%…

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