Sunday, June 19, 2016
New Shopping Experience
Last week I discovered a new shopping area in north Scottsdale that I had never visited before. It's been there for about four years but, I don't get up in that area very often and when I do, I always end up at Kierland Commons, a place I've featured here a few times. This place is called Scottsdale Quarter and it has a different look to it. It sort of reminds me of shopping in the heart of a city's downtown. All the shops face a street and a sidewalk.
The architecture is modern and attractive and there is a bit of street parking but there are three big parking garages for patrons to use. That's a blessing in Arizona where any place to park the car out of the sun is a very welcome attraction.
I enjoyed walking around and exploring the place. I found a few shops to browse and several restaurants to try.
There was even an American Girl store which brought back a few memories for me. When I worked in Chicago in the late 90's the "American Girl" store was a new phenomenon to me. I quickly learned that mothers from all over Illinois and the surrounding area would bring their daughters all the way to Chicago just to visit this store and purchase a special doll for their child. I wonder if it's as big of a deal to young girls today as it was back then.
I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today. There is a lot to see in the mountains of Italy.