February 2013  

The Brag Sheet

Mill Avenue District developments are charging forward and the Brag Sheet will keep you in the loop.  Rest assured you're getting the best inside scoop on new businesses, available spaces, development happenings and more.

College Avenue Commons Rising at Block 12 

Construction is underway at Downtown Tempe's newest development, the College Avenue Commons at the Tempe Campus. This ASU development project will see the creation of a new 137,000 multi-purpose facility located at the corner of College Avenue and 7th Street which will house a new 2-story bookstore, offices, retail, classroom space and more. The building will create another connection between the university and Mill Avenue, helping to join student life with the activity of Tempe's main street.


The first and second levels of College Avenue Commons will be
for commercial uses, including an ASU student bookstore. Known as the Sun Devil Marketplace, these levels will also include ASU merchandise, food, and a technology store.


The top three floors will be a combination of classroom and office spaces. Specifically, the Del E. Webb School of Construction, the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, as well as the Office of Global Outreach and Extended Education will all be housed in the facility.


Additionally, visiting potential students and their families will begin orientation at the College Avenue Commons. The ASU Campus Visit Experience and Visitor's Center will be the launching point for all campus tours and will also include a community room and 200 seat auditorium which will also be for community activities and events.


Finally, the College Avenue Commons will be a L.E.E.D. Certified project. Plans for the building include the use of sustainable practices including reduced water usage, recycled and reusable materials, external heat reduction skin and shading.


The development fills a vacant area of land located along College Avenue and joins the Hub on Campus as recent projects that will bring additional residents and pedestrians to the area. With activation of the space including retail use, shaded walking areas, and planned activities, the College Avenue Commons will work as connector between the northern end of the ASU campus to the bustling street life of Mill Avenue. ASU plans to complete the development in the Summer of 2014.


For more information on this and other developments under construction, visit MillAvenue.com

Cactus Sports Expands to New Location 


Going into their 22nd year of business, Cactus Sports has expanded to a second location. Taking over an 1,800 sq. ft. storefront on Mill Avenue, the teamwear store has more than doubled the amount of space from their previous location and updated their look.


The renovations for the new space move away from the traditional slat walls and corporate retail fixtures they had used previously, and incorporate fixtures made with reclaimed barn wood, old doors and windows, and antiques. The hanging system for clothing on walls uses metal plumbing pipe. Rather than the first location's feel of a sports retail fan shop, this new location gives the store a rustic boutique feel.


With the size increase, Cactus Sports can increase inventory resulting in a larger selection of merchandise, while giving customers extra room to maneuver during the busy sales periods.


Click here for more information on Cactus Sports.

Open For Business


Vivaldi Salon Suites


Vivaldi Salon Suites, the world class salon service for hair, nails, and skin, is now open for business. The new salon is located on the ground floor of West Sixth Apartments, and is the first retail use in the building. Vivaldi leases smaller suites to entrepreneuring stylists looking to build their own salon.  


Currently, there are five salon artists and companies within the space, who are moved in and open to customers.  Resident businesses include Foxtail Salon, Marmalade Studio, Indulge & Co., Shear Designs by Liana, and Ceza . There are still suites available to be leased by nail, hair, and skin beauty professionals. For leasing information, click here.

For more information on how the DTC can help you,  

contact Jimmy Cerracchio


Downtown Tempe Community, Inc.


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Each month, the Downtown Tempe Community will feature a commercial space available for lease within the Mill Avenue District.


Office Opportunity at Centerpoint on Mill


Centerpoint on Mill has a unique office space overlooking Mill Avenue. This 2,635 square foot space is located above the Centerpoint shops along Mill Avenue, between 7th Street and University Drive. The offices would be ideal for anyone looking to be part of the activity and lifestyle that Mill Avenue is known for. Other neighbors in the building include Sitewire, Mellow Mushroom Pizzeria, and PF Changs. For more information, click here.

Find more available retail and office spaces at MillAvenue.com/