This article was published on AZ Big Media on 1/28/20.
Although COVID-19 has had profound effects on many retail properties nationwide, Tempe Marketplace continues to expand. Twin Peaks, the ultimate sports lodge, has broken ground on a 7,100 square-foot build in the southeast corner of the shopping center near US Bank and Johnson Fitness. Estimated completion is in early 2021.
“With favorite American eats, an inviting lodge feel and a fun sports-focused atmosphere, Twin Peaks brings a unique concept to Tempe Marketplace that complements our existing lineup of dining destinations,” said Taylor Alvey, Vice President of Leasing at Vestar. “We know the brand will find success at our property with our proximity to ASU and Sloan Park, along with easy freeway access to other sports complexes and entertainment venues around the Valley.”
The Twin Peaks construction site is the last available lot at Tempe Marketplace available for a ground-up build. This is a monumental accomplishment for the shopping center during the COVID-19 pandemic. As other local and national shopping centers have seen a downturn in traffic, Tempe Marketplace ranks #73 of 30,872 shopping centers in the United States for traffic. The center continues to attract new tenants during the pandemic, recently welcoming TaylorMade Phades and Creations Boutique, and soon will welcome Sephora, NUTRISHOP and Fox in a Box Escape Room in the coming months.
The Tempe Marketplace Twin Peaks location marks the fourth Twin Peaks location in the Valley from AZ Peaks Restaurant Group franchisees Carolyn Vangelos, Andy Bayless and Jay Schneider.
“Twin Peaks is so much more than the typical sports bar,” said Twin Peaks’ Carolyn Vangelos “As we continue to grow the Twin Peaks brand with our fourth location at Tempe Marketplace, we are both humbled and proud to bring the total lodge experience to our fans, both old and new, while creating over 100 new jobs in the Valley.”
The lodge welcomes every guest with made-from-scratch food, 29-degree draft beer, a broad cocktail menu and the friendly Twin Peaks wait staff. The entire menu is prepared in-house, to order and in generous portions to satisfy every appetite. The Tempe location will feature more than 80 high-definition flat screen TVs and 32 ice-cold beers on tap. A perfect spot to unwind with friends, colleagues or family. The restaurant has a fire pit on the outdoor patio and two bars – indoor and outdoor.