Fat Tuesday, STARS Alliance & More to Open at Westgate This Year
GLENDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 30, 2018) – iStar Inc. announced today the addition of several new retail and office tenants at Westgate Entertainment District including Fat Tuesday, Manna Korean BBQ, Fine Ash Cigar Lounge, STARS Alliance and Day & Zimmerman that are all expected to open in the coming months.
This new leasing activity brings Westgate to 95 percent leased in its ground floor retail space and 86 percent leased in its office space. Since acquiring the property in late 2011, iStar has added over 114,000 square feet of new office tenants and over 136,000 square feet of new retail tenants.
“Quality office tenants like STARS Alliance and Day & Zimmerman value the amenity-rich environment here at Westgate for their employees. We’re also very enthused to welcome Fat Tuesday, a prominent East Valley business with nearly three decades of history, who recognizes Westgate as the signature nightlife location in the West Valley” said Jeff Teetsel, development manager of Westgate.
Fat Tuesday, the Mardi Gras-themed bar and restaurant serving New Orleans-style food and frozen blended daiquiris, is set to open at Westgate in March. Occupying a 2,496 square-foot space, Westgate will be the second Arizona location for the popular nightlife spot after successfully operating a location on Mill Avenue in Tempe for over 26 years.
“We are excited about expanding Fat Tuesday to Westgate. Many of our customers come from the West Valley and now they will have their own Fat Tuesday. As they say in New Orleans, ‘laissez les bon temps rouler’ (let the good times roll),” said Chad Wilford, partner with Fat Tuesday.
Westgate will also welcome two other retail tenants including Manna Korean BBQ and Fine Ash Cigar Lounge. The San Diego-based chain Manna Korean BBQ is leasing a 4,937 square-foot space and will bring a new dining category to Westgate with tabletop grilling and an all-you-can-eat experience. Relocating from Avondale to Westgate, Fine Ash Cigar Lounge is leasing a 2,492 square-foot space for a high-quality cigar retail store and lounge complete with a full bar and plush seating areas.
Two new office tenants are also set to open at Westgate this year, both relocating from Goodyear. STARS Alliance, formed in 2012, supports its member power companies to bring excellence to nuclear power plant operations, is leasing 10,805 square feet starting next month. Day & Zimmerman, a privately-owned company specializing in construction, engineering, staffing and defense, with over 42,000 employees worldwide, has leased a 3,014 square-foot office with move-in expected April 1.
“We are excited to join the other tenants at Westgate and further expand our foothold in the West Valley,” said Steve Coppock, president of STARS Alliance. “This growing area offers a unique mix of business and entertainment venues and is a great fit our company and employees.”
For more information about Westgate Entertainment District and to see what is happening today, visit www.westgateaz.com.