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“good place for a stroll at night, lots of places to eat, under the palm trees, too bad still lots of construction” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Arizona Center

Arizona Center
Ranked #81 of 226 things to do in Phoenix
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Sunnyvale, CA
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371 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,485 helpful votes
“good place for a stroll at night, lots of places to eat, under the palm trees, too bad still lots of construction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed across the street at the Sheraton for a three day conference meeting. At the end of one meeting, the speaker told us we could find a lot of good places to eat lunch at the Arizona center across the street, but told us not to go to Hooters, which she considered a no-no, and demeaning to women.

The Arizona center walls facing Third Street are under reconstruction, with scaffolding and other materials marring the sights and sounds of what could be a nice looking mall, with palm trees, and garden like settings.

We went over there every evening to soak up the atmosphere and ambiance away from the business hotel of the daytime.

Lots of restaurants here such as Brick, Mi Amigos, Corner Bakery, KoKoRo Sushi, Cafe Roma, Hooters, Canyon, and Cold stone creamery. Pricey? Certainly not Corner Bakery, which had great meals for under $10. Big happy hours for Canyon, My Fat Greek, and Mi Amigos, with margaritas starting at $2.50 all day for Mi Amigos. Canyon seemed to be the busiest at dinner. Line out the door for Subway, with most people for take-out at lunch.

A couple of clothing stores, like Sports World, and New York & Company for young women's fashions.

There is also an AMC 14 theatre, but still showing Gravity some 6 months after it was released.

The center seems to cater to both the business crowd, and to the ASU crowd. We went there for all of our meals during our three day business meeting at the Sheraton, and enjoyed our meals there, and the change of pace from the drab business meeting discussions.

Visited February 2014
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Evergreen, Colorado
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71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Mostly Restaurants”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

I was not thrilled with the Arizona Center. If you are Business Person, you may be happy that you several choices of where to eat. There are Palm trees and a small fountain. Not too many stores. I walked there from the Hyatt and was sad that I really could not get any shopping in.

I did visit the AMC Arizona Center 24 two days in a row. Large Theater right there. The Management was polite to me when I let them know that someone forgot to shut the door and it runined the moment of the zone in the Movie at least six times. She issued me a free pass ticket to return again.

Visited February 2014
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New York
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92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nice convention facility, decent food, high prices.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a convenient and attractive place for a meeting. Phoenix weather in October doesn't hurt. Food in center not bad, but prices more like N.Y.

Visited October 2012
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wilmington, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Glorified Tourist Trap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Anchored by a giant Hooters (yuk), this glorified mall primarily features high-priced souvenir shops. Don't waste your time unless you want to eat in one of the decent but expensive first level restaurants (1130, Sam's Cafe). Disabled: escalators to the second level shops are not always working; could not find an elevator. Iffy bathrooms available to the wider public (I wouldn't go in when I saw who was coming out). Landscaping with paths around pools, native vegetation and garden sculpture is the only redeeming quality. The Center could do better by upgrading its variety and quality of shops.

Visited July 2012
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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

We went to catch dinner and a movie for our one night stay and were delighted at this beautiful town center and shopping area. Only wish a few of the stores had stayed open later.

Visited May 2012
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