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.