State Forty Eight Opens Store in North Phoenix
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North Phoenix is now home to the latest retail destination from State Forty Eight, a Chandler-based apparel and lifestyle brand known for its Arizona-inspired designs and dedication to community engagement. The opening of this new store at 2470 W. Happy Valley Rd., Ste. 1182, marks a significant expansion for the brand, which has become a staple for stylish Arizona gear.

After more than a decade of serving Arizonans with its distinct apparel that promotes state pride, State Forty Eight’s foray into the Norterra area underscores its remarkable growth and the increasing demand for its products. The new Phoenix store is the fourth retail location for the brand, signifying a key milestone in its ongoing journey to connect with communities across Arizona.

Spanning 865 square feet, the retail space is situated in The Shops of Norterra shopping center, reflecting State Forty Eight’s brand essence with a unique layout designed specifically for the area’s clientele. The store aims to offer an immersive shopping experience, featuring a wide range of merchandise from T-shirts, hats, and hoodies to children’s clothes and pet gear, along with items like wallets, drinkware, and tote bags.

The opening of the Norterra store is part of State Forty Eight’s strategy to create accessible touchpoints for the community, allowing for a deeper connection with the brand’s ethos.

The State Forty Eight brand is known not only for its quality apparel but also for its engagement in various community initiatives, emphasizing a community-first approach that resonates with customers across the state.

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Taylor Swift Concert Experience Up for Grabs in Charity Raffle
Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ) is offering the chance to win a Taylor Swift Eras Tour experience. This unique raffle aims to raise funds to support CSCAZ’s mission of providing essential emotional and social support to those affected by cancer throughout Arizona.

The grand prize includes coveted floor seats to the Taylor Swift Eras Tour concert on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The winner will also enjoy a comprehensive package designed to enhance the concert experience, featuring $1,000 in Southwest Airlines gift cards for airfare, a two-night stay at The Shepley Hotel in South Beach, and a $500 gift card to cover additional expenses.

Raffle tickets are available for $100 each and may be purchased through CSCAZ’s official website. The raffle will close on Friday, June 28, with the winner being announced on Monday, July 1.

This fundraising effort comes at a critical time, as more than 40,000 Arizonans are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year. Research underscores the importance of integrating psychological and social support into comprehensive cancer care. In response, CSCAZ offers a wide array of no-cost services, including weekly support groups, educational seminars, and healthy lifestyle classes, both in-person and virtually, to residents across the state.

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The Promenade Scottsdale Welcomes Three New Tenants to Its Retail Lineup
The Promenade Scottsdale center gears up to welcome three new tenants in the coming months.

J. Crew Factory is slated to debut this summer at the center. The fashion retailer will offer an assortment of women’s, men’s, and children’s apparel and accessories, including swimwear. It will be positioned near The Diamond Source.

Fan Outfitters prepares to set up shop adjacent to Tilly’s. Specializing in sports merchandise, Fan Outfitters will stock a comprehensive selection of apparel and accessories featuring professional sports teams and college favorites. Anticipated to open its doors around June, the store aims to become the ultimate destination for sports fans.

See’s Candies is also soon to become a permanent fixture at The Promenade Scottsdale. The shop will be between New Balance and Rinaldi’s Deli and is set to open its doors at the end of April.

The Promenade Scottsdale is located 16243 N. Scottsdale Rd. For more information, visit