The Shops at Norterra welcomed a diverse range of new restaurants, specialty shops and entertainment options within recent months.

Professional florist shop, Poppies Flower Shop, joined the complex and offers exquisite floral arrangements for weddings and special events. Gaming Goat, the largest board game-specific retail chain in the United States, and Luv 2 Play, an indoor playground and arcade for kids, also opened their doors, creating the ultimate entertainment destination for North Phoenix residents.

With even more plans in the works, the complex shows no signs of slowing down. Read on to find out what you can expect in 2021.

An after-school math and reading center for preschool through 12th grade students, Kumon is slated to open in February. Because of COVID-19, they also offer virtual classes. “Kumon goes beyond tutoring. Instead, children actively develop critical thinking skills while progressing independently through a carefully crafted Kumon curriculum,” according to the company. “The Kumon math and reading programs cover everything from counting to calculus, and phonemics to Shakespeare. The worksheets enable children to learn new concepts on their own. Kumon programs allow students to progress one small step at a time through daily practice.”

Five Guys
With a cult-like following, Five Guys serves up a simple but delicious menu of burgers, fries, and drinks. “Now, 30 years after Five Guys first opened, there are almost 1,500 locations worldwide and another 1,500 units in development,” according to the company. The franchise is known for only using fresh ground beef and peanut oil. Also, fun fact: there are no freezers at Five Guys locations, just coolers, so everything is freshly made when you order it.

Tikka Shack
The home of “seriously good Indian food,” Tikka Shack is “a scratch made Indian kitchen serving food in a fun, fast, casual manner,” according to the company. “Making Indian food approachable and delicious for everyone!” “Both the dining environment and the menu have been carefully curated to captivate guests with the aromatic flavors of India through the artful creation of blended spices,” says company reps. Their lineup of menu offerings provides a variety of traditional Indian dishes, as well as simplified pairings, offering options for both the newbie foodie and the curry connoisseur. Tikka Shack is a Masala Wok concept with both in-store and order online dining options.

An Arizona favorite, this restaurant’s goal is to provide each and every one of their guests a surreal dining experience. “We do not take any shortcuts in product preparation. Providing you outstanding service, quality food and great value is our objective. We offer the freshest ingredients in the market, often purchasing same-day,” according to the company. “We aim to source clean, seasonal and fair trade ingredients of the highest quality working with artisan producers who care about their craft as much as we do.” Some popular items are their soups, fresh toast and waffles, and fresh-squeezed orange juice made daily.

With its wide range of offerings, combined with its premiere location, The Shops at Norterra has become one of the area’s most popular lifestyle destinations. To learn more about The Shops at Norterra, visit Community members can be among the first to receive updates and information about new store openings, special events and promotions with the Norterra Newsletter. Sign up for the newsletter at