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Glendale boasts a wonderful variety of high quality shopping and dining experiences. From rare and unusual antique treasures found only in Arizona, to Glendale's super regional mall filled with famous names familiar in all parts of the world, Glendale offers entertainment for any age group.

New discoveries await shoppers in beautiful Downtown Glendale - Arizona's Antique Capital. Recently Glendale was named by USA Today as one of the 10 best places to shop for antiques in the country. If history, character and the charm of yesteryear sound intriguing, revisit Downtown's "Old Towne" and "Historic Catlin Court" shopping districts. Historic Catlin Court Shops District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a beautiful collection of restored Craftsman bungalows now housing stores filled with crafts, dolls, jewelry, collectibles and tea houses. Old Towne greets visitors with original 100-year-old storefronts, colorful awnings, benches, brick sidewalks and gaslights lining the avenues.

graphicShop more than 90 antique stores, specialty shops and restaurants, all within easy walking distance of the shady town square. Don't feel like walking? Ride through the shaded streets on the Glendale Town Trolley. Tour Cerreta Candy Company, a Willy Wonka playland, offering daily tours and delicious samples! Chances are, in this eclectic mix of classic antiques, collectibles, furniture, primitives, Americana, home accessories, bath and body care, art, jewelry, crafts and more, you'll uncover treasures impossible to leave behind.

For a special dining experience in Downtown, make reservations at Glendale's interactive murder mystery dinner theater, a German pub and outdoor biergarten, quaint tea houses, an Italian pizzeria, Mexican and American fare or one of Downtown's charming outdoor cafes.

For a more contemporary, fast-paced, power-shopping excursion, meet the Bell Road Corridor, a retail shopping mecca in north Glendale that has experienced a development explosion over the past seven years. At the core is the 1.3 million-square-foot, 150 store Arrowhead Towne Center mall, and neighboring power centers featuring major national department, specialty, discount and warehouse retailers, sure to satisfy the most scrutinizing shoppers.

After shopping or to take a break from work, recuperate at one of many restaurants that compliment the Arrowhead area retail mix. Fine to casual dining establishments cover every corner, featuring national chains as well as local and regional favorites. Retail activity in the Northwest Valley is among the hottest in the state, evidenced by the fact that national chain stores and restaurants on Bell Road regularly outperform their counterparts in other Valley locations. For more information on shopping and dining in Glendale, visit tour.glendaleaz.org or www.glendaleazchamber.org.

 

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