Business booming at Glendale's Westgate


by Jaime Cerreta

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Posted on September 12, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 12 at 6:49 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz.-- Westgate in Glendale is leaving its tussle with foreclosure in the dust. 

A new business called iStar acquired the entertainment district in 2011 and has since pumped a million dollars into the area. 

The new Westgate has more fountains and green spaces, and that’s attracting new business just in time for football season.  

Buffalo Wild Wings, Whiskey Rose, IT’SUGAR, and Razzleberriez all opened their doors within the last month. 

“We get tens of thousands of people who come out here on the way to the game,” said Westgate Development Manager Jeff Teetsel. 

The owner of Whiskey Rose, Jeremy Curry, wanted to be front and center at Westgate.  His country bar and grill faces the WaterDance dancing fountains.

“We are lucky enough that Westgate allowed us to be in this suite because we can do live music,” Curry said. 

IT’SUGAR is filled with candy from top to bottom and big and small.  You can find old classics like rock chocolate to oversized gummy bears.  

Razzleberriez features self serve frozen yogurt and even homemade salted caramel.  

Buffalo Wild Wings is showing off its new “stadium” design.  The layout is the first in Arizona and one of only five in the United States.  

Westgate is expecting Terminix to move in Oct. 1, which will give Westgate businesses a captive lunch crowd. 

For the first time, Westgate is partnering with the Arizona Cardinals for pre-game parties.  Every home game, Westgate will have live music, fan activities, and the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders will be signing autographs.