Arizona Mills” Multi-million Dollar Food Court Transformation Complete – “Food Hall by Villa” Now Open

“We invite guests of all ages to experience the new ‘Food Hall by Villa’ at Arizona Mills and take part in our charitable celebration that is especially relevant during back-to-school season,” said David Johnston, general manager at Arizona Mills. “Villa Enterprises has pulled out all of the stops to create a contemporary space and quick service variety that enhances Arizona Mills’ family appeal and adds to our unique brand of shopping, dining and entertainment found all under one air-conditioned roof.”

“We invite the whole community to join us Saturday, August 23rd in celebrating the Grand Opening of the new Food Hall at Arizona Mills,” said Andrew Steinberg, Villa Enterprises, senior vice president of business operations. “The new restaurants offer so many choices of menu items made from scratch including Villa’s famous Italian pizza and pastas, fresh salads, smoothies, and frozen yogurt at Green Leaf’s & Bananas, and Philly cheese steaks and more! We are also proud to support local nonprofit, Treasures 4 Teachers.”

“We wanted to create an upscale streetscape dining experience capturing the local flavors and architectural vernacular of Arizona,” said Adam Torine, senior vice president of business development, Villa Enterprises. “The new bright and inviting space offers a modern take on the dining environment and offers guests a diversity of menu offerings and choices.”

The “Food Hall by Villa ” rounds out Arizona Mills’ selection of family-friendly dining options including full-service restaurants Claim Jumper, Garcia’s and Rainforest Caf.

Also of note, Arizona Mills recently welcomed an impressive line-up of stores including first-in-market locations of U.S. Polo Assn. Factory Outlet, O’Neill, Hurley and Conn’s, as well as an expanded H&M and home dcor superstore At Home with EXPRESS Factory Outlet coming soon.

Further adding to the all ages appeal, Arizona Mills is home to attractions such as SEA LIFE Arizona, GameWorks, Harkins Luxury 25 Cinemas and a newly renovated Harkins IMAX Theatre.

Villa was founded 50 years ago and built its business on the strict loyalty to authentic old-world recipes that Michele Scotto brought with him from Naples, Italy. From the first pizzeria that opened in 1964 next to the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York, to their most recent restaurants at new Food Hall by Villa at Arizona Mills, that commitment to quality food and genuine hospitality is still the hallmark of Villa.

Arizona Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Arizona, provides the ultimate shopping experience with more than 175 outlet and value retail stores, including Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, bebe, American Eagle Outfitters, The Disney Store Outlet, G by GUESS, Gap Outlet, Kenneth Cole Company Store, Nike Clearance Store, Perry Ellis, Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria’s Secret. Shoppers also enjoy high-quality entertainment venues such as SEA LIFE Arizona, GameWorks, Harkins Luxury 25 Cinemas and a newly renovated Harkins IMAX Theatre, plus restaurants such as Claim Jumper, Garcia’s and Rainforest Cafe.

The Mills(R), a part of Simon, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).