Some interesting businesses debuting here in 2023

Mini golf with a twist will tee off at Scottsdale Quarter when Puttshack makes its long-awaited opening. (Special to the Progress)

Several businesses will be toasting new beginnings in Scottsdale in 2023, which is full of soft openings and ribbon cuttings. Here are some that are coming to Scottsdale this year.

Arboleda

Translated to English as the Spanish word for “Grove,” Arboleda will open its first location in Scottsdale Quarter in the former space of Kona Grill on Jan. 20. 

Arboleda will feature cuisine traditionally served along the coasts of Spain, Italy, Greece, and Morocco crafted by longtime friends and colleagues whose resumes include working under esteemed chef Wolfgang Puck: Mitchell Rosenthal, Steven Rosenthal and Björn Kock. 

Joining the trio as the executive chef of Arboleda is Evan Gotanda – a Le Cordon Bleu graduate who launched his career working under some of the best chefs in Los Angeles before making a name for himself as the former Chef de Cuisine at Salt House restaurants.

Arboleda is located at 15345 N. Scottsdale Road. Info: arboledaaz.com, 480-701-1007.

Banner Sports Medicine

Banner Sports Medicine is slated to open in the forthcoming mixed-use complex Riverwalk at Talking Stick. 

Once completed, the 80,000-square-foot center located off of loop 101 and Talking Stick Way will serve athletes at all levels, from youth to professionals, becoming a one-stop destination offering numerous sports medicine services and specialists. An address, phone number, and website have yet to be announced. 

Body Politik

Body Politik is among the latest fitness establishments to swing into Scottsdale. It focuses on Lagree Fitness –  a low-impact, high-intensity, full-body conditioning class done on spring-loaded tension machines known as Megaformer and Microformer machines. 

Body Politik will also be launching Versa climber fitness classes later this month on stationary climber machines that offer a high-energy, low-impact cardio workout set to lively, up-tempo music. 

Body Politik is located at 8870 N. 90th St. Info: body-politik.com, 480-270-6642. First-time classes are $15. 

DraftKings Sportsbook 

With the ground broken and the project approved by City Council, TPC Sportsbook is on pace to open by this fall. 

The 390-seat sports betting establishment will serve as the front door to the WM Open each year offering 12 beers on tap, domestic fare, and a selection of mixed drinks. Among the amenities at DraftKings are 3,400 square feet of video walls and screens, an outdoor/patio area with video screens, VIP cabanas, and fire pits.

The sportsbook will also be outfitted with approximately 40 sports betting kiosks and 7 ticket windows. 

Info: tpc.com/scottsdale/draftkings-sportsbook. 480-585-4334

Life Time Fitness

As perhaps the biggest addition to Scottsdale Fashion Square’s luxury wing renovation, Life Time Fitness will open its seventh location in the valley and the second at a Macerich property in the Valley. 

The 3-level, 40,000-square-foot Life Time will open adjacent to the entrance to the Luxury Wing, Scottsdale Fashion Square's dedicated luxury wing featuring studios for programs like cycling, group fitness, and yoga. Capping off the project is a rooftop beach club and other amenities including a bar. 

Info: 480-791-0635, Lifetime.life

Jo Jo’s Shake Bar

Shoppers and guests walking about Scottsdale Quarter this year may have to do a double take when they witness the customers indulging in the grandiose milkshakes that will be served by Jo Jo’s Shake Bar. 

Jo Jo’s Shake Bar has already taken the nation by storm with locations in Illinois and Detroit but it will make its west coast debut later this year when it fills the space vacated by Stingray Sushi. 

In addition to serving over-the-top milkshakes decorated with slices of cake, whole cookies, candy and other sweet treats, Jo Jo’s Shake Bar is also renowned for its cookie flights and onion ring towers. 

Info: Jojosshakebar.com

Pickle and Social

The fastest-growing game in the nation has no signs of slowing down anytime soon and Georgia-based Pickle and Social is using that momentum to expand its brand westward with a massive location at the new 22-acre mixed-use complex The Sydney, off 90th street and the Loop 101. 

Not only will Pickle and Social include four outdoor and eight indoor pickleball courts, but it will also feature a 7,500 square-foot full-service restaurant and bar, a rooftop bar, a 2,500 square-foot Fairway Fieldhouse where guests will enjoy access to four Full Swing simulators, a private bar, an outdoor putting green and a 3,000 square-foot green space equipped with an ACL Cornhole Yard, yard games and a 30-foot outdoor live music stage.  

Info: Pickleandsocial.com

Puttshack 

The world's first and only upscale, tech-infused miniature golf experience is set to tee off at Scottsdale Quarter this year when Puttshack opens its doors later this year after the project fell victim to several construction delays. 

The over 25,000-square foot two-story space will feature four courses for guests to compete powered by the brand’s Trackaball technology — which keeps score for guests as they play. 

Adding to the ante, the space will also include food from a menu inspired by some of the most popular dishes from around the world and a full cocktail bar. 

Puttshack is located at 15059 N. Scottsdale Road. Info: puttshack.com/locations/Scottsdale.

The Italiano

Joey Maggiore and The Maggiore Group are again paying homage to their Italian heritage with a new casual, elegant Italian restaurant called “The Italiano.” 

Located off of Shea Boulevard and 92nd Street, the restaurant will serve regional Italian cuisine and cocktails and add a wow factor by offering interactive tableside service including an antipasto cart and dishes that guests can modify. 

Info: TheItaliano.com.

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