The Perfect “Union” to Open at Biltmore Fashion Park

18 Independent entrepreneurs bring new flavor to iconic shopping center

Biltmore Fashion Park

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th

Biltmore Fashion Park, the iconic open-air destination located in the heart of one of Phoenix’s most established neighborhoods, a new take on this is UNION – an inspired collection of local, independent retailers gathered under one roof.

With 18 different concepts coming together in a single 7,200 square foot building located on the east end of the shopping center next to Stingray Sushi and Seasons 52, UNION will offer a shopping experience within a shopping experience and unlike anything you would expect. In a design that marries industrial chic to softer elements of warm, reclaimed woods, custom- designed chandeliers and lots of natural light, UNION is sure to be a singular draw for shoppers.

UNION will offer a mix of small, distinctive boutiques ranging in size from 200-500 square feet, as well as the new casual eatery that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, Trattoria del Piero from Queen Creek Olive Mill.

Central to the UNION experience is a 750 square-foot outdoor patio that will be activated with live music, chef demonstrations, tastings and even a twice monthly farmers market. On our opening weekend, guests can expect to see live music all weekend, trunk shows, cookbook signings, gift with purchases and children’s activities.

We invite the entire community to enjoy the cooler temps and celebrate with us as we officially open UNION on Friday, November 9th at 10 a.m. through Sunday, November 11th. Throughout the entire weekend we will celebrating with various fashionable and family events such as complimentary makeup touch-ups from Citrine Natural Beauty Bar to a meet and greet with Sam Chung, pottery expert on Saturday from 11a-3pm. On Sunday, we will host a Farmer’s Market from 12-4pm as well as welcome All Yo- Yo, the street team will share yo-yo tricks to the young and old and Whoopie Baking Company will have a whoopie pie demonstration from 1-2pm.

More information on the 18 unique concepts:
Bonafide Goods
is a new concept from Greg Eveloff of The Clotherie.  Offering a modern interpretation of classic American men’s clothing, hats and accessories, it also will house Phoenix’s first micro-haberdashery.

British Bicycle Company will carry a wide assortment beautiful, unique high-quality bicycles and accessories  from England. 

Citrine Natural Beauty Bar, will offer discerning beauty and makeup buffs all natural, organic skincare and beauty products and custom fragrances for those who love to pamper their skin naturally without harsh chemicals or parabens. Citrine will carry exclusive lines and favorites such as REN, Jane Iredale and Kai fragrances beloved by celebrities.

Customatic.com brings together years of experience designing and building great architecture, furniture and interior items to create custom pieces for the modern home.

Oils and Olives by Queen Creek Olive Mill will offer its popular branded products.  Customers can explore the vast selection of signature extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, stuffed olives, and tapenades along with bath and body products made with extra virgin olive oil, daily fresh baked breads and a unique selection of other local treasures.

For the People is a modern gift and home accessories store with a focus on functional design. Featuring brands such as Alessi, the store will give customers access to great lifestyle design products and give talented designers an exciting venue to show and sell their work.

Frances & Charlie Newsstand will offer unique, hand-selected gifts including jewelry, candles, paper goods and books, as well as a variety of magazines, newspapers and specialty publications featuring fashion, design, art, living and global news.  

Lilly is a vintage-inspired women’s boutique  offering  the latest fashion apparel, celebrity jewelry lines, chic and unique housewares, distinctive gifts, handbags, accessories and much more.

Me Myself & Eye is a sunglass boutique that pushes the boundaries of expectation, self-expression and individuality by offering the highest quality of fashion-forward sunglasses, readers and accessories. Operated by the owners of Sassy Glasses Optical Boutique, Me Myself & Eye offers the same superior customer service as its parent store with a focus on unique sunglasses and readers.

Paris Envy will offer a collection of handcrafted vintage and vintage-inspired home furnishings, décor and accessories.  From Zinc kitchen tables to crystal chandeliers, Paris Envy offers a diverse mix of specialty items including candles, jewelry and special gift items.

R & R Surplus carries women’s active wear that can be worn on the street or in the studio.  These relaxed yet fashionable clothes are from the creators of Fitigues.

Royal Coffee will open a second location at Biltmore, brewing their popular roasts alongside a selection of fresh pastries

Smeeks will bring their assortment of sweet treats and toys to UNION, offering the best old-time favorites – from handcrafted lollipops, toffee, caramels and marshmallows to yo-yos and shrinky-dinks. 

Trattoria del Piero will bring to UNION the dedication and passion for good food found at del Piero at the Mill. Featuring all new simple and delicious sandwiches and salads, the menu will include the famous Kalamata sandwich as well as signature cocktails.  Using family recipes, handcrafted extra virgin olive oils and the best local and seasonal ingredients, del Piero has garnered both local and national acclaim and was featured on the Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate” in 2010. The menu exemplifies a dedication to delicious, healthy and uncomplicated food. Trattoria del Piero will serve breakfast and lunch and a full service restaurant for the evenings complimented by a full bar.

Whoopie Baking Company will bring their signature whoopie pies in assorted flavors such as Spicy Pumpkin, Mimosa, Sweet & Salty and Peanut Butter Cup to UNION, as well as sell the specialty ingredients related to the sweet treats including salted caramel and marshmallow fluff. Dog lovers can pick up a special treat–woofie pies for their beloved canine companions.

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