The Pet Club 

The place for all your furry and feathered friends, Pet Club has moved from 40th St. and Thomas to their own building on the southwest corner of 36th St. and Indian School Road. Started in Apache Junction in 1982, Pet Club now has locations all across the Valley that offer anything and everything for pet care, from products and nutrition to grooming and vet services. For more: thepetclub.com.  

Donut Stop Believing 

“The concept and name came from my personal abduction…let’s just say the vision has been crystal clear since that experience,” said David Ventura, Chief Alien Officer at Alien Donuts. The shop, which opened in December 2018, is the first for Ventura and his gang. Donuts range from classic sprinkle to the cereal donut – topped with Lucky Charms – to the “Alien Ice” donut. The shop also offers ice cream and “Rocket” shakes. Located on Stetson Blvd. in Old Town, these donuts are out of this world. For more: aliendonuts.com.  

Hopi Grand Opening 

Hopi Elementary will be hosting a grand opening celebration and dedication ceremony on Wednesday, February 6 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Family, friends, and neighbors are welcome to tour the new campus, enjoy refreshments, and watch the dedication ceremony presented by Dr. John Kriekard, the SUSD superintendent. There will be bricks from the old building and photo books of the previous campus available for sale. Hopi is located at 5110 E. Lafayette Blvd. in Arcadia. 

Relax, Revive, Rejuvenate 

A new nail bar has opened at the Scottsdale Waterfront on Camelback Road. Ziva Nail Bar offers not only your classic nail treatments, but also facials, massages, foot reflexology, eyelash extensions, microblading, and hair removal. Ziva also does manicures and pedicures in their kids spa. Massages include Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone and prenatal, and there are packages available so you can do all of your pampering in one spot. For more: zivaarizona.com.  

Bites and Views

Opened in late 2018, Lou’s Bar and Grill is the latest grub hub for the Papago Park Golf Course. Named after auto tycoon Lou Grubb, the bar and grill is located inside the clubhouse, with an easy-order window in case you need to stop for a snack during your round of golf. “Even though we’re at a golf course, we’re not your typical golf course restaurant,” said Brian Cooper, executive chef of Lou’s. “We are a community restaurant where diners can watch sports, have a few cocktails at happy hour or simply have a great family meal.” For more: lousbarandgrill.com.

The Doctor Is In 

Arcadia Orthopedics and Sports Medicine welcomes Dr. Jeff McAlister to the practice located on 36th St. just north of Indian School. Dr. McAlister specializes in foot and ankle reconstructive surgeries, such as fusions, total ankle replacements, and bunion corrections. Dr. McAlister is the first foot specialist at Arcadia Orthopedics. The practice treats all major joints, sports injuries and orthopedic and podiatric conditions.  

Neighborhood Meeting 

Arcadia’s 32nd Annual Neighborhood Meeting event will be held Saturday, March 2, from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3641 N. 56th St. This meeting is a way for Arcadians to get together and address concerns in the neighborhood with elected officials and city representatives. On deck for this year’s meeting is the Camelback Mountain Preserve Park, final design for the 56th Street Improvement Project, re-development of Camel Square, and Arcadia preservation concerns. Coffee, juice, bagels, pastries, fruit, and smoothies will be provided. For more: acmna.org.  

Project Pawpcorn 

Your movie popcorn is getting a makeover. Old Town Scottsdale welcomed Ollie Pop, a gourmet popcorn shop, in November 2018. Located on 5th Ave. and Marshall Way, Ollie Pop got its name from the owner’s puppy, who is also the Chief Barking Officer. Ollie Pop shares 10 percent of its proceeds with local animal charities. You’ll be helping a cause and snacking with flavors like amaretto, sour cream and onion, unicorn, and buffalo wing. For more: olliepopcorn.com.  

Adoriamo La Pizza 

Fellow Osteria & Pizzeria just opened a location near Scottsdale Road and McDowell. The creators behind Clever Koi and Across the Pond restaurant reveal their latest project, a lunch and dinner craft cocktail bar. Opened in December 2018, the pizzeria offers classic Italian dishes, as well as a coffee bar, grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, and gourmet ice cream. For more: fellowosteria.com.  

Color Me Creative

If you’re looking for a different way to let your artistic side show, look no further than Color Me Mine. The pottery and paint studio opened its newest location at Biltmore Fashion Park on Camelback Road in mid-November of 2018. Guests can pick a piece to paint with their own imagination and ideas, or attend one of the painting classes offered. For more: colormemine.com.  

pamper yourself

Prose nail bar opened late January at Kachina Village Shopping Center, on the northwest corner of Indian School and 32nd St. Prose is all about loving your hands and feet. CEO Dave Crisalli says, “After listening to and learning from countless hands, feet, fingers, and toes (and their thankful owners), I concluded that these little workhorses deserve better.”  Manicures and pedicures are available, along with memberships for frequent visitors. For more: myprose.com