Best Places Downtown for Back to School Shopping

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What’s a better way to start the school year off right than with some exciting new clothes to give you the confidence to take on the academic year! In this post we will be talking about some of our favorite places downtown to find clothing no matter your style.

(P.S sorry boys this post is focused on women’s clothing boutiques!)

 

Shoes & Such

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Do you want to walk onto campus with a spring in your step? Then head on down to Shoes & Such, which carries a variety of shoe brands ranging from Birkenstocks to Free People, so you’ll be sure to find your sole-mate! Not only that but with their large selection of clothing and jewelry you will be sure to find the perfect outfit for school!

Website: http://shoesandsuchshop.com/

Instagram: @shoesandsuchflagstaff

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SHOESandSUCH/

Address: 17 E Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 214-6355
Hours: 9AM–8PM

Basement Marketplace

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If you love to be on top of all the latest fashions Basement Marketplace is the place for you. This awesome space is filled to the brim with all types of the most fashionable clothes, shoes, and jewelry. You will bee sure to be the most stylish girl in your class.

Instagram: @basementmarketplace

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebasementmarketplace/

Address: 120 N. Leroux, In the Old Town Shops, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Hours: 9AM–9PM

Phone: (928) 556-3081

P.J. Chilcottage

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Are you a girly-girl at heart and like to make everyday, even a school day, an occasion? If so then P.J. Chilcottage will be a dream come true! This sweet little store carries dresses, tops, and jewelry that are brimming with florals, lace, and bright colors.

Instagram: @pjchilcottage

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thatsoapstore/

Address: 120 N. Leroux, In the Old Town Shops, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Hours: 9AM–9PM
Phone: (928) 774-0009

Sage Brush Trading Co.

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Would you consider yourself to be ‘boho chic’? With the help of Sage Brush Trading Co. you will be sure to find the perfect outfit for school. With their abundance of clothing, shoes, and jewelry you will be walking out with not only a bag full of goodies, but also a smile on your face.

Website: http://www.sagebrushtraders.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SageBrushTradingCo/

Address: 120 N. Leroux, In the Old Town Shops, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 773-1625
Hours: 9AM–9PM

Black Hound Gallerie

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Although not solely just a clothing store Black Hound Gallerie has such a  large selection of cool, funny  graphic t’s that will be sure to make your classmates laugh we felt that we couldn’t leave this awesome store of the list!

Instagram: @blackhoundgallerie

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackhoundgallerie/

Address: 120 N. Leroux, In the Old Town Shops, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 774-2323
Hours: 9AM–9PM

Rainbows End

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Do you like funky pieces that will be sure to make you stand out in school? Well Rainbows End will be sure to have something that will strike your fancy then. With their eclectic mix of shoes, clothing, and jewelry you will be sure to find something special.

Website: https://shoprainbowsend.com/

Instagram: @rainbowsendflagstaff

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rainbowsendflagstaff/

Address: 12 Historic Rte 66 #101, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 774-5535
Hours: 9AM–9PM

Mountain Sports

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Although its not too chilly yet fall and winter are just around the corner, and its never fun to be cold walking across campus, so it would be a good idea to head to Mountain Sports and pick up a warm Colombia jacket or a fuzzy Patagonia fleece to snuggle up in once the chilly weather hits.

Website: http://mountainsportsflagstaff.com/

Instagram: @mountainsportsflagstaff

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MountainSportsFlagstaff/

Address: 24 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Hours: 9AM–9PM
Phone: (928) 226-2885
No Basis in Reality
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New to the Flagstaff Scene is No Basis in Reality, a cool modern, minimalist boutique across the tracks! With a variety of unique clothing and jewelry that in make with the environment and animal cruelty in mind there is no reason not to stop by since its just a few minutes walk from NAU campus.
Instagram: @shopnewbasis
Address: 30 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 440-5171
Hours:11AM–8PM

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors!!!

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We’re halfway through our summer movie series and want to thank all of our sponsors who made Movies on the Square possible! Without our partners, we wouldn’t be able to host this free, fun community event every Saturday night! Please support our sponsors by liking and commenting on their social media pages and visiting their table the night of the event.

Presenting Sponsors: Nackard Pepsi, 92.9 KAFF Country, Eagle Mountain Construction, CertaPro Painters, Russ Lyon Sothey’s International Realty, and Miramonte Homes.

Silver Screen Sponsors: NAU, Coast & Mountain Properties, Flagstaff Airport and Flagstaff Library, Flagstaff Visitor Center, Babbitt Ford and National Park Service.

Individual Movie Sponsors: NBAZ, Click Co+work, Grand Canyon Youth, Second Chance, Angel’s Care Home Health, FUSD, David Stephens Realty, Fratelli’s Pizza, City of Flagstaff Recreation Division, Nestle Purina, and Karma Sushi Bar & Grill.

 

4th of July Weekend in Downtown Flagstaff

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Tomorrow is the start of 4th of July weekend, and since Flagstaff was voted the 4th best place in the US to spend the 4th of July why not don some red, white, and blue and head downtown! Below is a day-by-day breakdown of all the activities and events that are sure to make this weekend one for the books!!

Friday, July 1st:

5-9pm: First Friday ArtWalk

Saturday, July 2nd:

9am- 6pm: 10th Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park

11am- 4pm: Flagstaff Arizona Wine Festival

4-10pm: Movies on the Square: “The Sandlot”

  • Located in Heritage Square this event is free for all ages and includes: crafts, games, food, and pre-movie live music by Dave Stilley and Friends.

Sunday, July 3rd

9am- 6pm: 10th Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park

11am- 4pm: Flagstaff Arizona Wine Festival

10am- 2pm: 3rd Annual Babbitt Ford Classic Car Show

  • This classic car show will feature Ford vehicles from 1912 – 2016.  Live music from Slim Jim and the Car Thieves, food and drinks too!  11 E. Verde.  All ages.  Free.

4TH OF JULY:

9am- 12pm: Greater Flagstaff Chamber 4th of July Parade

  • Get there early to get prime curbside seating to watch this beloved Flagstaff tradition!

9am- 4pm: 10th Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park

11am- 4pm: Flagstaff Arizona Wine Festival

Our Top 9 Favorite ‘Late Night’ Eats in Downtown Flagstaff

With summer-time weather now in full swing, those in Flagstaff no longer have to take cover once night hits to escape the cold. That means balmy late nights where you can hit the town, and what is a better way to end your night then with some food!! In this week’s post we will be counting down our top 9 favorite places downtown where food is being served past 9 p.m.

Gringodillas

Hours:

Mon – Tue: 9:00pm – 2:30am

Wed – Sat: 9:00pm – 3:00am

Sun: 9:00pm – 2:30am

The 1st Food Truck in Flagstaff, Gringodillas, is known for it yummy gourmet Quesadillas and Hot Dogs. Located in the alley way by Flag Brew its the perfect place to grab a bite and enjoy the warm summer’s night.

 

Sosoba

Hours:

Mon – Wed: 11:00am – 12:00am

Thu – Sat: 11:00am – 2:00am

Sun: 11:00am – 12:00am

When wanting something to eat late at night with some Asian Flare Sosoba is the place to go. They are known for their noodle bowls, but don’t forget to also check out their ‘shares’, which include some unique options like the pork and kimchi tostada. They also have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options as well!

 

The Aspen Deli

Hours:

Mon – Thu: 7:30am – 5:00pm

Fri: 7:30am – 12:00am

Sat: 11:00am – 12:00am

Have a late night hankering for a sandwich or salad? The Aspen Deli is the perfect late night place to fill that craving! Even better they deliver for free within 2 miles of their location.

 

McMillan

Hours:

Mon – Thu: 11:00am – 12:00am

Fri – Sun: 11:00am – 2:00am

McMillian’s late night menu is a schmorgesborg of options, such as posole, hot wings, southwest poutine, and hummus. So no matter what your in the mood for the McMillan is sure to have something that will tickle your fancy.

 

FLG Terroir

Hours: 

Mon – Thu: 4:00pm – 12:00am

Fri: 4:00pm – 1:00am

Sat: 11:00am – 1:00am

Sun: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Everyone enjoys having a relaxing night sipping wine in some mood lighting, but Flag Terroir offers more than just the perfect late night atmosphere, they also offer treats such as oysters, ice cream, a cheese plate, and many other options.

 

The Commerce

Hours:

Thu – Sat: 5:00pm – 2:00am

Sun: 5:00pm – 12:00am

The Commerce a relative new comer to the downtown Flagstaff scene shouldn’t be overlooked when trying to find a late night bite to eat. They serve an array of salads and sandwiches, our personal favorite being the Croque Madame.

Uptown Pubhouse

Hours:

Mon – Wed: 1:00pm – 1:00am

Thur – Sat: 1:00pm – 2:00am

Sun: 1:00pm – 12:00am

Uptown has a brand new menu that is worth checking out. Their authentic Irish dishes and outdoor patio are a sure way to make any late night meal satisfying. They even have whiskey paired dishes on the menu. Yum!

Shift

Hours:

Wed – Thu: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Fri – Sat: 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Sun: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Want to have some fancy food with a casual dining experience? Check out Shift, they offer an array of gourmet dishes to share like their delicious asparagus served with brassicas, yogurt, and preserved lemon.

 

Karma Sushi

Hours:

Sun – Wed: 11am – 10pm

Thur – Sat: 11am – 11pm

With a recently updated menu that includes some tasty ramen options and a reverse happy hour from 9:00pm to close Karma is always going to be a good choice for a late night nibble.

4 Free Summer Activities in Downtown Flagstaff

Summer has finally arrived in Flagstaff!! With the temperature rising and the days getting longer it’s the perfect time to get outside and explore all the things that Downtown Flagstaff has to offer. On a budget? We’ve made a list of our top 4 favorite summer activities to do in Flagstaff that won’t break the bank.

1) Movies on the Square:

Movies of the Square has been a Flagstaff tradition throughout the years. Every Saturday at dusk Heritage Square comes alive with pajama-clad families, arms filled with blankets, to find the perfect spot on the steps of the square to watch a fun family film. If the little ones are getting restless before the movie starts there are hula hoops, giant Jenga, and board games to keep them entertained. Still not sold that this is the perfect way for your family to spend their Saturday night? There is also a concession stand that sells everything from Ice Cream Sandwiches to the oh so yummy Fratelli’s Pizza!

2) Flagstaff Community Market:

Are you a foodie at heart? Do you want to support local farmers? If you answered yes to either of these questions then the Flagstaff Community Market is the perfect place for you to spend your Sunday mornings. Starting at 8 am local independent farmers open up business and sell an assortment of local produced foods and goods. Not into cooking? Don’t worry the Market has multiple vendors selling pre-made treat to nosh on as you roam the market such as crepes, lavender lemonade, and tamales!

3) Flagstaff Urban Flea Market:

Held every second Saturday of the month the Flagstaff Urban Flea Market is the perfect place to search for a unique bauble or a piece of clothing to spice up your wardrobe! Starting at 9:00 am the Vendors open up shop in the City Hall parking lot to sell an array of items such as records, antiques, bicycles, gems and minerals, handmade woodwork and leatherwork, ceramics, soaps, vintage clothing, household goods, jewelry, and upcycled goods.

4) Kids Squared:

Wanna get the kids involved in some summer activities such as a Dance class or a Pottery Workshop? Bring them down to Heritage Square every Saturday from 10-11:00 am for some fun, interactive activities created for children ages 2-12. This activities may be better suited for older or younger kids based off the week, so be sure to check the link below for a full calendar of Kids Squared!

http://www.flagstaff365.com/event/detail/441918498/Kids_Squared5) Self Trail:

Mother’s Day – Treat Mom Downtown

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th, and that’s right around the corner!  Looking to treat Mom to something special?  We have you covered with great ideas for gifts, eats and specials that will please Mom – guaranteed!


OUR TOP PICKS TO BRUNCH & MUNCH

Shift  –  Shift is offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch from 9am-2pm on Sunday. Their charming and intimate atmosphere, along with interactive chef’s counter, and seasonally driven American menu will be memorable! Their brunch menu will include items like Bread Pudding, Donut Holes, and a Lamb Leg Breakfast Sandwich. [107 North San Francisco St, Suite 2, (928) 440-5135]

Aspen Deli  –  Aspen Deli will be celebrating moms on SATURDAY, May 7th. All day, they will be offering a ‘Buy One Get One’ for moms and their kid(s). Mom and any age child will be able to dine-in or carry-out and enjoy a meal together. [20 N Beaver St., (928) 556-8629]

Majerle’s  –  On Sunday, Majerle’s will be offering $3 “Mom”mosas Mother’s Day Special. Stop by, let mom enjoy a drink (or two), and maybe grab a bite to eat too. [102 Historic Rte 66, (928) 774-6463]

GIFTS & SPECIALS FOR MOM

Blendz Winery  –  Blendz Winery & Bar is teaming up with Fire on the Mountain Hand Blown Glass Studio to gift a Mother’s Day Wine Basket. Choose from THREE different options, $65 – $80 (based on the wine chosen), which includes two hand blown stemless wine glasses along with Mom’s favorite wine with a custom label. Send them your favorite photo and your special message to mom! [Available now at Blendz and Fire on the Mountain Studio]. [21 E Aspen Ave, (928) 779-6445]

Fizzy Bella Bath Boutique  –  Bring the spa to Mom and pamper her with all-natural and handcrafted skin and body care products made here in Downtown Flagstaff. Fizzy Bella is offering 10% off from now until Mother’s Day (excludes gift certificates). Mom will love their bath fizzies and whipped shea body butter! [17 N Leroux St., (928) 774-1717]

The Golden Hive  –  Surprise Mom with beeswax rose candles and organic skincare products made with beeswax! The Golden Hive is offering 15% off of those products for Mother’s Day! [8 W Route 66, (928) 440-5030]

Artists Gallery  –  Come in and enjoy the art while mom sips on punch and eats cake to celebrate the day. Artists Gallery wanted to offer something a little different for Mom to enjoy, and what better than art and cake! [17 N San Francisco St., (928) 773-0958]

Mountain Sports Flagstaff  –  Mountain Sports is selling $5 raffle tickets to win a $880 Jay McCormick bracelet and pendant. That would make quite the gift for Mom on Mother’s Day and it’s such a deal! [24 N San Francisco St., (928) 226-2885]

Aspen Sports  –  All day on Sunday, Aspen Sports is offering Moms 20% off in the store. Perfect chance to get gear for the Summer months and adventures ahead. [15 N San Francisco St., (928) 779-1935]

Babbitt’s Backcountry  -  At Babbitt’s on Mother’s Day when you buy two paris of Smartwool socks, you get a third pair free! [12 E Aspen Ave, (928) 774-4775]

TRADITIONAL TREATS FOR MOM

Sutcliffe Floral  -  What’s a Mother’s Day without flowers? Sutcliffe Floral will be designing bouquets and delivering beautiful blooms to Mom all week, so get your orders in now or stop by and pick something out yourself. [111 N Beaver St., (928) 774-0670]

The Sweet Shoppe & Nut House AND Flagstaff Chocolate Company  -  Get something just as sweet as Mom at one of our downtown candy shops. Both The Sweet Shoppe and Flagstaff Chocolate Company have handmade chocolates and candies that any mom with a sweet tooth will enjoy. [Sweet Shoppe: 15 E Aspen Ave, (928) 213-9000; Chocolate Company: 120 N Leroux St., (928) 779-5611]

Earth Day Passport 2016

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 11.47.07 AMGet ready to sip, taste and shop Downtown Flagstaff this Saturday! Grab your walking shoes for a self-guided tour visiting over 15 businesses offering treats, discounts and special offers. The specials below are good all day Saturday, April 23 – so plan your course now and discover what Downtown businesses are offering.

Stop by the Earth Day event taking place at Heritage Square from 9am – 4pm and visit the participating businesses. For each purchase, you will receive a sticker. Earn 3 or more stickers and you will be entered to win gift certificates to Downtown businesses or passes to an upcoming show at the Orpheum Theater. Anyone can participate!!

*Passports available at participating businesses or print it here – Earth Day Passport*

Arizona Handmade Gallery- Glass blown Earth balls for $25.

Aspen Sports- 20% off Camelback insulated stainless steel bottles.

Babbitt’s Backcountry Outfitters- 15% off any water bottle.

Barefoot Cowgirl’s BooksDiscount on Barefoot Cowgirl canvas bags.

Collins Irish Pub & Grill- FREE mini vegetarian nachos with the purchase of 2 regular entrees and 2 beverages.

Fizzy Bella Bath Boutique- Save 10% on all Fair Trade, Escama Studio handbags, Antonym Cosmetics and vegan brushes. Also a FREE vegan lip balm with any $25 purchase (excludes Pine Forest). Receive a FREE Fizzy Bella ChicoBag with any $100 or more purchase. This bag will get you 10% off any purchase when brought back.

Flagstaff Soap Co.- Offering a “Planet Earth” shea butter soap, as well as 10% off all bar soap that contains the color green.

Flagstaff Sports Exchange- Free Pedego test rides, coupons and discounts for Flagstaff Sports Exchange.

Flagstaff Visitors Center- FREE reusable bags provided by the City’s Sustainability Program and 10% discount in the gift shop.

Gallyvant- Pick up a FREE sample of raw black soap and 20% off all Fair Trade items.

The Golden Hive- Repurpose your used containers and make them into beeswax candles for only $1 per ounce including wick.

Incahoots Vintage Clothing & Costumes- 22% off sustainable vintage items when you pledge to do a new Earth friendly practice.

Majerle’s Sports Grill- $3.00 local beer special.

Monsoon- Kids under 8 eat for free with the purchase of 1 “Earth Day” entree and beverage.

Mountain Sports Flagstaff- 20% off all S’well insulated stainless steel reusable bottles.

Peace Surplus- 10% off any hydration items.

Rainbow’s End- Bring in a reusable bag and receive 25% off one item.

Shoes & Such- 30% off Bungalow360 handbags.

☘St. Patrick’s Day Festivities☘

Want to spend St. Patrick’s Day the Irish way? We have the scoop on what’s happening downtown March 17th.

Collin’s Irish Pub & Grill

Head over to Collin’s for an Irish celebration this St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy Irish dishes, green beer, and the famed Irish band, The Knockabouts. March 17th at 6:00pm.

Uptown Pubhouse

Come down this Saint Patrick’s day and check out Flagstaff’s newest Irish band, The Trouble With Whiskey. Check out the drink specials and the best entertainment in Downtown Flagstaff all night long. March 17th at 6:30pm.

Dark Sky Brewing Company

This one is for the ladies who love craft beer. 1/2 off TasterBoards, 1/2 off 32oz Crowlers & Howlers to-go, and 10% off all merchandise! (But only if you’re wearing green!) Prizes for  the most festive St. Patrick’s Day costumes! March 17th at 6:00pm.

SouthSide Tavern

Want some Irish treats? Get yourself some green beer, Irish whiskey, and corned beef and cabbage. There will be a DJ, along with giveaways, and a good time. March 17th at 3:00pm.

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Our Top 4 Picks for Sweet Treats Downtown

We all have that occasional (or constant) sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied. Downtown Flagstaff is not lacking in places to fulfill that craving, but we have found some sweet gems hidden downtown. So here are our top four picks!

Pizzicletta’s Gelato

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Tourist Home’s Sweet Treats

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Cuvee 928

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What’s better a way of finishing your meal than with a delicious dessert? Cuvee 928 has Lavender Creme Brulee and Earl Grey Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles that are simple with a unique twist of flavors. http://cuvee928winebar.com/sweets/

 

 

The Mayor’s Dessert Menu

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Dew Downtown Flagstaff Winter Festival

The 5th Annual Dew Downtown Flagstaff Winter Festival is back, bigger, and better, this Saturday, January 30th! From 10am-6pm, bring the family and all your friends and enjoy everything new going on in the heart of downtown Flagstaff. Then on Sunday from 8am-4pm, the ski and snowboard competition moves up onto the mountain to take place at Arizona Snowbowl. http://www.dewdowntownwinterfestival.com/

The downtown Flagstaff streets will be filled with snow and there will be amusements for everyone. This year the Dew Downtown Flagstaff Winter Festival has transformed. Aspen street will be filled with snow, where dog sled demonstrations will take place and you will be able to try out snowshoeing!

In the heart of downtown, at Heritage Square, there will be free gourmet s’mores and hot cocoa, crafts for the kids, a photo booth, pictures and singing with Elsa and Anna, and bounce house amusements. This will definitely be the place to take a break between skating and skiing.

Skating rink on San Francisco street? Yes! Come skate on the streets of downtown Flagstaff for the first time ever! There will also be a vendor village and beer garden for you to visit on your way to Snowzilla! Snowzilla is a 3-story inflatable slide will tower over downtown. There will also be a snow play area for kids, along with snowboard lessons for kids 8 and under. Don’t worry though, there will be ski lessons and snow bikes for everyone else at the top of San Francisco street!

January 30th, 10am-6pm, we will plan on seeing you at the 5th Annual Dew Downtown Flagstaff Winter Festival in the heart of downtown. You won’t want to miss out on all the new and exciting things being offered!