So, what’s new? In Sedona this summer, the answer is: neighbors. “Open for Business” banners are unfurling all around us, and an eclectic group of newcomers are putting out Welcome mats and taking their places in the Sedona community.
On the following pages, we’ll introduce you to new stops on the local scene you may not yet have had a chance to discover. Some are the result of big construction projects – anyone who’s driven on 89A in West Sedona for the past year has watched the luxury hotel/spa Rouge rise piece by piece. And high-profile retail expansion with a local flavor proceeds at Tlaquepaque’s Patio del Norte and Tequa Phase III. But there are also quieter arrivals, like The Well Red Coyote, a haven for people who love to read – always a good sign in our book. We’ve got new facilities dedicated to healing, both academic (Ringing Rocks Foundation) and hands-on (BR Clinic), and startups ranging from the simplicity of nature – be it animal at Out of Africa or vegetable at the Farmers Market – to whiz-bang high tech (The Whaz). Get to know them all here, then go say hello – and tell ’em we sent ya!
Patio del Norte at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
336 Hwy 179
A second-story pedestrian deck with a view, a new reception room for private functions – to be called La Sala Milagros (Room of Miracles) – and two new ground-floor retail spaces – Kuivato Glass Gallery and Taylor Fine Art from Tubac are moving in – headline the new construction in Tlaquepaque’s North Patio, set to open in the fall. The design calls for a large, dramatic entry point near the center aligned with the existing fountain in the courtyard, and will improve access to Tlaquepaque’s plaza by adding a large passageway to the two existing small entrances, which will be retained. The pedestrian deck on the second floor will look out onto the fountain below, and provide a rare Tlaquepaque sightline of distant red rocks (Thunder Mountain). The terrace will compensate for space lost to the construction downstairs, maintaining capacity for public events. Stairways and a new elevator will provide access to the terrace and existing second story retailers.
Ringing Rocks Foundation
1890 W. Hwy 89A
What insights did the Bushmen in Nimibia, the Navajo, the Guarani of the Amazon, the Shakers of St. Vincent, and the Faith Healers of Brazil to name just a few, have into healing? Preserving traditional wisdom before practitioners pass away is the mission of this organization, whose new headquarters here will feature a gallery – to be open at no charge to visitors, and designed locally by Terry Trujillo of TruDesign – with exhibits detailing healing traditions.