Photography by John Stapleton
by John Stapleton
Twice a month for the summer months of June, July and August, this shopping event is sponsored by The Maricopa Real Estate Co. Local vendors, arts and crafters, nonprofits and small businesses can set up a table inside the complex.
“This is a great opportunity for local vendors and businesses to showcase themselves,” says Brady Murray of The Maricopa Real Estate Co. “It’s tough for businesses to have that personal interaction during the summer months but Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center is the perfect venue for everyone to get out of
“You can get a bite to eat, go bowling, let the kids play video games, watch movies and now do
a little shopping or just connect
with a business.”
He says his company wants to support economic growth: “These Sip N’ Shops give an opportunity to do that. You never know what small business is going to take off, and sometimes all it takes is just making the right connection.
“We appreciate Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center for being so welcoming and working together on this for the community as a whole.”
Lois Wiege of D & L Crafts says they are happy to return to the complex. They had put some of
their indoor events on hold during the pandemic.
“We love going to Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center and setting up,” Wiege says. “For us, we realize it is a matter of consistency, and in the summer we don’t have the opportunities because most local events are planned for the winter and spring months.
“Being inside is great, and even if we have a slow sales day we are meeting people who make it a point to return or they call us about something they saw and they made the decision to purchase. Everything has been going smoothly and we look forward to the upcoming ones.”
If a business, nonprofit or vendor is interested in registering, visit eventbrite.com and follow Copa TV for all notifications.
Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center
16000 N. Maricopa Road,