Sue Doerfler, The Republic | azcentral.com3:22 p.m. MST December 8, 2014

The Pavilions is expanding. The 1.1-million-square-foot power center, at Pima and Indian Bend roads, is nearly leased out, so two new businesses, Auto Zone and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, are building from the ground up.

Auto Zone will construct a new 6,200-square-foot store on the property's southwest corner, currently a dirt lot, said Linda Whitlow, spokeswoman for De Rito Partners, which purchased the center in 2008. The business is expected to open mid-summer, she said. Popeyes, which is constructing a 3,000-square-foot restaurant in the parking lot near the existing Burlington Coat Factory, plans to open late spring, she said.

Pavilions at Talking Stick has more than 65 stores, restaurants and services, including a 11-screen multi-plex UltraStar Cinema, McDonald's, Sports and Mountainside Fitness.

Talking Stick Internal Rotation

(Stops for the INTERNAL ROUTE include Courtyard Marriott Scottsdale Salt River, Octane Raceway, Topgolf, Hampton Inn Riverwalk, Talking Stick Golf Club, Talking Stick Resort, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Pavilions Shopping Center - north side)

Frequency: Approx every (:30) thirty minutes

Thursday to Saturday:       12:00pm to 10:00pm

October 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016

April 7 to 30, 2016

Dark Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Daily:                              12:00pm to 10:00pm

March 1 to April 3, 2016

Scottsdale, AZ – April 20, 2014. The Pavilions announces the openings of Red Robin, Courtyard Interiors and Great Hearts Academy. “It is exciting to bring more choices to our customers and a big part of that success can be attributed to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s vote to approve the on-site consumption of liquor in restaurants, including the recently opened Buffalo Wild Wings, Barro’s Pizza, Filiberto’s, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Hooters and UltraLuxe Cinema.” said Chuck Carlise, President of De Rito Partners Development, Inc.”