Chef Michael Ponzio checking out the operation at Odelay Bagel Co.
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The tenants at what may be Ahwatukee’s oldest strip mall are having a party.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, businesses at the Equestrian Center, 12020 S. Warner Elliot Loop, have something for everyone, including music.

“We’re almost full here and we just want people to know we’re here and have a lot of great tenants,” said Ryan Probst, owner of Odelay Bagel Co.

Probst recalled that when he opened his bakery in 2015, “there was maybe 40 percent occupancy.” Now, outside of a couple vacant storefronts, Equestrian Center is full and open for business, he said.

“We're really trying to make something happen,” he added. “I feel like most people don't know what’s happening in our mall, and all the owners and staff are very excited to prove to our town that we care. The weather’s great and I am bringing a band.”

The band, JazzaTukee, will play at Odelay

“We love our city and want to provide them with the best possible goods and services. Especially Bagels,” Probst said.

Farmers Insurance/Martie Swann Agency and Safelite AutoGlass are teaming on free windshield repair.

Domino’s Pizza will be offering large single-topping pies for $5 while Express Shoe Repair will be shining shoes for $5.

The Phoenix Dance Cooperative is raffling a month’s worth of fee dance lessons while other raffle prizes and giveaways will include gift cards, hair products, duffle bags, water bottles and gaming gift bags.

Other participating tenants include Vincent's Hair Studio, Edward Jones, Phoenix Dance Cooperative, Arkadia Gaming and Phoenix Family Medical Clinic.

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I will be supportive of the party on Saturday. Thanks for putting the community in the loop!

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