Chocolate Happy Hour at Hackett House

Thursday, November 15, 2012  6pm to 9pm


Calling all choc-o-holics! Every November for the past ten years, Hackett House

has satisfied Valley sweet-tooths with our Chocolate Happy Hour.

Tickets are only $30 per person and include:




Fabulous all you can eat appetizers like this shrimp ceviche.




3 Chocolate Fountains

Rich milk, dark, and white chocolate fountains surrounded by sweet and savory dippers.



Free Drink

Enjoy one free beer or wine with your registration. Additional drinks, including

mudslides and chocolate martinis, available for purchase.



Holiday Shopping

Take care of your holiday gift list at our Unique Gift Boutique. See coupon below!




Holiday Ambiance

Get into the holiday spirit with the festive holiday decor.



And More Chocolate!





We will also be giving away door prizes all night and there will be a 50/50 raffle.

All money raised at this event supports community programs of

Tempe Sister Cities.

So come join us for great food, drink, friendship and laughter…

…and lots of chocolate!

To register for this fun event, call (480) 350-8181 or register online. []

Hackett House is located at 95 W. 4th St. in Downtown Tempe.

Just 1 Block West of Mill near the Mill Ave./3rd Street Light Rail Station.

uBreakiFix Opens 22nd Repair Location in downtown Tempe

Tempe, AZ. January 16, 2012– uBreakiFix, one of the nations leading consumer electronics repair providers, has opened its 22nd walk-in repair location in Tempe, AZ. The location was opened on January 13th and hopes to offer while you wait repair services on iPhones, Smartphones, iPods, and more to residence in Phoenix and Tempe, AZ.

The increasing cost of todays personal electronic devices, like Apple’s ever popular iPhone 4S, coupled with the still struggling economy has left many Americans clinging to the old World War II motto, “Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without”. But what if your expensive electronic device breaks?  What if you can’t “make do”? Simple. If you can’t “make do” then “make like new. “ This repair and reuse mentality led to the inception of uBreakiFix, an electronic repair provider that now boasts 22locations nationwide. uBreakifix recently opened it’s 22nd repair location in Tempe, AZ, their first location in the state of Arizona. Located at 699 S Mill Ave in the heart of downtown Tempe, uBreakiFix hopes to establish itself a leading iPhone, Smartphone, iPod and iPad provider for ASU’s students and faculty, as well as for locals in nearby Phoenix.

uBreakiFix advertises “while-you-wait” repair services on most popular mobile device and hopes to extend these services to the residence of Tempe and Phoenix, AZ. In today’s need-it-now society, most consumers don’t have time to mail their device in for repair. For them, a local repair provider like uBreakiFix is a welcome sight in Tempe. Repair services provided by uBreakiFix also extend beyond Apple products and smartphones. All brands of cell phones and electronics including HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Dell PC’s, and even video game consoles such as the Playstation 3 and XBOX 360 are repairable as well.

If you live in the Tempe or Phoenix area and have a broken mobile or portable electronic device, visit uBreakiFix . For additional information about uBreakiFix’s newest location in Tempe, AZ location visit

uBreakiFix Tempe:

699 S Mill Ave Suite 112

Tempe, AZ. 85281


Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm

Sun: 11am-5pm

Local Designer Night on Third Thursday

Located at University Drive and College Avenue, next to Campus Corner

Julie Kent, owner of Here on the Corner, does her part to help out the ‘starving artists’.

Here on the Corner will host a Third Thursday Local Designer Night this week on Dec. 15 at the store, in a joint-fundraising event to benefit local designers and the Tempe Leadership non-profit organization.

The boutique, located on University Drive and College Avenue, carries affordable fashions and accessories mostly from local designers and products that support a cause.

Kent holds these Local Designer Nights each month on Third Thursday.

“I promote as much as I can. And people support their friends,” Kent said.

This gives the designers a chance to meet each other, bring their friends and get their name out there.

During the event, Kent blocks off a few hours of sales and donates a certain percentage back to the designer.

“I like to do fundraising events and really enjoy volunteering. I’m just so happy that I can do both at my job. I want people to say they want to have an event here, ” Kent said.

Some of the local designers on display at Here on the Corner are Bluebird Apparel, Think Positive Apparel, Casual Cuffs, Sebastien Millon, Vintage Rose, Sarah Madeline and Alyx Marie, an ASU student studying theater, just to name a few.

Kent said, “Our biggest seller are the Tom’s one-for-one shoes, for every pair your buy they give a pair to a child in an underdeveloped country.”

Here on the Corner opened eight years ago by two local women.

“When I took over the store last May, I tried building on what they started,” said Kent. “Since then I’ve brought in a lot more lines that either, benefit the environment or the communities in some way. I’m really drawn to that. Then if you’re a local designer and you do that, it’s even better.”

There are always great deals at Here on the Corner’s Local Designer event on Third Thursday.

For the Local Designer Night this Thursday, if you spend $25 on a local designer, a hair stylist from Grooming Humans will set you up with festive tinsel hair extensions for free.

“We did it at the last one too. It went over really well,” Kent said.

There doesn’t always have to be a Third Thursday event for Kent to offer discounts. Right now, many ASU students are preparing for winter graduation. This week, if you are wear a cap and gown in the store, you will receive a 25 percent discount off of one item.

A deal each day until Christmas

Also, an advent calendar on display in the front of the shop uncovers a new deal each day until Christmas.

Wednesday’s special was $5 off a handbag. What a great incentive to customers who are finishing up holiday gift shopping!

“I can’t tell you how many people walk in and say I never came in here because it’s a boutique, I just assumed it would be expensive,” said Kent. “I rarely have any clothing over $45.”

Kent is always thinking about new events. She plans to start a spoken word event to encourage more guests to attend Third Thursday.

“What I’m trying to do is establish events that keep people coming. Like the designer night and I want to do regular spoken words. It’s just a way of getting people here that wouldn’t normally come,” Kent said.

Find a style for anyone, with local designer's creations

Kent is really open to partner up to fundraise with other organizations and brands that fit her store’s mission.

She started a fundraiser sponsored by Here on the Corner called A Race for Maggie’s Place to help pregnant, homeless women. The signature race is a 9K symbolizing the nine months of pregnancy, but also has shorter distances available for participants.

She also helped the Fashionistas at ASU club with supplying outfits for two of their fashion shows. In February, they both plan to work together to put on a fashion show for a cause.

Kent has done a lot to help local artists and further Here on the Corner’s mission in the Tempe area.

“Tempe customers are loyal to their small businesses. It’s just getting them to know that you’re here,” Kent said.

Make sure to check out Local Designer Night on Third Thursday!

What: Third Thursday Local Designer Night
Where: Here on the Corner at 714 S. College Ave., Tempe
When: Third Thursday, Dec. 15th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Why: To meet local designers, benefit Tempe Leadership, Tinsel hair extensions
For event details click here

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Campus Corner: Stop In!

Campus Corner, a well-known ASU retail and convenience shop, has managed to survive the meltdown of small business closures in Tempe, specifically near Mill Avenue.

Campus Corner has two locations minutes from each other in town, one on the corner of University Drive and College Avenue and the other on Mill Avenue and Sixth Street.

The Mill Avenue store

The need for two shops just blocks from each other might not be apparent to most, but the owner Mike Jennings said each store has its own personality and type of customer.

One store sees the majority of its traffic during the peak business hours with a morning crowd stopping in the corner shop on their way to work or class. The other tends to pick up in the late afternoon, buzzing into the evening with the bar and club scene.

“The College Avenue store opens earlier catering to students, faculty and staff with classes on the Tempe campus,” Jennings said.

During the school year, the crosswalk at University Drive and College Avenue is like a major highway with a continuous stream of people coming from all directions, which makes for the perfect site for a convenience shop.

Jennings opened the first location on College Avenue in 1989 after moving from Illinois where he had worked at a chain of campus stores called Discount Den.

When I moved to Tempe and opened this new store, I named it for its location just “on the corner of campus, Jennings said.

Jennings said the most common purchases during the school day are snacks, drinks and convenience items. Campus Corner alsoadvertises affordable priced ASU T-shirts, which are great purchase for home football games.

The College Avenue and University Drive store

Jennings said he really makes it his goal to listen to customer’s needs and wants. He uses price surveys to compete with bigger chain stores in town, like CVS and QuikTrip.

The second Campus Corner opened four years later on Mill Avenue, on a popular corner that Jennings said is in a high rent zone, but is worth it.

The customers that frequent this store are usually employees of Mill Avenue, tourists and students. This store sells a lot of ASU gifts and apparel to out-of-towners and fuels the surrounding local employees with beverages, goodies and basic necessities.

Mill Avenue store has a lot of foot traffic at night and during events, but at night the College Avenue store is quieter and slows down.

Jennings said he wished he didn’t have to deal with the criminal element of being in downtown Tempe.

“We have shoplifters at both stores,” he said. “But I learned you really have to stay on top of running the business.” Jennings works diligently to pay attention to each shop to avoid making costly mistakes.

Campus Corner has been in Tempe for 22 years and will continue to thrive with the support of local residents.

“Tempe has become my home and I don’t think I would want to leave,” he said.

Jennings also participates in the Tempe Leadership Program, which is partnered with the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, helping to connect with others and make a difference in the community of Tempe.


Store Hours:

712 S. College Ave-  7:30 a.m. to 10p.m.

603 S. Mill Ave-  8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dinner Party Cooking Classes at Hackett House

For all those who love to cook and those who enjoy a fabulous meal. The Dinner Party Cooking Classes are held on the beautiful patio at Hackett House, complete with Fresh Linens, Candles, and Complimentary Wine Bar. Classes are $50 per person unless otherwise noted. Register for all 4 classes for $175 non-transferable. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for gift shop browsing and Happy Hour…classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Paid reservations are required. Check out our terrific line-up of some of the Valley’s most talented Chefs:


October 25, 2011

Hackett House welcomes back Chef Eddie Matney of Eddie’s House in Scottsdale. The always popular and enthusiastic Chef will be preparing the classic “Lobster Dinner” (better known as the Clambake). The menu includes Clam Chowder (or “Chowda”), yes, Lobsters (flown in), Corn, Potato, Butter/Lemons and what else but Apple Pie or Cobbler – it is apple picking time in N.E. Don’t Miss This One!


Register online for this class  or call (480)350-8181





November 8, 2011

Kathy Andrews, Culinary Expert, returns to Hackett House to present one of her most memorable menu’s: Wild Mushroom and Corn Flan over Black-Eyed Peas, Crispy Polenta and Baby Greens from the famed “Turquoise Room” at La Posada, Winslow, AZ. Butternut Squash Soup paired with Caramelized Onion, Roasted Shallot Cream Soup, from the enchanting and famous “Inn At Little Washington” outside of Washington, D.C. Roast Tenderloin of Pork on a Tangle of Tart Greens with Black Currant Sauce and Spaetzle also from the “Inn at Little Washington”, and to end this delightful meal, from the Valley’s “Vincent’s on Camelback”, Lemon Meringue Crepes drizzled with Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar and Creme Anglaise.


Register online for this class  or call (480)350-8181





November 14, 2011

Hackett House welcomes back Chef Mario Vincitorio, chef/owner of Vincitorio’s in Tempe, and his wife, Ginger, who hosts culinary radio and television shows and knows her way around the kitchen. They will treat you to a warm, hospitality filled dinner from their Italian Restaurant, with tips and tricks to learn along the way. Better Come Hungry!

Register online for this class or call (480)350-8181





December 6, 2011

Chef Marc Pana, chef/owner of Crumbs Catering, joins our roster of great Hackett House chefs. Do you need some inspiration for your upcoming holiday festivities? Chef Marc will take you through the basics of having a TAPA’s Party, along with selecting the wines to match the food choices. You will get a chance to prepare your own savory or sweet Tapa creation. Join in the fun…a special evening at the Hackett House with our own food challenge at the end!

Register online for this class or call (480)350-8181