2021: Another Crazy Year In Review

YEAR IN REVIEW: 2021 had it’s bright spots and it’s dark spots. It has been a difficult year for a lot of people, but we want to take a brief moment to recap some of the GOOD things that happened on the Upper West Side in 2021. Businesses in this area are thriving! Many #uwsphx businesses are reporting higher sales than pre-pandemic. As our area continues to grow, the Northwest Valley has never been in a better position to attract high-quality new businesses!

Check out some of the places that opened 2021 (a full list can be found here):

  • Barnes & Noble

  • Eggstasy at Norterra

  • Lee Bone’s Fine Meats

  • Lifetime Fitness

  • Lola Coffee

  • Mac Shack

  • Matt’s Big Breakfast

  • Pop Up Peoria Boutique at Park West

  • Portillo’s

  • QT at 35th & Happy Valley

  • Red Effect Infrared Fitness at Norterra

  • Salad and Go

  • Twin Tails Cageless Grooming

  • Twisted Sugar

  • Yoga Six

  • Urban Outfitters at Arrowhead Towne Center

  • Westside Jazz & Blues

Check back next week for list of places we’re excited to see open on the Upper West Side in 2022! As Taylor said, "I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22!"

For those of you that haven’t heard, our VP Kristi’s 7 year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer shortly before Thanksgiving. She underwent surgery and is currently undergoing chemo. Although things are going relatively well, the last 2 months have been very difficult for her family. The community support they have received has been nothing short of amazing!!! Thank you! Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers and if you would like to donate, you can do so at: There is no Meal Train due to concerns about Carson’s compromised immune system and dietary restrictions. If you’d like to send a card, gift card, etc. you can mail it to:

Upper West Side PHX

Attn: #carsonconquerscancer

6635 W. Happy Valley Rd.


Glendale, AZ 85310

Thank you to everyone for your continued support (and patience with me learning to use Instagram with Kristi temporarily out) as we ended a another difficult year. We hosted 25+ giveaways worth over $5,000 in 2021! We also surpassed 25,000 followers this year with Facebook and Instagram, which is beyond our wildest dreams of what this group would become when we started in 2018! The #upperwestsidephx community truly is a very special and wonderfully supportive community! Cheers to 2022!

xoxo, Katie & Kristi

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