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Eddie Merlot’s Opens 
in North Scottsdale

Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood is now open in Scottsdale at the corner of N. Scottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak. At Eddie Merlot’s, hospitality and the comfort of their guests is the highest priority, as they pledge to provide the finest service and highest quality foods prepared in world class facilities so their guests will enjoy a memorable experience. Eddie Merlot’s features USDA Prime Aged Beef, fresh seafood and many other offerings, including an extensive wine list. They can accommodate any type of guest with a beautiful heated patio with mountain views, an exciting lounge with a large bar and tables to dine at, a comfortable dining room and a private dining room available for groups. Reservations can be made by calling 480.699.0480 or online at

Egg N’ Joe Brings Quality Breakfast to Scottsdale

With ample choices for breakfast and lunch, Egg N’ Joe’s menu puts an emphasis on fresh, quality, premium ingredients and traditional flavors. An example of their commitment to quality is the 100 percent real Northwest Dungeness Crab featured on the Crabacado Omelet, Dungeness Crab Benedict and Dungeness Crab BLT salad. Additionally, their signature Northwest Lodge Blend coffee is roasted in Portland or by Boyd’s Coffee and delivered fresh to Egg N’ Joe. Fresh squeezed Orange Juice comes from Tempe’s own Sun Orchard Juicery, and all batters are prepared fresh in-house. Signature favorites include the German Pancake, Valley of the Sun Omelet, Bacon & Tillamook Cheddar Potato Pancakes and the Sun Devil Skillet. For more information, please visit

18|8 Fine Men’s Salon Opens 
North Scottsdale Location

18|8 Fine Men’s Salons, renowned for their affordable, luxury grooming services tailored exclusively to discerning men of all ages, opened on January 18 and is now accepting walk-ins and bookings. Located in the new Silverstone Marketplace at Scottsdale and Pinnacle Peak Road, 18|8 offers men everything from haircuts, styling, shaves and coloring to facials, scalp treatments, waxing, MAN-icures and pedicures — all in a relaxing, welcoming atmosphere designed just for men. For more information, please visit or call 480.771.0101.

Paul Lauren Design Consultants’ Silverleaf Spec Home Available 
for Purchase

Since opening their North Scottsdale office this fall, Paul Lauren Design Consultants has been busy at work on several Silverleaf and DC Ranch custom homes, including a stunning Silverleaf spec home that is currently available for purchase. Showcasing designer Lauren Rautbord’s signature style in all interior and exterior finishes, the 6700 square foot single-level home backs to a glorious view of the McDowell mountains and is within easy walking distance to the Silverleaf clubhouse. Slated for completion over the next nine months, this home under construction offers the buyer a unique opportunity to work with Rautbord to customize every detail to their mind’s desire, creating the home of their dreams. For more information, contact Rautbord’s office at 480.664.6765.

Looking for the Next Hit 
Business Reality Series

Owners Joni Sucato and Susie Merwin of the Screening Room Agency are conducting an open call submission contest for a Reality Series featuring Arizona-based businesses. Have you always thought you or your business should be the next new reality series? If so, this is your chance! Rules for submission are: No professional footage; 1.5-2 minutes long; vertical phone footage, and a short one-page description of your business and the people that make it successful. Deadline is April 15 and all submissions should be submitted to the Screeningroomagency The winner will receive a professional sizzle reel production experience.

Class of 2020 to be Largest Yet 
for Notre Dame Prep

Scottsdale’s preeminent Catholic college preparatory high school will send the largest number of acceptance letters in school history to the Class of 2020. Notre Dame Preparatory is attracting more and more students each year. This fall marks the third consecutive year in which NDP’s application pool exceeded the previous year’s total. With more than 450 applications submitted, the NDP Class of 2020 will be drawn from the most competitive admissions pool in the school’s history. Each year, the school adds to its academic and athletic accomplishments while systematically growing the campus and student population. For more information, please visit

4th Annual Run the Runway Race

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Run the Runway event at Scottsdale Airport, benefitting Playworks, Arizona, on April 2, 2016. Each year, more than 1,500 participants experience a one-of-a-kind view of the Airport as they run alongside planes in the 5K, 10K or Kids 1 Mile Mascot Dash. The fun begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m. To learn more about the race and to register, please visit

Scottsdale Mountain Villas Break Ground Along Shea Corridor

Scottsdale Mountain Villas, an intimate enclave of semi-custom homes, has broken ground in North Scottsdale along the Shea Corridor. An area that is currently seeing an infill boom, Scottsdale Mountain Villas is nestled amongst the Scottsdale Mountains at 134th Way and Coyote Road, just north of Via Linda. Consisting of 10 quarter-acre home sites in a prime area of the Valley, the development offers homebuyers peaceful desert living close to all the amenities of the city. For more information, please visit