June 28, 2016
CHANDLER, AZ– Sibley’s West, the 5-year-old gift shop that features unique Arizona items, has announced plans to double the size of its store in Downtown Chandler.
Sibley’s West, the creation of Michelle and John Wolfe, will be taking over the space to its south, at 80 S. San Marcos Place, that has been home to One Wing Boutique the last five and half years. The move will expand the store to 5,000 square feet.
“We are very excited to have this opportunity to broaden the number of Arizona products we can offer, plus add some room for visiting artists and authors,” Michelle Wolfe said. “We want to thank our landlord, Saba’s, and Lisa Miller from One Wing for working with us to make this happen.”
Renovation of the space will begin in July and is expected to be completed in September.
“We have been fortunate to attract a lot of attention for our Arizona products since we opened and this growth is really the next step,” Wolfe said. “As guests have realized, we are really at our max for products, yet we keep coming across unique and fun Arizona items that we would like to add.”
Sibley’s West boasts gift items from more than 200 Arizona artists and small businesses from across Arizona. The suppliers include noted artist Diana Madaras of Tucson, Armadilla Wax Works of Prescott, Dirt Shirts of Mesa, and Chandler’s own State Forty Eight apparel brand.
Products include pottery, chimes, wall art, yard art, books, stuffed animals, ornaments, jellies, soaps and lotions, hot sauces and salsas, and Native American pieces.
“You can expect to see a greater selection of apparel, food items, jewelry and souvenirs,” Wolfe said. “We also have plans to use the back area for author events, music and other activities.”
Because Sibley’s West has become a tourist destination – guests from 109 different countries have signed their guestbook – the Wolfes also have plans to broaden its service as a visitor hub with news and information about state attractions.
Sibley’s West is a member of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Local First Arizona, and Visit Phoenix.
It boasts top Yelp and TripAdvisor rankings for Arizona gifts and is one of the 12 best Southwest gift shops in the state, according to About.com.
Sibley’s West was the DCCP’s Business of the Year for 2015.
Contact: John Wolfe
Sibley’s West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop