Penzeys Spices Shutters Scottsdale Store, Moves into Tempe Marketplace
Still, we were surprised when a new Penzeys Spices location popped up at the still-trendy Tempe Marketplace. The old Scottsdale branch of the nationwide spice company, tucked into a dark corner of the strip mall on Hayden Road just south of Osborn, closed this past Monday, April 4 in preparation for the move to their new, more visible digs.
If you haven't been to Penzeys before, and you like to cook, you're totally missing out. They stock standard cooking spices like thyme, allspice, and sage, plus a range of exotics from Spanish annato seed to garam masala, the quintessential Indian curry spice. A few years back, we received several small jars of Penzeys' Herbes de Provence and Old World Seasoning that ruined us for over-salted grocery store blends.
Another local Penzeys location is set to open mid-May at 10810 North Tatum Blvd. in Phoenix.