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Landmark Phoenix Location New Address After 35 Years

Landmark Phoenix Location New Address After 35 Years

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Feb.10, 2017)

Contact: Jim Willinger, President, 602-206-3680

– WIDE WORLD MAPS & MORE! plans to move its Phoenix store and offices from west Indian School Rd, where it has been for more than three decades.  The new location will open on or about March 15th and will still be on Indian School Rd. but about 4.5 miles east. The new location is 2133 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016.

The change is part of restructuring and improvement designed to provide a more positive retail environment and better serve customers.  The new location is easy to get to east of SR 51 (halfway between Piestewa Freeway and 24th St., on the south side of the street). This gives exposure to new customers in the eastern part of central Phoenix, including Arcadia, Biltmore, the Camelback Corridor and Scottsdale.

The unique map related business has thrived for more than four decades. It started as the first “map store” concept in the state and one of the first in the country.  Founded in 1975 as Arizona Map Shops by Robert Molner, the company was one of the first to make a wall map and street atlas for the Metropolitan Phoenix area.  It has grown and changed over the years, becoming Wide World of Maps in 1979.  The store offers a wide variety of maps and map-related items from all over the world, becoming a headquarters for local businesses that use maps in everyday activities, along with schools and government agencies. 

The store has an amazing selection of U.S. and foreign maps along with travel books and accessories.  Outdoor enthusiasts frequent the store for its unequaled selection of maps, books and related items covering Arizona and the West for hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, off-road travel, treasure hunting and other activities.  Modern and antique maps and globes are also popular home and office décor.  The store stocks or can obtain virtually any city, state, U.S., foreign, world, and celestial map (including vintage and antique reproduction maps), and offers laminating, mounting, and custom framing.

Wide World Maps and MORE! does custom mapping and can modify or produce maps from scratch for customers.  For more information and a selection of over 9,000 items visit their website at MAPS4U.COM.

For customers in other parts of the valley, the company also has satellite locations located inside other businesses.  Visit Lower Gear Outdoors in Tempe at University and the 101, or Lookout Mountain Outdoors in north Phoenix on Cave Creek Rd. north of Bell Rd.

Edit 2017-02-27:  We've completed the move early!  We're already open, today (Monday 27 February 2017) at the NEW location, 2133 EAST Indian School Road 85016!  Please come check out our new digs.  We think you'll like our new look!

Edit 2017-03-09:  Our thanks go to North Central News — the voice of the north central Phoenix community — for spreading the word!

Edit 2017-03-16:  Our thanks also go to Western Outdoor Times — Arizona's boating, watersports, camping, fishing, hunting, RVing, safety, and wildlife news resource — for spreading the word!

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