One-Stop Shopping at Pavilions Center in Rancho Mirage
As I’m darting around Rancho Mirage, I’m often thankful for the many places to shop for all my needs, wants, and desires. And when I want something close to home, I often don’t need to venture farther than the Pavilions Shopping Center at the corner of Bob Hope and Gerald Ford Drives, next door to the Children’s Discovery Museum and a mere stone’s throw from the Annenberg Estate and Visitors Center at Sunnylands.
At more than 100,000 square feet, and anchored by a very well-stocked and well-maintained Pavilions grocery store, this place often lets me procure just about anything I need within a few steps from either direction of its front door. When it comes to dining, Midori Sushi—and one of my local favorites, Sabatino’s Italian Restaurant—are right there to sate my appetite. Chase Bank and Altura Credit Union help take care of financial tasks. Great Clips, Mega Nails, and Hair Biz handle so many of our neighborhood’s beauty demands. And Desert Cleaners and True to Time Shoe Repair tend to our sartorial and footwear maintenance. I tell ya, on many occasions it’s virtually one-stop shopping.
An OsteoArthritis Center of America recently opened, joining nearby Dr. Pete Lindstrom’s dental practice. And Don Kracke’s Art Gallery (which Potter Palma boasted about a few months back), has gone beyond “pop-up” store status and remained open due to this octogenarian artist’s prolific collection and local admiration for his oeuvre. Two relatively new stores are also two of my favorites. Desert Runner Mail Box is one of those places that does just about anything you need when it comes to sending or receiving packages, with a staff that goes out of its way to please even the pickiest customer. And then there’s Marivic’s Scrubs, which carries a huge collection of hospital and medical wear. Truth be told, as a bit of a closet “lounger,” I couldn’t be more comfy than when I’m hanging at home in beautiful Rancho Mirage while wearing nothing but scrubs. No, I’m not kidding. And I don’t make house calls.