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Just in time for the holiday season, Arizona Contractor & Community magazine spotlights the development of shopping centers in Arizona in our 96-page Nov/Dec issue. Park Central, Chris-Town, Metrocenter, Biltmore Fashion Park, Uptown Plaza, Maryvale, Westridge, and Flagstaff malls are all featured. Our talented authors examine the roots of this shopping phenomenon, the architects who designed the “Pleasure Domes with Parking,” and the contractors who built these oversized retail complexes.

The issue also features news that our publication was recently in the unusual position of making history instead of publishing it. Last month, the state’s preeminent historical group, the Arizona Historical Society, recognized ACC magazine with the annual Al Merito Award. Since 1974, AHS has given this accolade to acknowledge those who have "contributed significantly to preserving and promoting Arizona history." Al Merito, which means “for merit” in Spanish, is AHS’s highest honor. The magazine is appreciative of the recognition the award gives us. But we’re even more grateful that, with the honor, it will make our shared goal of capturing the history of our great state a bit easier.

Copies are available via the ACC website or at Books on 7th Avenue in Phoenix, or the Ignite Sign Museum in Tucson.