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Map store moves just down the street

Wide World of Maps & More plans to move its Phoenix store and offices from west Indian School Road, where it has been for more than three decades, to a location about 4.5 miles to the east.

The new location will open on or about March 15 and will still be on Indian School, at 2133 E. Indian School Road.

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 the SR-51. 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 great selection of U.S. and foreign maps along with travel books and accessories. Outdoor enthusiasts frequent the store for its 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.

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 of Maps & More does custom mapping and can modify or produce maps from scratch for customers. For more information visit www.maps4u.com.

 

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