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PB Bell, Davis Enterprises to redevelop ‘Psycho’ building

P.B. Bell Companies, a leader in multi-family housing and commercial real estate development and management, and Davis Enterprises, an investment and development company serving Arizona’s retail and office sectors for six decades, have been selected by the City of Phoenix to redevelop the historic Barrister Place building in downtown Phoenix.

City officials chose the P.B. Bell Companies/Davis Enterprises collaboration from among seven bidders seeking to redevelop Barrister Place and two adjacent parcels on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Jefferson Street. The collaborators’ plans call for an adaptive-reuse renovation effort that centers on creating and operating a boutique mixed-use community on the site. Special emphasis will be placed on preserving the building’s historic façade while modernizing the interior to carry it, and the accompanying development, into the future.

“The Barrister building is an iconic piece of downtown Phoenix history and we are honored to be involved in helping write its next chapter,” said Mike Trueman, vice president of development for P.B. Bell Companies.

Originally opened in 1915 as the Jefferson Hotel, the six-story, concrete-and-brick Barrister Place once was hailed as the state’s tallest building. The City of Phoenix acquired the building in 1990 and used it to house offices and the Phoenix Police Museum before moving those operations and closing the building in 2010. But, perhaps the building’s most famous role was a cameo shot in the opening scene of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic horror film, “Psycho.”

Trueman said like the Barrister building, P.B. Bell and Davis Enterprises have deep roots in the Phoenix community, making the team an ideal match for the redevelopment project. The collaboration aligns two long-time, family-owned investment and development companies. Logan Van Sittert, a notable architect, is also a partner and principal on the project with Davis Enterprises.

P.B. Bell Companies was founded by Phil Bell in 1976 with a goal of becoming a leader in the multi-family acquisitions, development and property management industry. Davis Enterprises has been investing in and developing retail and office space in Arizona since 1948. The company, which focuses primarily on high-density infill redevelopment and multi-tenant space, is now managed by the third generation.

“We are two legacy companies working together on a legacy project,” said Mark Davis, partner, Davis Enterprises.  Circle West Architects of Phoenix rounds out the development and design team.

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Google Builds World’s Largest Advertising and Search Monetization Program

Company introduces automated content-targeted ads; Advertising customer base surpasses 100,000

“Google remains committed to developing services that bring significant value and return on investment to our advertisers, partners, and users worldwide,” said Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman and CEO. “Through superior relevancy and simple design, Google’s many innovations connect people to the world’s information and enhance the overall user experience of the web.”

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    My Top five Doodles from 2003:

    Earth Day

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    April 22nd 2003

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    Happy Independence Day

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    July 4th 2003

    Wikipedia.com: Independence Day

    Alfred Hitchcock’s Birthday

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    August 13th 2003

    Britannica Blog: Happy 111th Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock!


    100th Anniversary of Flight

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    December 17, 2003

    The Library of Congress: First Flight

    Holiday Series

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    December 24th 2003

    Merry-Christmas.com: Christmas Traditions

    Evolution of the Google Doodle by Danny Sullivan

    Danny Sullivan, Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land, couldn’t be a more perfect guide to take us through the evolution of Google’s Doodles. SearchEngineLand.com.

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