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The Grand: Downtown Phoenix’s latest 24/7 coffee shop, bar

The Grand Central Coffee Company

Night owls in Downtown Phoenix will be pleased to hear that there’s a new local hangout spot that’s open all through the night to kick back at and have a few drinks. Open 24 hours a day, The Grand Central Coffee Company wears many hats as a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, live music venue and more.… Read More →

Construction commences on $50M renovation of Renaissance Square

Renaissance Square

Construction commenced today on phase one of a $50 million renovation of Renaissance Square, Downtown Phoenix’s iconic office towers at 2 and 40 N. Central Avenue. In a joint venture, Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., and Cypress Office Properties, LLC, purchased Renaissance square from Hines U.S. Core Office Fund, L.P last year for $151.25 million. The $10 million first… Read More →

Press Coffee Roasters opening two new locations

Press Coffee Roasters

Press Coffee Roasters is expanding in the Valley with two new locations expected to open in Downtown Phoenix and in Tempe this Spring. The roaster is opening a flagship store in Downtown Phoenix at Central Avenue and McDowell Road near the Phoenix Art Museum in May. The second upcoming location will open east of ASU’s… Read More →

Fry’s in Downtown Phoenix breaking ground in April

Block 23 Downtown Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Mixed-Use

Developers will finally break ground in Downtown Phoenix on the much anticipated Block 23 mixed-use development, which will house the area’s first grocery store. RED Development will break ground on Block 23, which is located at First and Washington Streets, on April 13. The project includes a Fry’s Food Stores, 200,000 square feet of creative office… Read More →

Discovery Triangle Development Corporation names CEO

Valley Metro Light Rail
by in Az Business Leaders

The Discovery Triangle Development Corporation, a public/private partnership that works to bring more investment in the areas between Downtown Phoenix and Tempe along the light rail, names its new CEO to succeed the organization’s founder. Alisa Lyons of SLOAN LYONS Public Affairs will succeed Don Keuth as CEO. Keuth passed away earlier this year and was… Read More →

Civic Space Park to turn into glowing art canvas

Commercial Development - AZRE Magazine January/February 2012

Civic Space Park will host a digital projection art piece. “Intersection,” for two-nights only from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 17 to 18 for Art Detour 29. “Intersection” will transform the A.E. England Building at Civic Space Park into a glowing canvas after dark, showing the work of local artist… Read More →

Cable One donates $100,000 for Hance Park Amphitheater

McDowell Mountain Musical Festival

Cable One Inc. provided a $100,000 donation to Hance Park Conservancy, whose mission it is to work with the City of Phoenix to activate and unite the community by promoting the creative use of public space and a vibrant arts and culture experience at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix. The funds will go… Read More →

McDowell Mountain Music Festival gears up for fifth year in Downtown Phoenix

McDowell Mountain Music Festival
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The 100 percent nonprofit, three-day music festival in Downtown Phoenix, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival, is gearing up for another weekend of charity and amazing music this Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5. View photos of last year’s McDowell Mountain Music Festival:   Photos by Mike Mertes, AZ BIG Media No stranger to this… Read More →

CityScape ‘For The Health Of It’ series helps you get fit

CityScape
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

For those who made “New Year, New You” their 2017 mantra and maybe have fallen off the wagon a bit, CityScape Phoenix is giving you a second chance to kick it into gear with the week-long “For The Health of It” series starting Feb. 27 through March 3. Right in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, CityScape will… Read More →

Hotel coming to First and Polk Streets in Downtown Phoenix

Hotel
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Hospitality

Development has started on a 210-room, 11-story Hampton Inn & Suites in Downtown Phoenix, near the ASU Downtown Campus, according to an announcement from Mortenson. The hotel is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018, and is located at the intersection of First and Polk Streets. PK Architects and Design Force are the… Read More →

Artlink redesigns First Friday free trolley routes

Artlink
by in Experience AZ Magazine

Getting around to see all of the destinations in Downtown Phoenix during First Friday is a mighty task. Artlink Inc. is making it easier for First Friday attendees by redesigning the paths taken by the free trolleys circling Downtown Phoenix into three new routes. The routes will lead to Grand Avenue, Roosevelt Row/Central Arts and Warehouse… Read More →

You can hear the dribble now: Final Four closing in on first Valley visit

by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

There’s a skill that’s important both in playing basketball and in hosting major sports events. Being nimble. And thus Arizona leaders and event organizers feel confident they are as prepared as possible to host the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four for the first time. As Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton pointed out today, championship events regularly… Read More →

Downtown Dunkin’ Donuts opening benefits Make-A-Wish

Dunkin’ Donuts is opening its first Downtown Phoenix location at 102 N. Central Ave. on Wednesday, January 11. To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant will be offering 50 cent cups of medium hot and iced coffee from Wednesday to Friday, Jan. 13. For each sale of medium hot and iced coffee, 100 percent of the proceeds… Read More →

Report: Phoenix office absorption reaches 10-year high

Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine | Office

Phoenix added millions of square feet of new office space in 2016, and companies filled that space at a near 10-year-high absorption rate, according to the Q4 2016 Phoenix Office Insight report released last week by the Phoenix office of JLL. Collectively, this activity improved the Valley’s office occupancy picture, pushing total vacancy rates down 120 basis points… Read More →