downtown phoenix Archives

Advocates buy historic Roland’s Market

Roland's Market
by in AZRE Magazine

A team of downtown Phoenix advocates have purchased the historic Roland’s Market building in downtown Phoenix, and will restore it to create an iconic space in the growing Eastlake Park and Garfield neighborhoods. The 4,800 square-foot, multi-use property at 1505 E.. Van Buren St. was purchased for $270,000. Roland’s Market is available to lease, and… Read More →

Cartel Coffee Lab relocates Phoenix shop

Cartel Coffee Lab

Cartel Coffee Lab is moving its downtown Phoenix location, and the 1 North 1st St. location will close on Saturday, May 21. A temporary “pop up” shop will open on Monday, May 23 in the main lobby of the same building to serve the morning rush. The pop up will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.,… Read More →

Coffee shops spark downtown Phoenix growth

Independent coffee shops are on the rise in downtown Phoenix, helping bring a sense of community to the rapidly developing area, shop owners and city officials say. (Photo by Taylor Nelson/Cronkite News)

Late on a Sunday morning, Lola Coffee Bar can expect an eclectic group of people, from college students gathering to gossip, to businessmen meeting to discuss the week ahead, to dedicated readers with books open on their laps. The dining area is small, with several community-style tables that brings all of these different people together.… Read More →

Photos: Local art on display at en Hance development

Phoenix art

Lately, downtown Phoenix has been no stranger to construction. From ASU developments to luxury apartments that have been springing up around town, development has been everywhere.   Photos by Jesse A. Millard Although the end product can be a thing of beauty, construction can be an ugly sight. One developer, though, is doing something different… Read More →

Downtown Phoenix development shows need for walkable streets

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Downtown Phoenix streets, once scattered with vacant lots and modest housing, are now abuzz with the ceaseless sounds of cranes, backhoes and tractors. More than 20 apartment and condo buildings are rising, a boom that will add more than 2,000 living spaces by 2017. Expectations also are rising. City officials and residents say walkable, lively… Read More →

Downtown Phoenix businesses benefit from pedestrian traffic

Downtown Phoenix

Ten years ago, downtown Phoenix was a ghost town. Fast forward to 2016, and the area is ripe with local businesses, apartment complexes and art studios. The rise of local entities has created the question of how to attract people to each store. In order to attract pedestrians to the many local spots throughout the… Read More →

Cinco de Mayo Lucha Libre at Cobra Arcade Bar

Cobra Arcade Bar

Cobra Arcade Bar, one of the most recent additions to the downtown Phoenix bar scene, is about to throw the most anticipated Live Lucha Libra Cinco de Mayo block party in town. Cobra Arcade Bar’s Live Lucha Libre event will cover all of the necessities for a good time including music, food, tequila, drink specials, chicas,… Read More →

More than half of condos at En Hance Park sold

en Hance Park
by in AZRE Magazine | Multi-Family

One of the first condo projects slated to open in downtown Phoenix since the downturn is illustrative of a hot market on the horizon. en Hance Park Condominiums, near Portland and First Streets, is a 59,000-square-foot condominium project in downtown Phoenix, and has already sold 50 percent of its 49 units with four months left of… Read More →

Construction begins at $40M Edison Midtown

Edison Midtown
by in AZRE Magazine | Multi-Family

Edison Midtown, a new Midtown Phoenix condominium tower by Scottsdale-based developer Deco Communities is blazing ahead with construction to meet the growing demand from all over the Valley for new for-sale residential in Midtown Phoenix. With dozens of buyers already lined up to move in, the project is on track for an early spring 2017 completion.… Read More →

Phoenix Final Four countdown clock debuts

Dan Lewis, Co-Chair of the Phoenix Final Four, JoAn Scott, Managing Director of the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship, Debbie Johnson, Co-Chair of the Phoenix Final Four, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix Vice Mayor Kate Gallego, Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring, Tempe Vice Mayor Corey Woods, and Dawn Rogers, Executive Director and CEO of the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee.

With 345 days and counting until the tip-off of the 2017 NCAA Final Four, the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC), Governor Doug Ducey, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, several other elected officials from the Phoenix Metropolitan area unveiled the official countdown clock Thursday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The clock will mark the days, hours and minutes until… Read More →

ArtHAUS designer joins Studio Ma

artHAUS
by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

The designer behind the artHAUS project, Jason Boyer, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined Studio Ma as a principal. Boyer brings a keen eye to the table for pragmatics in his team-based design approach, which yields exceptional results by meeting budget, schedule and technical performance goals while enhancing social, environmental and architectural quality. This dual-objective approach has… Read More →

The Teapot offers alternative fun for families

The Teapot

Finding places that allow parents and children to both enjoy themselves can be a challenge and usually involves pizza and arcade games. The Teapot, a coffee shop in Phoenix, is a new alternative. The Teapot is a family-oriented coffee shop located on 5th Ave. off of Roosevelt in Downtown Phoenix. Started by Raelynne and Jonathon… Read More →

P.B. Bell opens new luxury apartments (Photos)

Escape
by in AZRE Magazine | Multi-Family

P.B. Bell opened its newest community, Escape, near Highland Avenue and 16th Street in Phoenix in late March. The community is located near the Biltmore and Esplanade shopping and nightlife areas, featuring 244 luxury apartment homes in a resort-style setting featuring an urban, contemporary aesthetic.   The four-story, interior corridor community wraps around an expansive, posh pool,… Read More →

Fry’s plans to open store in downtown Phoenix

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by in AZRE Magazine | Retail

Fry’s Food Stores and RED Development today announced the popular grocer will open downtown Phoenix’s first full-service grocery store. Fry’s preferred location to build the new 55,000 square-foot grocery store would be on the surface parking lot bordered between Washington Street and Jefferson Avenue, located between CityScape Phoenix and Collier Center. The downtown grocer would… Read More →