Michael Nowakowski Archives

Westward Ho Apartments reopens after $17M renovations

Westward Ho
by in AZRE Magazine

One of Downtown Phoenix’s most prominent landmarks, the Westward Ho Apartments, has re-opened after its owners, Rhode Island-based Cathedral Development Group, completed $17 million worth of renovations. The renovations were focused on enhancing energy and water efficiency features, new cabinets, floors, fixtures and more at the landmark, which is located at Central avenue and Fillmore street.… Read More →

Fixing the food desert problem in downtown Phoenix

by in AZ Business Magazine

The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a “food desert” as an area with little to no access to fresh, affordable and healthy food. The USDA has categorized several Phoenix locations as food deserts, one of those being downtown south of Roosevelt Street. There have long been efforts to remedy the problem of food accessibility and… Read More →

Fry’s plans to open store in downtown Phoenix

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 →

Gainsight expands operations to Phoenix

Gainsight, a Silicon Valley-based technology company focused on customer success, has announced an expansion to Phoenix. The company’s new corporate marketing headquarters will be housed at the 111 W. Monroe building downtown.    Led by CEO Nick Mehta, Gainsight made a major announcement last Thursday with a new $50 million Series D funding round backed… Read More →

Stitch Fix to open fourth distribution center in Phoenix

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Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service for the busy woman on the go, has announced plans to open its fourth distribution center in Phoenix, AZ. The new distribution center, located on West Lower Buckeye Road, will open in November 2015 and will help the company scale operations and better serve clients located in the… Read More →

Sky Harbor unveils football championship countdown clock

With 195 days and counting until the College Football Playoff National Championship, the Arizona Organizing Committee (AOC) and several Valley mayors and city leaders, unveiled a countdown clock at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This clock will mark the days, hours and minutes until Arizona shines on center stage with the kick-off of the big… Read More →

ASU and Westward Ho launch innovative partnership

Residents who live in a landmark downtown Phoenix affordable housing high-rise will benefit from a new state-of-the-art clinic being built by Arizona State University (ASU) through its Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy. The facility will also serve as a valuable training ground for students working under faculty supervision.  The new facility was made possible… Read More →

ASU law school to break ground next week

The official groundbreaking for Arizona State University’s new $129 million law school building in downtown Phoenix, the Arizona Center for Law and Society, is set for Nov. 13. The ceremony will take place at the northwest corner of Taylor and First streets starting at 8 a.m. Attending the ceremony will be ASU President Michael M.… Read More →