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Historic Welnick Marketplace shaped into reuse project

After the original Welnick Bros. Marketplace closed in 1951, the building functioned as covered parking for businesses in the adjacent building, an auto repair shop and warehouse. (Photo courtesy of Joyce Reiff)
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The historic Welnick Bros. Marketplace building in downtown Phoenix has sat vacant for the past decade. But now, developers plan to restore it as an adaptive reuse project with restaurant, retail and entertainment space. Brothers Leo and Ed Welnick built Welnick Bros. Marketplace near Van Buren Street and Fourth Avenue in 1927. They operated a… Read More →

The Horny Toad celebrates 40 years in business

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

What was once a home in 1932, but now a famous Cave Creek restaurant and saloon, The Horny Toad is set to celebrate 40 years in business. Purchased in 1976 by Glenn and Marian Price, The Horny Toad continues to grow and thrive as it prepares to celebrate its longevity as the oldest, original restaurant… Read More →

Sam Fox opens first Flower Child location in Scottsdale

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Flower Child, Sam Fox’s healthy fast-casual restaurant opened its first Scottsdale location yesterday, Tuesday, May 5, at Shea Boulevard & 90th Street. The latest locale will serve farm-to-table fare that’s healthy and served in a happy, fast-casual kitchen. Situated in a bright 3,572-square-foot space and 1,223-square-foot patio, surrounded by windows on every side with sunshine beaming in,… Read More →

Valley dining spots welcome patio season

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

It’s fall which means the desert is starting to cool down! Restaurant and bar goers all over the Valley begin to seek out the best spots to indulge in the beautiful Arizona weather. But look no further— these local restaurants have Valley residents covered with killer patios throughout Metro Phoenix. TEMPE Thirsty Lion Pub &… Read More →

Kimpton Unveils $1M Redesign at Amara

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Today Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants unveiled a $1 million redesign at Amara Resort & Spa in Sedona, Ariz., that includes a refresh of the boutique resort’s 100 guest rooms, common areas and a coming-soon restaurant, SaltRock, that will open in early September. In celebration of the redesign, the resort is offering a “Refresh Your Perspective”… Read More →

Kimpton plans New Sedona Restaurant

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A new restaurant, SaltRock, is opening this September when Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants unveils its signature dining destination at Amara Resort & Spa in Sedona, Ariz., now undergoing a property-wide redesign, where Chef Massimo De Francesca has just been appointed executive chef. Chef Massimo is currently the executive chef at Taggia, located at Kimpton’s FireSky… Read More →

The Annex

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by in AZRE Magazine | New to Market | Retail

Adaptive reuse of a 1952 school building into a two-restaurant building with large patios adjacent to College Avenue and across the street from the new College Avenue Commons. Developer: Wetta Ventures General Contractor: UEB Builders Architect: Brick & West, LLC and RSP Architects Location: College Avenue and 6th Street, Tempe Size: 7,323 SF Value: $1.2M… Read More →

Coup Des Tartes Finds New Building

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Earlier this year, the land where Coup Des Tartes is located at 4626 N 16th Street in Phoenix was foreclosed on.  The restaurant owner, Ron Pacioni, had seven years remaining on his lease and thought his restaurant would be able to stay in its current location.  However, the new owners, The Van Tuyl Group, have… Read More →

Palomar offers superb Staycation options

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I’ve been a downtown dweller for a decade now. I’ve lived in the historic district of Phoenix since before First Friday brought in the cool kids, long before there were bars in the Roosevelt district to attract the hipsters, and well before CityScape made downtown Phoenix a destination for something other than a sporting event… Read More →

Palomar Offers Superb Staycation Options

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I’ve been a downtown dweller for a decade now. I’ve lived in the historic district of Phoenix since before First Friday brought in the cool kids, long before there were bars in the Roosevelt district to attract the hipsters and well before CityScape made downtown Phoenix a destination for something other than a sporting event… Read More →

Palomar offers sublime Staycation options

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by in Stay

I’ve been a downtown dweller for a decade now. I’ve lived in the historic district of Phoenix since before First Friday brought in the cool kids, long before there were bars in the Roosevelt district to attract the hipsters, and well before CityScape made downtown Phoenix a destination for something other than a sporting event… Read More →

Coup Des Tartes being forced from historic location

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Coup Des Tartes, Phoenix’s longest running and most well known B.Y.O.B. restaurant, is being forced out of its location at 4626 N.  16th Street in Phoenix through no fault of its own. Coup Des Tartes is being offered a 180-day notice as of June 1, 2013 by the new landowners, the Van Tuyl Group, which… Read More →

Massive Downtown Phoenix Pillow Fight coming

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Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a flurry of feathers during the largest pillow fight to ever hit Downtown Phoenix. On June 5th in the hotel’s second-floor Living Room, hotel staff will provide pillows and be on-site to share tips for friendly battles and proper techniques. Blue Hound Kitchen… Read More →

Coup Des Tartes adds catering company

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by in Dining | Featured | Small Biz

Ranked as the No. 1 French restaurant by Ranking Arizona for four years in a row, Coup Des Tartes is a charming, 15-year-old, bistro-style restaurant that patrons call one of the most engaging and intimate dining experiences in all of Phoenix. With his exquisite attention to detail, owner Ron Pacioni has turned Coup Des Tartes… Read More →