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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 →

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 →

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 →

Kimber Lanning thinks big for small businesses

Photo by Robin Sendele, Az Big Media

It takes one to know one. When it comes to small business in Arizona, Kimber Lanning is and knows everyone. Lanning, champion of local businesses as the founder and executive director of nonprofit Local First Arizona, dropped out of Arizona State University at the age of 19 to open Stinkweeds, an independently owned and operated… Read More →

Roosevelt Row named ‘Great Place in America’ by APA

Roosvelt Row

The American Planning Association (APA) announced the country’s 15 Great Places for 2015 through the organization’s national program, Great Places in America. Launched in 2007, Great Places in America recognizes unique and exemplary streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces — three essential components of all communities. These authentic places have been shaped by forward thinking planning… Read More →

Phoenix designer creates one-of-a-kind swimwear line

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For women, nothing is worse than walking into a room and seeing another woman wearing the exact same outfit. It’s not that we hold anything against the other woman — unless she looks better in it, of course. Heck, we wore it too, so it must be cute. However, it sparks that lingering question in… Read More →

Businesses in Roosevelt Row may get a boost

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A group of business and property owners are collaborating to implement a $375,000 business improvement district in the Roosevelt Row/Evans Churchill area of downtown Phoenix by next year.  According to the business improvement plan newsletter, a Business Improvement District is a plan that allows property owners to gather resources and provide services beyond those provided… Read More →

This week: Jazz at the Nash, Bike ‘Prom,’ First Friday

Jazz Girl

Jazz at The Nash Jazz Appreciation month kicks off April 1 and the Nash has a number of events scheduled throughout the month. The first in this series of events is “Exploring the Jazz Masters of the Tenor Saxophone.” Taught by ASU jazz instructor Dr. Jeffrey Libman, this class is aimed toward those who want… Read More →

Local First Arizona Hosts Certified Local Fall Festival

Certified Local Fall Festival
by in Play

Bring your family and friends to Portland Parkway on Nov. 10 for Local First Arizona’s 8th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival. Voted “Best Free Festival” in 2011’s New Times Best Of Phoenix awards, the Certified Local Fall Festival is free to attend, and the first 500 attendees will receive gift bags. The event aims to… Read More →

Taking It To The Streets On Food Truck Friday

The Phoenix public market and Food Truck Friday stimulate the community and economy. Each Friday on Central and Fillmore, students, seniors and dressed-down businessmen and women mingle and munch at an event that not only satiates the appetite, but stimulates the economy, too — the Friday Food Truck event at the Phoenix Public Market. In… Read More →

Fundraising Event – Help Turn Brown Lots In Phoenix Green

fundraising - turning dirt lots green

On Monday, May 21st from 5:30- 8:30pm hundreds of people who prefer beautiful views over dirt lots will gather for a fundraising event, Turning Brown Lots Green benefiting the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation. The Roosevelt Row CDC is a mostly volunteer organization that works to beautify and promote downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row neighborhood. Phoenix… Read More →

Concord Eastridge: Downtown Phoenix's Newest Residential Housing Project

Concord Eastridge
by in Business News | Construction

A new residential housing project will take over one of Phoenix’s most visible vacant lots in downtown to construct the two-building project of Concord Eastridge. Sitting on 2.89 acres of vacant land in the Evans Churchill neighborhood of downtown Phoenix, Concord Eastridge will meet the demands of students and young professionals seeking an urban lifestyle.… Read More →

The Spirit Of Art Is Surely Alive At Galeria De Los Muertos

Galeria de los Muertos
by in Calendar | Events

The Spirit Of Art Is Surely Alive At Galeria De Los Muertos If you’re not a fan of First Fridays crowd, Roosevelt Row is hosting virtually the same event, except it’s on the third Friday of each month. Don’t worry about your favorite local artist not being there; if an artist is on the roster for First Friday,… Read More →

Roosevelt Row: Vintage, Recycling And Growth

Roosevelt Row: vintage, recycling and growth, 2011 Photo: Stacy Ayiers

One area — or street, to be specific — in downtown Phoenix has businesses teaming up to benefit, cater to and converge the community via consignment goods, community gardening and recycling. It’s called Roosevelt Row, home of the GROWop Collective, the Greenhouse and Butter Toast. GROWop features items you wouldn’t find in your local retail… Read More →