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Postino Annex, Upward Projects

Postino opens newest location in 1950s art studio next month

Next Wednesday, Oct. 1, the latest Postino WineCafé location, Postino Annex (615 S. College Avenue) will open in Tempe inside a revamped former art studio just steps away from the ASU campus. Tucked into the historic ASU Art Annex building, this fourth Valley Postino location will help serve as a new gateway to ASU’s main campus as part of the all-new ASU Recruitment Walk on College Avenue. The project is also a special honor that’s very near and dear to the owners, as all four (Kris & Craig DeMarco and Lauren & Wyatt Bailey) are ASU alumni.

“It means a lot to us to return to our roots here in Tempe and ASU,” says co-owner, Craig DeMarco, “From our sharable menus to the open and communal layout, we really hope Postino Annex serves as a new neighborhood hub for this vibrant college community that helped shape our success.”

According to Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell, “On behalf of the City of Tempe, we’re excited to welcome a great local company like Postino to be a part of our community. Not only is it going to help anchor the new ASU Recruitment Walk, it will bring new life and vitality to College Avenue by restoring this beautiful historic building.”

Open daily for lunch and dinner with brunch every weekend, at Postino Annex guests will savor a compact yet craveable menu of bruschettas, from-scratch soups, fresh salads and hearty panini sandwiches – all made with the finest local ingredients. Plus, every Saturday and Sunday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Postino serves up farm-fresh brunch fare with a side of live music and $5 mimosas. Not to mention, Postino’s ever-changing selection of boutique wines and craft beers, including 16 beers on tap and two dedicated nitro taps.  Enjoy signature specials such as $5 Before 5 p.m., offered everyday on all wines by the glass and draft beer pitchers, and $20 Bottle & Board on Monday & Tuesday evenings.

Architecturally, this low-slung mid-century modern space has been artfully reinvented to create a light, airy yet stylish space that blurs the lines between the indoors and outdoors thanks to Postino’s trademark rollup garage doors leading to two lushly-landscaped patios. Here, guests can cozy up inside an intimate booth, settle in at the large indoor/outdoor walnut butcher block bartop, sip in the sun on the oversized outdoor sofa seats or make some friends at the various communal tables, all while soaking in the funky vintage furnishings and colorful custom artwork.

Postino Annex is located at 615 S. College Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281 and open from Monday – Thursday 11 am – 11 pm; Friday 11 am – midnight; Saturday 9 am – midnight; Sunday 9 am – 10 pm.

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Cookies From Home Celebrates 31 Years in Tempe

Cookies From Home, locally based in Tempe, is celebrating 31 years in business with a day dedicated to charity and cookie decorating with Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell. Mayor Mitchell will arrive at Cookies From Home on November 2 at 10:30 a.m. to decorate cookies in honor of their long-standing success in the Valley.

Cookies From Home is located at 1605 W. University Dr., Unit 106, Tempe 85281 (On University, Just west of Priest).

Cookies From Home will also be donating a portion of the proceeds from all in-store and online orders on November 2 to benefit the Tempe Community Action Agency. The organization assists children, seniors, homeless individuals and working-poor families in Tempe with emergency programs such as rent/utility assistance, food and gas vouchers and more.

The Tempe bakery has long been a staple in the community. Owner Corey Meiteen is set to launch a new brand and overhaul to the logo, packaging and image. The packaging will be replaced with modern tins and boxes encompassing the Cookies From Home brand and a rich color palette. In looking towards the future, Meiteen envisions taking the company to the next level.

Cookies From Home has also introduced a new line of brownies and sugar-free cookies to their offerings, including a dozen brownie flavors and six flavors of sugar-free cookies.

For more information, call (480) 894-1944 or visit www.cookiesfromhome.com. Follow Cookies From Home on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cookiesfromhome.