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Scottsdale Postino WineCafé opening date announced

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Upward Projects, the Valley-based hospitality company known for transforming under-appreciated and historically significant properties into vibrant, welcoming neighborhood restaurants, is pleased to announce the opening of its most architecturally significant project yet. Named Postino Highland for the street it resides on at 4821 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 8525, the restaurant & wine bar will… Read More →

Upward Projects’ will host ‘Brews on the Block’ Feb. 20

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Upward Projects is rolling out the Brews on the Block craft beer & live music party on Saturday, February 20 from 2-5 pm. Happening across all four of Upwards’ Central Phoenix locations (Federal Pizza, Joyride Taco House, Postino Central and Windsor), Brews on the Block will feature four pours of limited-access Oskar Blues Brewery beers.… Read More →

Meet the Industry Leaders of Arizona

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The CEOs and CFOs of Arizona’s most dynamic and innovative companies are coming together for the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, a night of networking and celebration.  Each year, Az Business magazine presents the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

Postino WineCafé opens Scottsdale location

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Postino WineCafé and Upward Projects is opening up its first Scottsdale location, Wednesday, at Kierland Commons, featuring a second-story loft, and an equal mix of indoor and outdoor space. Housed inside a soaring, custom-crafted two-story space on the property’s west end, the Upward Projects team rewrote the rules when developing, and designing the Kierland location… Read More →

Uptown Farmers Market launches chef series

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Uptown Farmers Market has joined forces with local restaurants, chefs and C-CAP to host a Neighborhood Chef Series at the market each Saturday through Janaury 2016. Each week, we will feature a different neighborhood chef with a restaurant between 7th Street & 7th Avenue. These chefs will transform seasonal Arizona products into delicious, simple tastes… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women

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A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Lauren Bailey: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Lauren Bailey, co-founder, Upward Projects Bailey focuses on the conceptualization, design and operations four Postino industrial wine cafes; Windsor, a pub-style neighborhood hangout; Churn, the adjoining nostalgic ice cream shop; Federal Pizza, an artisan pizza restaurant; and two Joyride Taco Houses. Greatest accomplishment: “Creating a company culture that puts people first, every time.” Childhood aspiration: “I… Read More →

Postino WineCafé is coming to Scottsdale

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Upward Projects, the Valley-based hospitality company known for cult-fav neighborhood restaurants like Joyride Taco House, Federal Pizza, Windsor & Churn, announced that Postino WineCafé is expanding to Scottsdale, with new locations coming to both downtown and north Scottsdale. Scheduled to open in October, Postino Highland (4821 N. Scottsdale Rd.) will be carved into the former… Read More →

Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame honors innovators

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Prepare yourself for a new flavor of ceremony at this year’s Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame, presented by the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and the Scottsdale League for the Arts. The star-studded soiree will be held at Scottsdale’s premier entertainment venue, Livewire. Photos of Arizona’s culinary legends will light up the 25-foot HD diagonal video wall,… Read More →

Entrepreneurs’ group honors innovators

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Entrepreneurs’ Organization Arizona (EO) announced its selection for two highly coveted membership awards for the 2013-14-board year. Lauren Bailey, co-owner of the Upward Projects restaurants was dubbed the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and Robert Clinkenbeard, founding principal of Integrated Landscape Management received the ‘Member of the Year’ award at the conclusion of the group’s global… Read More →

Joyride Taco House Opens in Gilbert

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by in Lifestyle

In what has gracefully become one of the Valley’s most exciting dining destinations, downtown Gilbert’s Heritage District adds another spell to its book of charm – a second restaurant from Craig DeMarco and Lauren Bailey called Joyride Taco House. Located on the northwest corner of Gilbert Rd. and Page Ave., the new concept joins neighboring Postino East to… Read More →

Joyride Taco House Opens in Gilbert

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In what has gracefully become one of the Valley’s most exciting dining destinations, downtown Gilbert’s Heritage District adds another spell to its book of charm – a second restaurant from Craig DeMarco and Lauren Bailey called Joyride Taco House. Located on the northwest corner of Gilbert Rd. and Page Ave., the new concept joins neighboring Postino East to… Read More →

Upward Projects plans Federal Pizza opening for October 9th

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by in Business News | Dining | Small Biz

The soul of North Central Phoenix is about to run a little deeper as Upward Projects, a group of locally-focused restaurateurs headed by Craig & Kris DeMarco and Lauren & Wyatt Bailey, prepares to open their latest vision, Federal Pizza (5210 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 85012), in the historic First Federal Savings & Loan building… Read More →

Shepley Bulfinch Design Breathes New Life Into Downtown Gilbert Building

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by in Architecture | Business News

Architect Shepley Bulfinch has partnered again with Upward Projects to create Postino East, a neighborhood dining spot in the heart of downtown Gilbert. The 2,700 SF renovation in the southern end of the former Grainbelt Building is the third locale for Postino Wine Cafe and the second collaboration between Shepley Bulfinch and Upward Projects. “It… Read More →