Need Creative Space? Like Historic Buildings?

March 12, 2009 | By

Join other small businesses in this very cool spot, actually being deemed the Creative Spot. Built in1926 as one of the first downtown Phoenix grocery stores, the JB Bayless building has been painstakingly restored by its long-time owner, Joseph Lewis, earning National Historic accreditation. Wood beam trusses, stained concrete floors, concrete pillars, and red brick construction within soaring, 15-foot ceilings create the surrounds. And wide panels that slide on tracks create the private, highly modular environment you desire to explore your creative options!

Ollie The Trolley Now In Phoenix

March 11, 2009 | By

“We wanted to blow DASH ridership out of the water.”

That’s what Margaret Dunn said when she introduced Ollie The Trollie service into Downtown Phoenix in the beginning of 2009. And that’s what you can expect from one of Phoenix’s Top 25 Women In Business. The result? Increased ridership upwards of 275% over the last two months, with plans to expand and increase those numbers.

Riding The Light Rail: First-Hand Account

March 10, 2009 | By

Even though ridership is well above the estimates published before the Grand Opening, many people have yet to ride the Light Rail.

Greg Hogue, Newscast Director for ABC 15, shares his experience riding the rail for the first time on his blog.

Palatte Restaurant Now Closed

March 10, 2009 | By

Downtown Phoenix brunch spot, Palatte, closed its doors yesterday.

Rumor has it that the space that Palatte occupied will be reopened soon, which would be great – but the new owners better know they have big plates to fill…

Guide To Art Detour 2009

March 6, 2009 | By

For proof that art lovers are about more than schmoozing and sipping cheap wine from plastic glasses, one need look no further than Art Detour, the free, self-guided tour of downtown artist studios, galleries, and art-friendly businesses. Now in its 21st year, the Phoenix tradition, which typically draws upwards of 10,000 patrons, has bridged the wide gap between artists and suburb dwellers who think art should match their throw pillows. This year, both art fans and the artless will find the Detour even more accessible, thanks to light rail and a new, improved shuttle system.

Art Detour, Kid Detour This Weekend

March 4, 2009 | By

Downtown Phoenix during First Fridays can be a little overwhelming, with hordes of people trying to get their monthly art fix in the span of four hours. So for people who want to enjoy their art and culture in a slightly more relaxed setting, there is Art Detour. The once-a-year, all-weekend event lets visitors take a self-guided tour through the art galleries and studios in central Phoenix.

March Is Phoenix Arts Month!

March 3, 2009 | By

Every weekend during the month of March, arts events will be hosted in downtown Phoenix and surrounding neighborhoods, along with events, exhibitions, and performances on other days throughout the month. In recognition of the local arts community and these public festivals, Mayor Phil Gordon has proclaimed March as “Phoenix Arts Month” and invites everyone to attend and celebrate.

Loft bargains in Downtown Phoenix

February 28, 2009 | By

A couple of years ago, due to escalating Real Estate prices, there was a pretty large segment of our local population that considered living in Downtown Phoenix, but could just not afford it.  The downturn of our local and national economy over the last few years has changed all of that.  For those people who… Read more

Downtown Phoenix on International Stage this week

February 9, 2009 | By

Just a few weeks ago, Arizona captured the international sports spotlight with the Cardinals Superbowl appearance and now this coming week we get to be in the spotlight again, this time by hosting the NBA All-Star Game and associated events.