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Metro Board OKs Ads To Help Increase Revenue

April 17, 2009 | By

Metro passengers could be barraged with ads inside and outside the trains this fall as the transit agency tries to get through the grim economy with a new source of money.

The Metro board voted unanimously Wednesday to reverse its no-advertisement policy and adopted a program that would be the most aggressive among new Western light-rail systems.

First “Third Friday Concert Series” at Civic Space this Friday

April 17, 2009 | By

Come celebrate Phoenix’s first “Third Friday Concert Series” on Friday, April 17 at the new Downtown Civic Space park. The free concert will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will feature Turn Back, O Man and The Matthew Reveles Band.

Like a loft but want a yard? You need The Gallery House!

April 16, 2009 | By

If you are looking for the spacious open feel of an urban loft with the conveniences of a house with an attached garage & large yard, this is it. Appropriately named, The Gallery House, this charming and unique home, was built in 2008 with energy efficient Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS). The open floor plan is designed for today’s lifestyles placing emphasis on entertaining, indoor/outdoor living, and artistic display. Must walk through to appreciate the quality of space, amazing Kitchen and attention to finish & detail. The house has dual pane low-e windows, french doors to large patios, tankless water heater, designer plumbing fixtures & cabinetry and a gas fireplace.

Celebrate Civic Space’s Grand Opening Thursday

April 16, 2009 | By

Join your neighbors from downtown Phoenix at the grand opening of the new Civic Space Park on Thursday, April 16.

A community cookout hosted by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department begins at 11am, followed by the official opening ceremonies at 3pm. The celebration will end with a lighting of Janet Echelman’s “Her Secret is Patience” sculpture at 7:30pm. The full agenda of the events will be available at the park, printed on a limited supply of reusable souvenir shopping bags.

Arizona Center Mall Files For Bankruptcy

April 16, 2009 | By

The high profile Arizona Center mixed-use development in downtown Phoenix filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, after its parent’s creditors balked at a debt-restructuring plan.

Patience is a virtue

April 16, 2009 | By

Well, it’s here. The long-awaited, often-delayed and somewhat-controversial flying netting now graces the sky above our soon-to-be-open Civic Space park. Her Secret Is Patience, while certainly pretty at night, is missing something. Great art should evoke some sort of emotion, whether its wonder or disgust, but all the giant fish net evokes is, well, questions…. Read more

Public Market Improvements Begin

April 16, 2009 | By

Improvements began Monday for the Downtown Phoenix Public Market’s permanent grocery store, which is expected to open in June.

The 4000 square-foot retail space at 14 E Pierce St will be open five days a week and will serve as downtown Phoenix’s first local foods grocery store.

Downtown pharmacy set to open at CityScape next year

April 15, 2009 | By

CVS Pharmacy will open a drugstore in downtown Phoenix’s CityScape complex, company officials will announce Wednesday. It would be the first time since 1976 that a pharmacy stood in the downtown neighborhood south of the Interstate 10.

The planned 13,000-square-foot drugstore could open as early as June 2010 on the southwest corner of Jefferson Street and First Avenue, said Michael DeNitto, a CVS regional director.

Foreclosure Sales Activity is Heating Up

April 14, 2009 | By

Not only in Downtown Phoenix, but throughout Maricopa County, the sale of foreclosed homes increased dramatically in March. The number of residential homes sold in March of 2009, was the greatest number sold since October 2005. According to statistics compiled and reported by Fletcher Wilcox, V.P. with Grand Canyon Title Agency, there were 6,893 closings in March and 68% of those homes were “lender owned” homes. Another interesting statistic was that 38% of the homes sold for under $100,000. The inventory of available homes in the under $100,000 price range is down to about a 3 month supply. These stats are indicating that the market is in recovery at the bottom of the home sale price range, according to Fletcher’s report.