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Tax Time

April 4, 2008 | By

The last several years I’ve stressed and stressed about doing taxes. Before I’d always done them myself but the job has exploded into a nightmare. Last year I worked in four different states. I took losses on property, stocks and had a huge dental bill. I donated money. Student loan interest, mortgages, property tax etc… Read more

You know you have to….

April 4, 2008 | By

…take your girlfriend/wife/date to First Friday Art Walk. The weather is nice and she’s been wanting to go. Don’t cringe. Look on the bright side. It’s a cheap date. (You know I’m always talking about affordability.) There’s no admission to anything. I know, you hate the crowds. Me too. So here’s the plan: Hit the… Read more

Attention: Dog Owners

April 3, 2008 | By

While strolling through Coronado Park on Sunday during the Coronado Historic Home Tour, I visited the Vendor Booths to see what might be “on tap”. Ran into some Canine loving new Business Owners who recently started Four the Love of Dogs. The Company does dog walking, pet sitting, pet taxi and scoops doggie poop. One of their slogans is “They poop it, Two women scoop it”!

Coronado Historic District Gets New Restaurant

April 3, 2008 | By

This glowing report, just in from our good friend Sherry Rampy. Hey All! Just figured you might like another reason not to cook! LA PICCOLA CUCINA…Andy and Debbie Pappas’ “Little Kitchen” is exquisite. It’s located at 2241 North 7th Street, with bright red umbrellas outside a beautifully renovated building that started life as a bungalow… Read more

City Council Approves Arts,Culture & Small Business Overlay

April 2, 2008 | By

The Phoenix City Council approved the proposed Arts, Culture & Small Business Overlay on Wednesday evening.  This is good news for Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods in terms of paving the way for Art Galleries, Coffee Shops, and a variety of other businesses who want to open retail locations in existing small homes & older buildings. … Read more

Colliers’ 2020 Vision pegs Phoenix-area growth hot spots

April 2, 2008 | By

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Business Journal Phoenix Mike Padgett, Contributing Writer The metro region’s key growth areas for commercial and mixed-use real estate in the near future are downtown Phoenix, the light rail corridor, downtown Mesa and the southwest and southeast areas, according to a new report from Colliers International. The annual report, called 2020… Read more

Stray Cat Theater Presents Pulp!

April 2, 2008 | By

The local Stray Cat Theater is closing their 2007-2008 season with Pulp: A Play With Music. Katie Harroff, an MFA student at ASU, stars as Terry Logan. Pictured , from left to right are Tracy Payne as Eva, Harroff as Terry, and Kim Jeffries as Pepper. Here is a brief synopsis from the Stray Cat… Read more

Phoenix Public Library Hosts Grand Canyon Photographer

April 2, 2008 | By

Burton Barr Central Library will host a slide presentation and lecture with Elias Butler, co-author of “Grand Obsession: Harvey Butchart and the Exploration of the Grand Canyon,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 N. Central Ave. Butler is a photographer and writer whose work has appeared on the… Read more

Update from the Downtown Phoenix Partnership

April 1, 2008 | By

I’m suscribed to this email update (below) from the Downtown Phoenix Partnership. You can sign up for this newsletter or other Copper Sqaure updates by visiting http://www.coppersquare.com/email/ Convention Center The Convention Center North Building currently under construction at 3rd Street and Monroe is set to be equipped with state of the art solar panel technology.  In early… Read more

Like to own a Restaurant Downtown?

April 1, 2008 | By

A current opportunity exists to buy a clean, cute and cozy breakfast, lunch and snack shop in a nine-story downtown office building. This business is easy to operate, open Monday to Friday only with great hours and has an unbelievable rent deal that includes utilities. There is significant upside revenue potential available by advertising to… Read more