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Quite the welcome…

March 24, 2009 | By

ImprovAZ is having fun with this. First the NoPantsAZ Light Rail stunt and now a Sky Harbor arrival to remember.

Encanto-Palmcroft Home Tour This Weekend

March 23, 2009 | By

The Encanto-Palmcroft neighborhood, with all of it’s old world charm and palm-tree lined streets, will be putting on their bi-annual Home Tour & Street Festival on Sunday, March 29th from 10 AM to 4 PM. The majority of the estate-like homes in this neighborhood were built in the 1920’s and 30’s, including Spanish Colonial homes and Tudor Revivals alhtough there are also a few classic Red Brick Ranch homes from the 50’s. Past neighbors of note in the Encanto-Palmcroft neighborhood have included US Supreme Court Justice, William Renquist, former Phoenix Suns star Alvan Adams, former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs and many more.

Clarendon Hotel remodeling restaurant

March 23, 2009 | By

There’s really no cooler place for an after party than the Clarendon. The roof top, while it certainly has its limits (literally, per fire code), is an excellent place to grab a drink while enjoying the cool night air. While the roof seems to be definitely working, the downstairs bar/restaurant area has been in flux… Read more

New Community Garden In Coronado Neighborhood

March 23, 2009 | By

Yesterday we broke ground for a new community garden. . This garden has been in its planning and approval stages for over 8 months so it was a quite a celebratory day! The Garden is located on the South Side of the Guru Nanak Dwara Ashram also home of Yoga Phoenix (a non-profit Kundalini Yoga Center) at the corner of 9th St and Oak in the Coronado Historic Neighborhood in Central Phoenix, AZ. We got approval about 2 weeks ago and yesterday got to gleefully get our hands all dirty with mama earth.

VMarie Fashion unveils 2010 line

March 22, 2009 | By

Rickie Gonzales and VMarie Fashion unveiled the 2010 line this past Saturday to around 200 local fashion aficionados. The Sporting House, located just south of US Airways Arena, hosted the event.

Downtown Denizens Surveyed

March 22, 2009 | By

Downtown Phoenix Partnership officials are hoping Valley residents and visitors will check out their Web site and participate in an online survey to gauge preferences for a new “way-finding” system downtown.

Note From David Roderique

March 22, 2009 | By

Recently, there has been some conversation about where the funds came from that paid for a branding project resulting in the motto, “Arizona’s Urban Heart.”

David Roderique, CEO of the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, responded to these questions in a letter to the Arizona Republic on Saturday.

Central Phoenix: Good, Bad, Ugly

March 21, 2009 | By

Because I know the fragile self-esteem of Phoenicians is at stake, let me begin my observations about the state of the center city with the good stuff. I smelled the orange blossoms — even stepping out into one of ugliest urban spaces anywhere, the pedestrian loading zone at Sky Harbor. Many of the Midwestern transplants dislike the scent, which makes me dislike some of them even more. But this small, fleeting thing reminds me of my often magical city that is gone forever.

Civic Park Art Project Delayed Again

March 21, 2009 | By

Downtown Phoenix’s looming blue public art piece ran into another delay Thursday, adding further unintended import to the sculpture’s title, Her Secret Is Patience. Construction crews spent the first half of Thursday attaching what would have been the final installment of the already delayed Civic Park art installation. After consulting the plans, the designer realized… Read more