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Downtown Phoenix Finalizing Wayfinding Program

March 14, 2009 | By

The Downtown Phoenix Partnership is putting the finishing touches on a wayfinding project – and now they are asking for public input.

Please take a moment and take this brief survey to indicate your preferences. Thank you in advance for taking part in reshaping Downtown Phoenix!

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!

Weekday Ridership Still Growing

March 12, 2009 | By

Almost 5,000 more people used light rail on an average weekday in February than in January, according to METRO officials.

Good news for Metro Phoenix as a whole – but great news for Downtown Phoenix!

Go “West of Western” This Weekend

March 12, 2009 | By

Join the Phoenix Art Museum for a two-day outdoor culinary extravaganza featuring Arizona’s renowned chefs and a sublime selection of wines and spirits from around the world. Venture inside for the opening of our Spring exhibition featuring one of the most successful American artists of the early 20th century.

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.

Janet Echelman’s “Her Secret is Patience”‘

March 10, 2009 | By

ASU’s College of Public Programs has reactivated its live webcam to share a “dean’s-eye view” of the installation of artist Janet Echelman’s floating net sculpture at the Downtown Civic Space Park.

The sculpture, titled “Her secret is patience,” is set to be installed March 9 to 12. The design of the sculpture was inspired by Arizona’s distinctive monsoon cloud formations, and by saguaro flowers and boots (which form inside the cactus). Its title comes from a quote by poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”

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…

The New Downtown Phoenix Journal

March 10, 2009 | By

Urban Affair, a marketing and promotions company for downtown Phoenix, has announced the acquisition of the Downtown Phoenix Journal. The redesigned website will invite residents to “Explore Your Core,” with a friendly insider’s view of downtown events, restaurants, cultural hot spots, and profiles of people on the City scene.

Want To Office In The Warehouse District?

March 9, 2009 | By

If your company is looking for a creative office space with dramatic visual appeal, you may want to check out this recently renovated, 3,000 sq ft stand alone building in the Downtown Phoenix Warehouse District, aka SoDo. The space features the original wood bowed-string trusses with 18 ft ceilings, stained conrete floors, custom designed restrooms, gated, private parking for 15 cars and on-site video cameras.