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Hotel Monroe to open in October 2008

April 21, 2008 | By

The renovation on the 1931 Professional Building, former home of Valley National Bank in Downtown Phoenix must be moving along at breakneck speed as the Hotel Manager, Todd Iacono told Arizona Republic reporter Jahna Berry that the Hotel would be open in October. A $100 million renovation will restore the vintage lobby and will create… Read more

Conference to focus on reducing health disparities of minorities

April 20, 2008 | By

In its ongoing efforts to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities, the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center is gearing up for its sixth-annual research conference on Friday, April 25th in downtown Phoenix. The free conference runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arizona Club atop Chase Tower. The interdisciplinary center is part… Read more

IGNITE Phoenix April gathering

April 20, 2008 | By

The Special Guest for the April meeting of IGNITE Phoenix will be Cyd West, Director of Research and Economic Partnerships for Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture (MPAC).  The gathering will be at the Arcadia Farms at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central on Wednesday, April 30th, 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  Cyd’s topic will… Read more

Can’t help myself

April 20, 2008 | By

I’ll try to refrain myself in the future from posting after every game as if I’m some sort of sports writer but my oh my, these Dbacks sure are playing some nifty baseball. Did anyone see them shred the Padres again tonight? The Padres’ 6’10” pitcher, Chris Young held his own against the Dbacks’ speedy… Read more

Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show

April 20, 2008 | By

Coming up at the Arizona State Fairgrounds at 1826 W. McDowell, the Show is happening April 25th,26th & 27th.  Over 1100 exhibits and lots of seminars.  10 AM to 7 PM on Friday and Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM on Sunday. get more info online

Historic Hotel San Carlos looking for a partner

April 19, 2008 | By

According to Jahna Berry’s Blog at, the 83 year old owner of the San Carlos is seeking a partner.  Greg Melikian was quoted as saying “”We are looking for someone to join our family and to take Hotel San Carlos to the next level.”  Melikian has owned the historic 121-room hotel on and off for… Read more

Sports update

April 18, 2008 | By

Welcome to the weekend folks! Dbacks crushed the Padres 9 zip at home. The Suns take on the Spurs Saturday at Noon in San Antonio. This is the first game of the playoffs and the game will be shown on ABC. -Mark

Very cool Condos near ASU Downtown

April 18, 2008 | By

Brand new Studio Condos that live like one bedrooms.  Open floor plan, very high ceilings, large windows, bamboo flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite kitchen countertops, travertine tiled bath, all make for a very fashionable pad at an afforable price point.  Some of the other features of this new building include secured parking, video intercom guest entry,… Read more

Attn: restauranters

April 18, 2008 | By

I’ve decided to try to open my own restaurant downtown. Having never done this before, I’m sure I don’t even know how much I don’t know. Whenever I’m at one of the local restaurants/bars that I admire, I try to meet the owner and ask a few questions. As you probably have heard a hundred… Read more

Where is downtown?

April 18, 2008 | By

I was just on Craig’s list getting a feel for “downtown” rental pricing.  Naturally I did my search on the word “downtown”.  I wish they had some way of drawing a boundary on a map and retrieving only the properties within that boundary.  Perhaps they will at some time in the future. The results received… Read more