Business & Finance

Fry’s Targets Area of Burgeoning Growth

Fry’s Targets Area of Burgeoning Growth

By Karen Goveia– Phoenix Commercial Advisors, a commercial real estate services company, recently announced Fry’s is bringing a Fry’s Marketplace and a Fry’s Fuel Center to Canyon Crossroads, a proposed commercial plaza planned for the northwest corner of Dove Valley Road and North Valley Parkway. The developer, BG Ventures, also plans 15,000 square feet of […]

By May 11, 2015 Read More →
Anthem Area Secedes from Phoenix Chamber

Anthem Area Secedes from Phoenix Chamber

By Karen Goveia– After 13 years, the local chapter of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce—cumbersomely known as the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce at Anthem North Gateway—has dissolved. And, on April 9, the group re-launched as Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce, an organization independent of the Phoenix Chamber. The move is an effort to address […]

By April 20, 2015 Read More →
Caterer Finds Success Too Big for Anthem

Caterer Finds Success Too Big for Anthem

By Nadine Shaalan– Donna Fanning planned to move her business on a Friday—typically a slow day for Our Kitchen to Yours—to minimize any disruption. Heading into Friday, they had about five catering orders. Perfect. No sooner had she pulled the trigger on the move than 13 more orders came in. The first day in the […]

By April 8, 2015 Read More →

Over the Prickett Fence

How to be a Grill Master

How to be a Grill Master

By Chris Prickett– I’d love to portray myself as a macho grill master. Or, a macho anything, for that matter. And, even though I can murder a burger pretty well (condiments can moisten a multitude of sins), I’m pretty much a tenderfoot when it comes to the care and feeding of the family barbecue. So, […]

By May 16, 2015 Read More →
Electing a New Water Heater

Electing a New Water Heater

By Chris Prickett– In the spirit of the recent presidential candidate announcements (already?), I’d like to take this opportunity to do a little flip-flopping of my own. Effective today, I’m coming out in support of tankless water heaters. That is, until polling results sway me otherwise. A few years back, I responded to a reader’s […]

By May 9, 2015 Read More →
How to Take a Better Selfie

How to Take a Better Selfie

By Chris Prickett– If you never want to take a bad selfie, here’s my advice: If you’re over 30, don’t take any selfies! “But wait just a minute, Mr. Prickett…” you might be saying, because your Google search for “tips for taking selfies” just uncovered 1,210,000 hits in 0.4 seconds. I know. I’ve read them […]

By April 24, 2015 Read More →

Local Government

Construction Begun on North Valley Parkway–303 Link

Construction Begun on North Valley Parkway–303 Link

By Karen Goveia– As commercial developers eye growth opportunities along the I-17 corridor near Dove Valley Road, construction is underway on a major roadway connecting North Valley Parkway to I-17 and Loop 303 to the west. Future alignment with Sonoran Desert Drive to the east has been recommended but not yet approved. Sonoran Desert Drive, […]

By May 12, 2015 Read More →
Candidates: ‘I’m No Politician’

Candidates: ‘I’m No Politician’

By Nourie Boraie– “If you elect me, I will make it rain money!” promised Arizona State Treasurer Candidate Jeff DeWitt with a laugh and a nod to the stormy weather that stifled turnout at the night’s candidate meet-and-greet forum. The crowd—a group of about 20—that gathered to listen to candidates for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary […]

By August 22, 2014 Read More →
Fyke Elected Board President

Fyke Elected Board President

By In&Out Staff– Tim Fyke was seated for a second term on the Anthem Community Council, representing Parkside, and newly elected Roger Willis began serving his first term representing Country Club. After the two were seated, officers were elected. Holly Matson, former president of the board, moved to elect Fyke as new president by unanimous […]

By April 30, 2014 Read More →

House-garden

Haggen Poised to Takeover Safeway

Haggen Poised to Takeover Safeway

The Conversion Haggen’s explosive growth from 18 to 164 stores requires a store conversion process with precision and efficiency. Watch the time-lapse video above to see how it’s done. Safeway in Anthem Marketplace is scheduled to close for good 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26. West Coast regional grocery chain Haggen (pronounced “hay-gun”) is poised to swoop in, […]

By May 4, 2015 Read More →
Anthem Parkside Postpones ‘Draconian’ Parking Policy

Anthem Parkside Postpones ‘Draconian’ Parking Policy

By Nadine Shaalan– In an 11th-hour open meeting, the Anthem Parkside Board voted to postpone until Aug. 1 a parking policy for Paseo residents that includes a five-fold fine increase. About 30 residents attended the meeting Tuesday, April 28 on short notice. About twice as many residents spoke against enforcement of the street parking restrictions, […]

By May 4, 2015 Read More →
Proposed Water Rate Compromise Approved

Proposed Water Rate Compromise Approved

By Nadine Shaalan– It’s unanimous. All members of the Arizona Corporation Commission think the new EPCOR wastewater rates are a good idea. The approval temporarily settles a complaint launched by residents of the Agua Fria district whose rates soared when Anthem won deconsolidation from the district. The settlement reduces Anthem’s wastewater rates, though not as […]

By January 12, 2015 Read More →