Business & Finance

Discount Retailer Joins Tramonto Marketplace

Discount Retailer Joins Tramonto Marketplace

By Karen Goveia A new retailer said to be known for its brand name and budget­friendly fashion and home accessories plans to open in the former Staples location in Tramonto Marketplace. DownEast Home & Clothing, a West Coast retailer with locations in Mesa and Gilbert, and clothing­only stores in Glendale and Chandler, plans to sell home furnishings and accessories, […]

By May 27, 2015 Read More →
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 →

Over the Prickett Fence

Get Real Baseboards

Get Real Baseboards

  By Chris Prickett— One of the first things I noticed when I first visited Phoenix was the itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie, baseboard in all the homes. It’s almost an embarrassment to call them “baseboards.” Those poor little excuses for molding that barely extend 2 inches up the wall are more like pinstriping, if you ask me. […]

By July 25, 2015 Read More →
The Project That Ate the Pricketts

The Project That Ate the Pricketts

  By Chris Prickett— I can hear the movie trailer now: “When an innocent family wanted to add a little paint and carpet to freshen their 10-year-old home… Aaayiieee!!!” As a former general contractor, I should have known better. Best intentions, more often than not, end up as a blown budget and a three-month Alka-Seltzer […]

By July 10, 2015 Read More →
How Your Roof is Like a Spouse

How Your Roof is Like a Spouse

    By Chris Prickett– Kind of like your (my) hair, your roof doesn’t get much attention until you find pieces of it strewn about the yard. While a baseball cap or a comb-over can handle the former, the latter will need a ladder… and a large check to cover the labor of the guy […]

By July 5, 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 →
Anthem Community Council Updates

Anthem Community Council Updates

New Board, New Officers At its April meeting, Anthem Community Council honored outgoing board member Holly Matson before seating its new board of directors. The board welcomed back Rob Linder to serve another term as a Parkside representative, John Balzer to serve again as the Village representative and newcomer Bob McKenzie to serve as a […]

By May 8, 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 →

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 →
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