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

“Life’s Hard. It’s Even Harder When Your Garage is Full.”

“Life’s Hard. It’s Even Harder When Your Garage is Full.”

—John Wayne (would have said this if he lived in Phoenix today) By Chris Prickett-–I know, I know, “We don’t have basements or attics in Phoenix. Where do I put my stuff?” Time for some tough love, pilgrim. (Read this in a John Wayne voice…) When your $30,000 car bakes on the driveway in the […]

By August 29, 2015 Read More →
A Warranty Even a Cynic Can Embrace

A Warranty Even a Cynic Can Embrace

I think Chris Prickett has written an article on home warranties in the past, but I would love to see a refresher. I am most concerned about existing home owners like myself purchasing one of those plans. Are they really worth the cost? Will they replace my 10 year-old-appliances and AC units when they are […]

By August 24, 2015 Read More →
The Superpowers of Bulletproof Coffee

The Superpowers of Bulletproof Coffee

…Or just a swift kick in the derrière. By Chris Prickett– Everyone knows where The Lone Ranger takes his garbage—(to the dump, to the dump, to the dump, dump, dump…)—but do you know what Superman drinks for breakfast? Bulletproof coffee! I once saw a tiny French press in a Metropolis phone booth, so it all […]

By August 16, 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

It’s About Time You Try the Prickly Pear

It’s About Time You Try the Prickly Pear

    By Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher The prickly pear cactus is commonly seen along the roadways and yards across the Valley, and in August, the edible fruit of this plant ripens and presents harvesting opportunities that make for a great family outing.   There are 12 varieties of prickly pear cactus found in the […]

By August 22, 2015 Read More →
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 →
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