Avir jewelry shop in Arizona Center offers unique accessories for both men, women

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A new jewelry store in the Arizona Center opened earlier this month. Avir Jewelry is located between Cold Stone Creamery and Sports World. The owner said he hopes to create jewelry that reflects the buyer’s view of the world. Read story

Phoenix mayor kicks off revitalization project to transform vacant lot into public space

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Mayor Greg Stanton kicked off PHX Renews on Monday, which will transform a vacant lot on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road into an area for urban farming, sustainable technology, outdoor education, art displays and social spaces. Read story

Poet and activist Andrea Gibson enchants audience with words at local gallery

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Andrea Gibson, the popular poet, performed at {9} The Gallery in downtown Phoenix Wednesday to about 100 people who sat listening to, laughing at and applauding for the 37-year-old activist on her nationwide tour. Read story

Food Truck Fiesta offers students opportunity to explore new cuisine

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Students gathered on Taylor Street to sample local cuisine from trucks Tuesday afternoon at the Food Truck Fiesta hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government Downtown. Read story