Mixed-use development project holds groundbreaking ceremony in Roosevelt neighborhood

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday morning at Roosevelt Street and First Avenue. Union @ Roosevelt, a mixed-use development containing apartments along with retail and restaurant space, will begin construction there. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Performance

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It’s not often you get to go back stage with a cast. Before a show, there are gitters, anxieties and pauses as performers prepare to stand on stage with strangers’ eyes trained on them. Read story

City council decides to give public the power to vote on new public transit plan

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A comprehensive public transit plan will now be up to the public’s vote. The proposal would create a new sales tax to fund the improvement of city streets and the creation of 15 miles of new Light Rail tracks. Read story

Golden Rule Tattoo's deaf tattoo artist overcomes disability to create lasting art

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Paul Schorsch, known as “Paulski” overcame his profound deafness to become a talented and beloved tattoo artist at The Golden Rule Tattoo. Read story

A Tailored Place: Treat yourself to stylish steals at Antique Sugar Vintage Clothing's new space

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Antique Sugar Vintage Clothing is relocating to the Roosevelt District on April 17 after construction delays pushed the original April 3 open date back. The store’s owners wanted to move from their current location in the Melrose District to participate in downtown’s expansion and because of landlord issues. Read story

Restaurateur brings passion for cheese and quality dining to downtown Phoenix

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Laura Mulchay and her husband, Joel LaTondress, are bringing a love of cheese to downtown Phoenix with their new restaurant, Craft+Culture: Cheese and Charcuterie, after winning the “Canvas” business competition. Read story

Business journalists discuss specializations in the job market at Must See Mondays event

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Business journalism took center stage at a Must See Mondays series panel on finding a specialization and standing out in a competitive journalism job market. Read story

Balanced city budget proposed as pension costs predicted to rise

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City officials eliminated 162 general fund positions, approved labor contracts that cut employee benefits and pay and reformed the City of Phoenix Employees Retirement System as part of a balanced budget proposal last Tuesday. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Thirsty man

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It’s hard to imagine having such a physically demanding job that lasts through the unbearable Phoenix heat. I was able to capture a brief moment of a workingman’s relaxation and water break. Read story

Restaurant owner hopes to revitalize her space to match the freshness of her cuisine

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After being open for only a short time, Vegan House will be undergoing some new renovations. Owner Lara Brooks wasn’t satisfied with the interior and wants to change it to match the energy and freshness that the vegan cuisine emits. Read story