Sound and Color will bring vinyl records and a flair for design to Grand Avenue in January


Sound and Color will be two businesses in one — a Dj and dance music vinyl shop as well as a graphic design studio. Read story

Condo complex breaks ground in midtown with expectation of opening next year


The $40 million project is located in midtown on Monterey Way and Central Avenue and will target young professionals. Read story

Recording studio owner Parish Carter works to make hip-hop artists feel at home

Parish Carter, a local co-owner of a recording studio (Nathan Thrash/DD)

Parish Carter’s recording studio 613 Wax Studios has drawn attention from the music world as it expands its clientele and influence in the Phoenix area. Read story

Landmark Homes breaks ground on townhomes northwest of downtown

(Nathan Thrash/DD)

Landmark Homes cited the greenery, increase in residents and access to public transportation as the reasons for bringing the townhomes to the area. Read story

Cesar Chavez Foundation will not rebid on Fillmore lot following Nowakowski controversy

This is a stock photo. The reporter didn't know which lot her story is about but said it's somewhere around 6th and Filmore and that's where this photo was taken. Hoping it works. (Nathan Thrash/DD)

Though Councilman Michael Nowakowski was cleared of wrongdoing, the Cesar Chavez Foundation will not rebid on the Fillmore lot at the center of the scandal. Read story

Hundreds gather outside City Council Chambers to demand $15 minimum wage, new I.D.


Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown demanding a $15 minimum wage and city identifications for everyone living in Phoenix. Read story

Liquor licenses may soon be allowed near churches and schools downtown

Courtesy of Anna Darian

Courtesy of Anna Darian

Businesses with liquor licenses may soon be permitted within 300 feet of churches due to a proposed ordinance change that, if approved, would bolster the entertainment district created for downtown by City Council earlier this Read story

In northwest downtown, new development builds momentum — with a few hiccups

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Northwest downtown is beginning to see the type of development that’s been well underway east of Central Avenue in Roosevelt Row. Read story

Nook Kitchen to bring 'local flare' and scratch-based cooking to new Hilton Garden Inn

The previously-empty Professional Building in Downtown Phoenix is being renovated into a Hilton Garden Inn hotel, which is set to open within the next few months. (Nicholas Serpa/DD)

The new downtown Hilton Garden Inn found the local flare, scratch-based cooking and friendly attitude they were looking for in the Arcadia-based Nook Kitchen. The restaurant will open their second location in the remodeled Professional Building next year. Read story

Councilman Nowakowski cleared of wrongdoing by city-commissioned report

(Courtesy of Office of Councilman Michael Nowakowski)

Michael Nowakowski touted a report by an independent law firm that clears him of wrongdoing in a conflict of interest with developers. Read story