METROnome: 10 releases to look out for when Record Store Day hits


The master RSD exclusives list is a bit of a doozy, and chances are you’ll find too many titles you’re not interested in. To simplify the process, here is a list of unique and alluring releases to keep an eye on when the record store doors open. Read story

New Phoenix food truck brings sophisticated flair, deluxe recipes to French fries


A new food truck will join the rotating cast of local meals on wheels. Frites Street is the brainchild of Flip Isard and Braden Jones, two guys looking to put a gourmet spin on French fries. Read story

Radish offers cold-pressed juice and locally sourced produce at DeSoto Central Market


Radish, a new juice bar opening at the DeSoto Central Market, boasts cold-pressed juice and locally sourced ingredients as its key selling points. Read story

Seed Spot incubator aims to grow young entrepreneurs through high school curriculum


Local startup incubator held an open house Thursday night for high school administrators, teachers and students to promote its high school curriculum. A Seed Spot executive, student and teacher spoke about how the program has been implemented in the Tesseract School and the benefits of exposing young students to entrepreneurship. Read story

A Tailored Place: New clothing swap center looks to serve LGBT youth


The “I Have a Dream” boutique is meant to be a safe place for LGBT youth to shop for and exchange clothes without the constraints of a gendered establishment. Read story

Restaurateurs to open 'elevated shack food' venture targeting students, local workers


The Dressing Room is set to open in mid-April on Roosevelt Row. The restaurant will serve burgers, fish tacos and salads at affordable prices. Read story

Mary Coyle Ice Cream tries Kickstarter venture for food truck, fails to reach goal


Now-closed Mary Coyle Ol’ Fashioned Ice Cream looked to start again as a food truck. Although the crowdfunding campaign was unsuccessful, the shop garnered enough attention to receive offers for a new physical location. Read story

Updated PlanPHX general plan approved by city council, moves on to the ballot in August


The city of Phoenix has updated its PlanPhx general plan, first passed in 2002, to respond to citizen feedback about how to create a more sustainable, connected and economically strong city. Read story

Fitness studio Orangetheory to open new location at CityScape in coming months


Orangetheory, a fitness studio with an emphasis on unique exercises and monitoring heart rate, will open a new location at CityScape in the coming months. Read story

Despite local reaction, demolition of downtown spots is cyclical, community leaders say


The recent demolition of the South of Roosevelt (SoRo) galleries and GreenHaus buildings for the development of apartment complexes has sparked a range of responses from downtown residents, but a neighborhood leader said these types of trends are cyclical. Read story