Four Chambers Press magazine writes on after exceeding $5,000 crowdfunding goal


The staff of Four Chambers Press recently exceeded their fundraising goal in a Kickstarter campaign, but publishers are asking for the public’s help to fund additional sections of the magazine that were previously cut due to costs. Read story

Lack of resources, authority jeopardizes the future of Phoenix’s past


Despite community protests, the GreenHAUS building, a monument for the LGBT community, was demolished in March. According to officials, a combination of a lack of authority and a lack of resources means that city hall will be powerless to prevent the demolition of other buildings like it. Read story

Downtown businesses prepare for summer months


The summer heat in Phoenix is no longer a death sentence for downtown businesses, but business owners are still making special preparations for the summer months. Read story

New wine shop to open in Monroe building


Hidden Track Bottle Shop, coming within the next two months to the 111 W. Monroe Building, will be the only wine shop downtown offering a unique array of wines from all over the globe. Read story

METROnome: Downtown Phoenix's development as a music-festival pit stop


Music festivals such as Coachella and South by Southwest draw people from across the country westward to see bands perform. Phoenix has become a natural pit stop along the way, fostering a music-festival culture. Read story

Jobot to open bar with distinct menu in backyard of property over the summer


Jobot Coffee and Dining plans to open a permanent bar this summer. The bar will serve locally crafted brews and spirits and operate as a separate entity from the coffee shop. Read story

Businesses to open on Monroe Street this year


A new batch of shops, including an audio store and a vintage clothing boutique, will soon open in the 111 West Monroe building on First Avenue and Monroe Street. Read story

Preservation organizations look to revitalize community through re-purposed buildings


The Arizona Main Street program has joined forces with the Arizona Downtown Alliance in order to take on large revitalization projects. Read story

Scottsdale-based juice shop opens in partnership with downtown's Cartel


Cartel Coffee Lab has a new roommate: Kaleidoscope Juice, a Scottsdale-based juice bar that moved in three weeks ago. So far the two businesses have shared spaces and customers comfortably. Read story

Program aims to create more opportunities for Phoenix small businesses through inclusion

A city program may streamline its process to connect small businesses with local government work. Businesses would now pre-register to speed up the certification process. Read story