Historic DeSoto building will feature a restaurant, bar and marketplace

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The C.P. Stephens DeSoto Six Motorcars building in downtown Phoenix is being transformed into the DeSoto Central Marketplace, a market featuring restaurants, locally grown food and a bar. The soon-to-be-renovated building sits between the Roosevelt Neighborhood Historic District and the Roosevelt Row Arts District. Read story

City of Phoenix discusses proposed Roosevelt Street improvements with business owners

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The first phase of a street improvement project along Roosevelt Street between Central Avenue and Fourth Street is inching closer to its tentative start date of June 9. The city of Phoenix held an informal gathering Thursday night to inform the public about the upcoming construction. Read story

Carl's Jr. opens location at US Airways Center, partners with Phoenix Suns and Mercury

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Carl’s Jr. opened a new location Monday morning at US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix with the Phoenix Suns and Mercury. Read story

DPP hosts discussion on empty space between Taylor Place and Valley Youth Theatre

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The Downtown Phoenix Partnership and Logan Simpson Design Inc. hosted a community conversation about how to fill the empty lot between Taylor Place and the Valley Youth Theater Wednesday as part of Urban Design Week. Read story

MonOrchid hosts small business workshop organized by Craft Culture

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Craft Culture presented a workshop at MonOrchid Saturday that provided entrepreneurs with information on how to start and run businesses. Read story

Phoenix Public Market Cafe draws in First Friday crowds with its own new event

The Phoenix Public Market Cafe hosted a First Friday party — packed with music, art, food and drinks — with the hope of bringing in more of the First Friday crowds. Read story

Downtown businesses seeing more traffic thanks to Phoenix Suns' success

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The past several years haven’t necessarily been kind to the Phoenix Suns, but this season has been different and businesses have felt the effects. Attendance has been on the rise for Phoenix Suns home games at US Airways Center, increasing traffic to nearby restaurants and bars such as those in CityScape before and after games. Read story

Hotel occupancies may decrease without large events downtown to draw guests

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A surge in downtown Phoenix hotel constructions is leading to fewer occupants, particularly without events such as the Super Bowl to attract guests to fill vacancies. Read story

The Winnie art, dance and yoga studio opens on Grand with intent of empowering women

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The Winnie is located on Grand and 15th avenues, near Trunk Space and Bikini Lounge. Studio owner Ashley Law said she wanted to create a space where women could feel comfortable in their individuality. Read story

Brazilian drought causing coffee shortage could raise prices at downtown coffee shops

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects Brazil, the largest coffee producer in the world, to produce 3 million fewer coffee bags than last year, which could affect coffee prices worldwide. Read story