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

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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

Devil's Advocate: Adaptive reuse keeping city's past intertwined with its future

Despite what appears to be a grim time for buildings and the memories and culture that go with them in downtown Phoenix, hope to preserve the past and enhance the future exists with adaptive reuse. Read story

Phoenix welcomes Canadian investment firm to the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation

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Phoenix is now home to a Canadian investment firm VA Angels. Local entrepreneurs such as those at CO+HOOTS and Seed Spot say the new firm will help create more capital and other reasons for businesses to stay in Phoenix. Read story

Local Thai restaurant featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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The Wild Thaiger, located on Thomas Road and Central Avenue, will be featured in an upcoming episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” after a visit from Guy Fieri last Friday. Read story

Hundreds of protestors congregate at state capitol in response to education cuts

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Nearly 600 protesters rallied at the state Capitol Thursday afternoon against state budget cuts to education. This included about 30 Downtown campus students, who marched nearly two miles from campus to the Capitol. Read story

Visual and culinary artists pair up to blend the two mediums at Palette to Palate event

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Culinary and visual artists gathered at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel’s fifth-floor balcony Thursday as part of the Palette to Palate event. Pairs of artists showcased their work as they blended together. Read story

Mixed-use development project holds groundbreaking ceremony

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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

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

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