Restaurant owner hopes to revitalize her space to match the freshness of her cuisine


After being open for only a short time, Vegan House will be undergoing some new renovations. Owner Lara Brooks wasn’t satisfied with the interior and wants to change it to match the energy and freshness that the vegan cuisine emits. Read story

Marketing director hopes Containers on Grand will be ready for eager renters by June


The highly-anticipated Containers on Grand project received its final approval this month. Kathleen Santin, marketing director and one of the partners, said she hopes the apartments will be ready for move-in by June 1. Read story

Bill re-introduced to expand definition of homelessness and be more inclusive to youth


As homeless youth continue to face significant challenges in the United States, several local initiatives are attempting to address the issue. Read story

CO+HOOTS approved for $75,000 grant to expand


Local coworking space CO+HOOTS received a $75,000 grant from the Phoenix Industrial Authority. Read story

Women Investing in Women Summit fosters ideas and community of entrepreneurs


The Cronkite School was home to aspiring and successful entrepreneurs and media experts focused on advancing the roles of women and girls at the third Women Investing in Women Phoenix Summit on Friday and Saturday. Read story

Arizona Matsuri Festival celebrates Japanese culture


The 31st Arizona Matsuri Festival, a celebration of Japanese culture, was held Saturday and Sunday at Heritage and Science Park on Van Buren and Sixth streets. The event featured over 60 vendors, crafts, demonstrations, exhibits, food and performances highlighting Japanese heritage. Read story

Community members meet to discuss sustainability


ASU and the City of Phoenix hosted Sustival, the final event in the 2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival, at Civic Space Park on Saturday. The event highlighted topics like water preservation, composting and growing food locally as ways to make the Valley more sustainable. Read story

Ladies First! exhibition highlights art of local women


The second Ladies First! art exhibition at Jobot Friday commemorated the music, art and performances of over 30 women in the community. Read story

Devil's Advocate: Nothing brings community together like high alcohol content


To this week’s Devil’s Advocate author, attending the Strong Beer Festival and seeing the crowds of people and community enjoying the wide variety of locally brewed beers was eyeopening and is symbolic of something truly extraordinary. Read story

New coffeehouse to open in Monroe tower, caters toward people on the move


Japanese coffee shop Mornin’ Moonshine, a new addition to DJ Fernandes’ other local restaurants, will cater toward the fast-paced atmosphere of downtown Phoenix. Read story