Sound and Color will bring vinyl records and a flair for design to Grand Avenue in January


Sound and Color will be two businesses in one — a Dj and dance music vinyl shop as well as a graphic design studio. Read story

Bragg's Factory Diner to close doors after two years, Barrio Cafe will move into building


The vegan diner, which had occupied the Grand Avenue space since 2013, will see its last day of business on Sunday. But foodies won’t have to wait long for a replacement. Read story

Chartreuse gallery adds a splash of color to Grand Avenue's expanding arts scene


The newest resident in the Bragg’s Pie Factory building is Chartreuse, a Phoenix-centric gallery from Hazel & Violet owner Nancy Hill. Read story

New photo and memorabilia exhibit offers a glimpse into history of Grand Avenue


Grand Avenue’s rich history will be explored this month at the Frontal Lobe Gallery in the exhibit “The Lone Diagonal in A Grid Town: What’s Grand About Grand Avenue,” which will open at December’s First Fridays Artwalk. Read story

Grand Avenue's {9} the Gallery to fundraise, crowdsource rent, fees


{9} the Gallery must raise $3,000 in order to keep its doors open on Grand Avenue. A GoFundMe account has been established and a fundraiser benefiting the art gallery is planned for Wednesday evening. (Gabriel Radley/DD)

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Two Phoenix events combine festivities to promote arts and local business


The Grand Avenue Festival and Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts are teaming up to bring even more live music, art and local businesses to the Phoenix community. Read story

Community members discuss future of Grand Avenue, Roosevelt Row


More than 20 community members gathered Thursday afternoon to discuss ways to ensure areas like Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue grow and succeed in the future. They were all were united by a common theme: They want main street areas to flourish. Read story

Grand Avenue Merchants' Association looks to apply for 501(c)3 IRS nonprofit tax status

Grand Avenue has been subject to several projects throughout its long history, including its most recent addition of new bike racks and other street improvements. Now, the street’s merchants’ association hopes to receive 501(c)3 IRS nonprofit tax status to increase funding for future projects. Read story

Arts district flourishes from dregs of downtown, but now faces new problems


Roosevelt Street in downtown Phoenix has had a significant transformation over the years, from a crime-ridden area to a now-substantial arts district. But some worry big businesses may threaten the current community. Read story

Grand Avenue festival celebrates goals met


The Fifth Annual Grand Avenue Festival celebrated improvements the street has made, including the addition of on-street parking, bike lanes and planters, while looking forward to the potential it has to grow. Read story