Downtown businesses expand through city

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Downtown has seen a trend as businesses expand into other locations throughout the city. Matt’s Big Breakfast, Short Leash Hot Dogs and Lola Coffee have all expanded out of downtown in the past year. Read story

Pinewood Classic event at Short Leash ignites nostalgia for contestants

Short Leash Hot Dogs put on a pinewood derby Saturday that pitted contestants against each other with their uniquely designed, hand-crafted cars. The event was created to spark interest in local businesses and encourage participation in other downtown events. Read story

Coffee shop, food truck collaborate to present Shine and Dine lunchtime event

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For the past six weeks, the Short Leash Hot Dogs food truck has parked in front of Shine Coffee on Vernon Avenue every Wednesday to create “Shine and Dine,” a lunchtime collaboration event. Read story

Craft brewing gains ground: Phoenix Brewers Invitational weekend event in Heritage Square

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Heritage Square Park drew 66 local and national breweries at the Phoenix Brewers International this weekend, where those of legal drinking age could sample beers with the purchase of a $35 plastic 12-ounce beer mug. Read story

Local food vendors come together to support Hey Joe! owner diagnosed with cancer

Members of the Phoenix Street Food Coalition have banded together to raise money to offset the medical costs for Margita Webb, co-owner of the Hey Joe! Filipino Street Food food truck, who was diagnosed with stage three cancer. Read story

Slide show: Short Leash Hot Dogs opens permanent location downtown

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After three years as one of the Valley’s top food trucks, Short Leash Hotdogs opened a permanent location in downtown Phoenix Tuesday, corresponding with National Hot Dog Day. Read story

Study: Phoenix small businesses see a growing economy

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Small business owners look at the Phoenix economy favorably as experts believe it is continuing to grow, according to the 2013 Chase-Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Pulse of the Small Business Survey conducted by Chase Bank and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in June. Read story

Phoenix Street Food Coalition offers food trucks a chance to network locally

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Food trucks have become a stitch in the fabric of downtown’s culinary culture, a growing market in a rapidly expanding industry that pairs outside-the-box creations with mobile eateries. Read story

Short Leash expands its partnerships with local community, offers new brunch menu

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Short Leash Hot Dogs has been expanding recently by deciding to partner with Astor House in downtown Phoenix and offering a new brunch menu. Read story

Third annual Phoestivus to be held December 5 and 12

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Last year’s Phoestivus was held closer to Christmas. This year, the organizers shifted the event earlier for shoppers. (Evie Carpenter/DD)

The third annual Phoestivus open-air market chock-full of holiday delight will take over the Phoenix Public Market area in Read story