Businesses report success through summer, despite regular drop in traffic due to heat


During the summer months in Phoenix, when college students return home from school and people are less likely to go out in the sweltering heat, businesses often suffer. This year, however, they’ve generally seen success. Read story

Local restaurant owners chat food at TEDx talk


The Evans Churchill Community Association hosted its second TEDx event at the Phoenix Convention Center last night. Local restaurant owners, food truck entrepreneurs and foodies spoke to the audience. Read story

Downtown businesses expand through city


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


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