Downtown Dining: Fair Trade Cafe


Fair Trade Cafe is a coffee shop with caring owners and a mission to feed the community with organic food and locally roasted coffee. Read story

Local coffee shops compete with Taylor Place Starbucks for student business


While shopping locally and going green are becoming increasingly popular, are local coffee shops able to draw students away from the conveniently located Taylor Place Starbucks? Four local coffee vendors share their experiences and business models about standing apart from the crowd. Read story

Survival guide: Places for food, shopping and fun while living downtown

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Moving to a new place can be difficult, especially if you don’t know your way around town. The Downtown Devil staff compiled a list of important places to know about while living downtown. While there are plenty of places that didn’t make it onto the list, here a few places to get you started while you get used to your new home. Read story

Local ice cream shop parts ways with Fair Trade Cafe


Two local businesses — The Sweetness ice cream shop and the Fair Trade Cafe — have parted ways after 11 months of partnering after The Sweetness owner could not meet the financial terms of his lease. Read story

Campus groups host discussion featuring Lattie Coor and senatorial candidates


Downtown Decides 2012 introduced students and community members to local candidates through a non-partisan discussion with former ASU president Lattie Coor and Senator candidates Augustine Bartning and Katie Hobbs. Read story

Fair Trade Cafe's Civic Space Park location to reopen Monday


Fair Trade Cafe’s Civic Space Park location will be reopening its doors on Monday after closing during the low traffic months of summer. The cafe will also flaunt new decor, new hours and a sweet new addition: The Sweetness ice cream. Read story

Fair Trade Cafe offers new loyalty system at both locations


Fair Trade Café implemented a new reward system for both their regulars and new customers with the adoption of a points card. Belly, which started in Chicago, was developed as a platform to stimulate return visits and entice returning customers with varying rewards based on the amount of points they rack up, said David Evan, the Belly card representative for Phoenix. Read story

Fair Trade Cafe's Civic Space Park location obtains liquor license


Fair Trade Cafe’s Civic Space Park location served up its first alcoholic drinks Friday thanks to its newly acquired liquor license, which will allow both the cafe and park to provide guests with adult beverages. Read story

Sens leaving downtown Phoenix dining scene


For some businesses, ASU downtown has been instrumental in their growth and success. But for owner of Sens Asian Tapas and Sake Bar, ASU has not helped his business, and parking issues posed another problem. Read story

Nutrition professor, cafe owner and chef discuss importance of eating healthy, local


An ASU nutrition professor, along with the owner and the chef of a local cafe, discussed food’s effect on our health and mood as well as the long-term health effects of processed food at Wednesday’s New York Times Nutrition Panel, sponsored by USGD. Read story