Business

Downtown Phoenix has seen a massive amount of development over the last few years. To help you stay informed, we're now keeping a list of all current developments within downtown, which will be updated monthly to reflect changes. Greenwood Brewing The woman-owned brewery will open this spring on Fifth and Roosevelt...
Aaron Schofield, the owner of Luana's Coffee and Beer, opened his coffee shop, restaurant and bar at Third Avenue and McDowell Road. The location was formerly home to Hob Nob's Cafe and Spirits, where Schofield got his start in the coffee business. He started out operating a mobile coffee cart...
The Urban Heat Island/Trees and Shade Subcommittee is working toward its goal to increase shade in downtown Phoenix. The subcommittee's 2010 Phoenix Tree and Shade Master Plan states that it is working toward creating “a healthier, more livable and prosperous 21st Century desert city” by increasing the city’s tree canopy to...
Over the past few years, downtown Phoenix has seen a lot of unexpected business closures, especially toward the city's urban center. Some of these places were around for years and became part of the downtown landscape. Others, well, not so much. Here's our round-up of downtown's most shocking business...
As always, downtown Phoenix has changed so much in such a short period of time. Since August, we experienced hyperlocal changes like the introduction of electric scooters to broader ones like Mayor Kate Gallego stepping into her new position. Downtown Devil went through it all, sharing all of the...
The City of Phoenix approved a 30-day trial for the highly favored bike lane plan on Roosevelt Street, according to a statement emailed by Kini Knudson, the director of the street transportation department earlier this month. “During the trial, we will actively monitor the new striping configuration and collect data...
The CitySkate Holiday Ice Rink is now in its 10th year at CityScape, during which time it has grown exponentially. Downtown Phoenix Ambassador Hans Hughes watched CitySkate grow from its first opening to its present size. Hughes said the rink started to bring the local community together. “It’s been successful in...
Fifteen-year Roosevelt Street resident Wayne Turner said he moved to downtown Phoenix because he wanted to bike and walk to places in the area. But Roosevelt Street's current infrastructure hasn’t made it easy or safe for him. “The only place I will not ride my bike is Roosevelt from First Avenue...
Elizabeth Arant, 37, loved Friday night meetings with Fierce Friends of Phoenix, a local LGBTQ group that met monthly at the old DeSoto Central Market. Arant said members used to grab dinner and a cocktail while socializing in the communal space. “I loved the community aspect of DeSoto,” she said. The...
Eye Lounge art gallery on Roosevelt Street will permanently move within its building, resulting in a new entrance on Fifth Street while renovations make room for a new brewery. The storefront, which is located on Fifth and Roosevelt streets, will be occupied by a Greenwood Brewing taproom, allowing guests to...