Jamie PeacheyGeorganne Bryant is the owner of Frances, Smeeks and the new Frances Studio, all in Medlock Plaza on the northwest corner of Camelback and Central. If you've seen those Love Phoenix or Leave Phoenix t-shirts and bumper stickers around town, we have her to thank. She has enviable tas ... More >>
"Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh, soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie?" Up until two years ago when Georganne Bryant opened her colorful retro candy boutique, Smeeks, no one in Phoenix could. Seems Bryant started a trend. Up popped Sweets and Beats (now defunct), ... More >>
Lauren GilgerA taste of the goodies at Smeeks in downtown Phoenix.It's nice to see a price tag on anything that reads 5 cents. It calls to mind a time way back (a time few among us can remember, but perhaps have read of in books) when gas cost 20 cents a gallon and kids said, "Shucks!"
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"Why doesn't somebody open a _____ in Central Phoenix?"
Fill in that blank for any kind of stylish indie business (especially anything food- and beverage-related), and I've wondered it aloud. For all the interesting things going on in CenPho these days, there's still room for plenty more.
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