By one measure, Tempe and Scottsdale are among the top 100 places to live in the United States.According to Livability.com, Tempe is 43rd, and Scottsdale's 89th.
Word about My Florist Cafe's sudden closure on Friday trickled in through text messages while I was away from Phoenix and away from the blog. Various sources told me they'd seen appliances being carted out of the restaurant at 7th Avenue and McDowell, and that employees were essentially ... More >>
KJZZThis is the woman who doesn't want you to hear Animal Collective on the radio.There's an interesting facebook battle shaping up over the future of Phoenix's NPR affiliate, KJZZ 91.5.The instigator is a guy named Greg Ensell who likes to listen to . . . well, umm, pretty much what I listen to: ... More >>
OK, by now you've perhaps read on our food blog that there's a new Long Wong's planned for Apache and McClintock. "Big Deal," you may be thinking, "those wing joints are everywhere."Not so fast. A close inspection of the zoning documents reveals that this Long Wong's is planning to have music up ... More >>
Three years ago, Mayor-elect Phil Gordon promised to make it easier for small businesses to renovate old buildings. But the problems faced by one indie restaurateur show that, if anything, it's harder than ever
. . . will it be any better than downtown Tempe?
It's a knock-down, drag-out for the city's soul
Okay, Janet, you won. Now what?
Maverick state Senator Jack Harper and shady Clinton administration bureaucrat Henry Cisneros are back and bitchin', which's ruffling tail feathers
Or maybe you do
Letters from the week of May 20, 2004
Downtown Phoenix has always had its high points, but the Civic Center boondoggle isn't one of them
Letters from the week of December 11, 2003
Phoenix has always been hot. But can it ever be cool?
Letters from the week of November 13, 2003
Richard Florida jump-starts downtown dialogue
Letters from the week of October 23, 2003
Tom Simplot and his sexuality are exactly what Phoenix needs
Letters from the week of October 9, 2003
Richard Florida knows exactly what's wrong with Phoenix
Make downtown attractive to locals, not to outsiders wearing knee socks and nametags. It only makes sense.