The building of a possible second Essence Bakery site near Indian School and 40th Street in Central Phoenix.Looks like Essence Bakery, the sunny spot of upscale comfort food in Tempe, has its sights set on a second location in Central Phoenix. "We're cautiously optimistic," says Gilles Combe ... More >>
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Urban trek puts community in motion
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A peek at the future cityscape
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A throng of people turned out to learn about Jerry Colangelo's secret plan for downtown. They learned nada. It's high time for Mayor Phil Gordon to end this charade.
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Proposed downtown site draws criticism from residents, urban planners
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Two landmark Valley cocktail lounges are on the rocks
Phoenix neighborhoods revitalization efforts run into trouble at City Hall
City zoning rules make it tough for Larry Jany to sell his property and retire
The county's new downtown jail would destroy valuable pieces of Phoenix's past
With his new residence built atop his antique shop, John Mollard thought he was set for life. He couldn't have imagined that the same city that encouraged him to build his home was laying plans to declare his neighborhood a blight, seize his property and
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WAIT 'TIL SQUARE ONE BECOMES A PARKING LOT
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