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Education Fara IllichFebruary 24, 2021
District 7 Phoenix City Council Candidates On Affordable Housing, Downtown Issues

As both rents and the desire to live an urban lifestyle increase — affordability, gentrification and the notion of long-time residents being “priced out” are some of the most pressing... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Education Fara IllichFebruary 18, 2021
Update on renovations of the 1922 Ellis Building in Downtown Phoenix

The seven-floor, mixed-use Ellis Building will incorporate office, residential, a basement “speakeasy,” ground-floor restaurants and a daycare. Click here for more info.

Education Downtown Phoenix Inc.December 23, 2020
Places To Dine, Drink For New Year’s in Downtown Phoenix

From sips and sweets to fine dinners and dancing, there's a little something for everyone this New Year's Eve. Click here for more info.

Education Douglas C. TowneDecember 18, 2020
Downtown Phoenix Celebrates 60 Years of ‘Psycho’

“Psycho Day” on December 11 is a unique Phoenix tradition that honors the city’s connection to the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Psycho. Both the date and Phoenix are featured in the... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Education Douglas C. TowneNovember 5, 2020
80 Years Ago Downtown Phoenix Hosted a Wet ‘n Wild Party for the Ages

Downtown Phoenix is known for mega events. But one of the biggest festivals ever thrown happened more than 80 years ago in honor of this desert city's most precious resource — water. Click here for more info.

Education Donna ReinerOctober 21, 2020
The Story Behind Gerardo’s Building in Downtown’s Warehouse District

Just south of the Union Pacific railroad tracks, a once-thriving neighborhood of residential and commercial buildings catering to Hispanics existed within what we now call the Warehouse District. Click here for more info.

Education Frank M. BarriosOctober 8, 2020
Hispanic History of the Phoenix Warehouse District

A brief look into the Warehouse District's multicultural past. Click here for more info.

Education Frank M. BarriosSeptember 17, 2020
Mexicans of Phoenix: A Brief History Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Since the founding of the city in 1868, Phoenix's Mexican American community has made significant contributions to the city's economic and cultural development, while also fiercely preserving their culture and heritage. Click here for more info.

Education Downtown Phoenix Inc.June 17, 2020
United Health Foundation Donates $500,000 to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Arizona

The United Health Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN) to address food insecurity across Arizona. The AzFBN is a private, nonprofit organization that serves all... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Education Douglas C. TowneMay 29, 2020
Booze, Call Girls and Table Games: The Security Building’s Scandalous Origin Story

A casino and brothel were temporarily set up in the Security Building’s penthouse to finance the final phase of its construction. Click here for more info.