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Food bank donation box
Inflation is hitting Arizonans hard. As rent, food and gas costs stay high, some people are heading to food banks. Last month, nearly a thousand families lined up outside a single St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix.
Jul. 11, 2022
The Vine Tavern & Eatery
The Vine Tavern & Eatery, a popular destination for Arizona State University students since 1986, is closing its doors later this month. The Vine sits on the corner of Apache Boulevard and Rural Road, on the southwest corner of ASU, and is reportedly being demolished to make room for an apartment complex.
Jul. 9, 2022
McDonald's sign
More than 4% Phoenix area businesses operate as franchises, according to a new report by Lending Tree, an online lending service.
Jul. 7, 2022
Twenty-eight terrazo wall pieces shaped like airplane windows line the wall of the eighth concourse
A new concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport appeals to people who care about art, sustainability and, of course, travel.
More Arizona business news
Jun. 23, 2022
p83 sign
Peoria plans to sell 2.66 acres of city-owned property to support a new dining district.
Jun. 22, 2022
The Arizona Coyotes are one step closer to a new permanent home in the Valley.
Jun. 17, 2022
Tastee Tape
Ever experienced a messy burrito or wrap that just can't keep itself together? Meet Tastee Tape, the edible tape brainstormed by four Johns Hopkins University students to keep food in one piece.
Jun. 17, 2022
Cool Gelato Italiano Scottsdale coffee scoop
Alberto Della Casa and his wife, Letizia de Lucia, appreciate things that are made the right way — especially gelato.
Jun. 15, 2022
Chris Bianco
Longtime Valley chef and restaurateur Chris Bianco has won another James Beard Award, this time for outstanding restaurateur. He’d previously won for best chef. The Show caught up with Bianco and asked what this award means to him.
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Jun. 14, 2022
man grilling peppers
Imagine investing $800,000 into a program and see it generate $6 million in a year. Local First Arizona says it’s happening through the Arizona Economic Recovery Center.
More Arizona business news
Jun. 13, 2022
st marys volunteers pack boxes
Nearly a thousand families lined up outside a single St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix on Tuesday, and even more are expected Wednesday.
Jun. 1, 2022
oysters rockefeller at neighborly public house
The triple-digit heat is upon us, so it’s time to start eating for summer. And food critic Nikki Buchanan has a novel suggestion outside the usual popsicles and fruit cocktails: seafood.
May. 27, 2022
Phoenix leaders will allow a developer to skip paying some taxes in exchange for redeveloping the former Metrocenter Mall. Rather than pay an estimated $67.8 million in sales taxes on construction, leases and retail, the developer will build up to nine public parking garages on the 80-acre site.
May. 25, 2022
Friday marked the start of Arizona Restaurant Week, a 10-day event where eateries across the state encourage patrons to try new places and menu items. Arizona Restaurant Association President Steve Chucri says the long-running event has helped grow local businesses.
May. 21, 2022
eelgrass seed
An Indigenous nation on the Sonoran coast of the Gulf of California is working to revive an ancient tradition of using seagrass as a food source. The plant is also drawing international interest, both for its nutritional value and its importance to combating climate change.
May. 17, 2022
grocery store cart
Food banks in the Phoenix area are seeing a sharp increase in demand this spring. Gilbert Arvizu is community development and engagement director with Valley of the Sun United Way. The Show spoke with him to learn about what he's seeing in terms of demand.
May. 13, 2022
Close up image of rows of kale in full bloom.
In an agricultural oasis, why do so many residents live in so-called food deserts, with little access to affordable, healthy, locally sourced food?
May. 11, 2022
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A Subway sandwich shop in Buckeye will pay $30,000 after hiring and firing an employee with a disability.
May. 10, 2022
Peaches in a tree
Peaches are often seen as a summer delicacy, and some Phoenix-area residents are getting ready to pick them off trees in their yards. But for Reagan Wytsalucy, this fruit has a much deeper meaning.
May. 10, 2022
the flag of Mexico
Thursday is May 5 — also known as Cinco de Mayo. Lots of people in the United States will use the occasion to drink Mexican beers or margaritas — often to excess. But Minerva Orduño Rincón doesn’t see May 5 as a reason for a big celebration.
May. 5, 2022


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