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Phoenix may start requiring owners of vacant properties to register with the city. A key goal is to protect neighborhoods and ensure properties are being maintained.
More Arizona business news
May. 4, 2023
Max Miller Tasting History
Max Miller is the host of "Tasting History" on YouTube and he now has a cookbook out, aptly titled "Tasting History: The Cookbook." In it, he goes back in time to get a sense of what the past tasted like.
May. 3, 2023
Filling tamales
The effort to override a gubernatorial veto for the first time since 1981 failed yesterday at the state Capitol. House Republicans could not muster the two-thirds majority needed to override Gov. Katie Hobbs' veto of the so-called “tamale bill.”
Apr. 26, 2023
The sale of foods made in people’s home kitchens will remain illegal in Arizona. A vote to overturn Gov. Katie Hobbs’ veto of the sale of “cottage foods” failed to pass the state House.
Apr. 25, 2023
woman making tamales
It looks like the street corner and parking lot sale of tamales is going to remain illegal, at least for the time being.
Apr. 22, 2023
Phoenix leaders are looking for developers to add downtown housing and meet every day retail needs.
Apr. 20, 2023
Arizona lawmakers are expected to move on Tuesday to override a gubernatorial veto — something that has not been done in 40 years.
Apr. 20, 2023
Rio Salado Parkway sign
Tempe voters are preparing to cast their ballots in a special election on three propositions that will decide the future of its last major piece of prized real estate — a 46-acre lot near Sky Harbor. Here's a closer look at the arguments for and against Propositions 301, 302 and 303.
Read the ballot language for Tempe Props. 301, 302 and 303
Apr. 18, 2023
metrocenter mall
Phoenix residents with fond memories of the former Metrocenter Mall will get a chance to say goodbye during a public party. Fans of the 1989 movie “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” which was partially filmed at Metrocenter, can enjoy it again.
More Arizona business news
Apr. 14, 2023
Tamales on a plate
The Legislature has approved a bill that would expand state laws that allow the sale of “cottage foods” to the general public.
Apr. 14, 2023
Voodoo Doughnuts in a box
A Portland-based company known for its creative take on the humble doughnut is finally setting up shop in Arizona. Voodoo Doughnut said Thursday the first location in the state will be in Tempe.
Apr. 6, 2023
Agave
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States reports tequila and mezcal sales jumped more than 17% last year, bringing the industry’s total revenue to $6 billion. There are concerns about potential shortages of agaves, which are needed to make tequila.
Apr. 5, 2023
Jackie Alpers
iI you ask Jackie Alpers, matzo doesn’t taste like much. The cookbook author and photographer moved from Ohio to Tucson decades ago and discovered the joys of Sonoran cuisine in the kitchen of El Charro restaurant, where she worked for several years.
Apr. 5, 2023
Some small businesses in Phoenix could receive extra attention thanks to a new initiative from the mayor’s office.
Mar. 30, 2023
The former Paradise Valley Mall in northeast Phoenix will be the future site of resort-style living.
More Arizona business news
Mar. 30, 2023
grocery store cart
Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed two more bills on Tuesday, including a measure that would’ve blocked cities and towns from taxing groceries. In a veto letter, the Democratic governor wrote that eliminating the grocery tax wouldn’t actually provide relief in municipalities that rely on that local revenue to fund services, like public safety.
Mar. 28, 2023
grocery store aisle
Gov. Katie Hobbs is going to veto legislation to block cities and towns from taxing groceries.
Mar. 24, 2023
a shelf of eggs
State lawmakers are moving to allow AA rated eggs to stay on shelves in stores for 30 days, almost a week longer than what is currently allowed.
Mar. 23, 2023
groceries in a cart
The state Legislature passed a bill that would overrule the ability of cities and towns to levy taxes on groceries. Food taxes raise about $161 million for cities every year.
Mar. 23, 2023
Jenna Leurquin is the owner of JL Patisserie
The kitchen is buzzing with activity at JL Patisserie in Scottsdale. Baguettes and croissants are in the oven and quiches are being prepared. At the center of it all is Jenna Leurquin, the owner of the bakery and a café in central Phoenix. JL Patisserie is a semi-finalist for a James Beard Award in the outstanding bakery category.
Mar. 22, 2023

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