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This summer, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) named Phoenix one of the top five cities to open a new business. In making this rating, the NFIB specifically cited recent reforms I helped develop — making Phoenix one of the best places in the nation to start or expand business. These reforms included 24-hour permitting, online permitting, 24-hour inspections and five-day site review.
The Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre has been chosen to host a special zombie-themed show that has been produced in 11 cities, including New York, Chicago and San Francisco. The show — part of Room Escape Adventures, a live interactive theater production — is titled “Trapped in a Room with a Zombie” and allows guests to put their detective hats on in order to solve clues that will help them escape the chained, man-eating zombie.
Y OPAS (YMCA Outreach Programs for Ahwatukee Seniors) depends on more than 140 volunteers to provide much needed support services for seniors, 62 years and older, who live in Ahwatukee and wish to remain independent at home. Y OPAS volunteers help with transportation to medical and other appointments, shopping and errands, friendly visiting, caregiver relief and more.
The Ahwatukee Recreation Center’s Women’s Club had its annual luncheon on Dec. 11 at the Grace Inn in Ahwatukee Foothills. During the annual luncheon the women collected dozens of stuffed animals, which will be donated to Arizona DES to go to needy children across the Valley. The group also participated in a raffle, the money from which will be used for a music scholarship for a local middle school or high school aged child.
HERE: Ahwatukee Sunday Farmer’s Market
Mellow Mushroom will hold its grand opening in Ahwatukee Foothills on Monday, Nov. 25. The Ahwatukee location, at 14205 S. 50th St., is the fourth Mellow Mushroom to open in the Valley.
Old Navy in the Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center will be closing at the end of this month to relocate to the new Phoenix Premium Outlets on the Gila River Indian Community.
A national pizza chain known for an impressive array of art and pizza made with high quality ingredients is taking over the space left empty by Rock Bottom Brewery in 2011.
Two Ahwatukee Foothills artists are taking advantage of a effort by Tempe mayor Hugh Hallman to expand on the city's art scene.