Phoenix working to adapt vintage buildings for new uses
The city of Phoenix is working to simplify the process of adapting older buildings for new business uses on an all-new episode of Building Phoenix, premiering 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, on Phoenix 11, the city’s news and information station available to Cox and Qwest Cable subscribers (for additional airdates and times, click here).
Program highlights: A 1940s firehouse in Sunnyslope becomes Bomberos Café and Wine Bar; coffee connoisseurs are filling up at Copper Star Coffee, housed within a vintage gas station in the Melrose on 7th Ave. area of midtown Phoenix (pictured at right); a former tire shop is transformed into Results Only, a facility to get pumped up and healthy; and the trendsetter who transformed a historic post office into Postino Wine Café is ready to do it again; plus appearances by Vice Mayor Tom Simplot and Councilwoman Maria Baier.
“Building Phoenix” is a production of the city of Phoenix Development Services Department. Michael Hammett, host and executive producer, is an Emmy Award winner and former contributing reporter/producer for ABC 15’s Sonoran Living. The program will be streamed live during the premiere. The Building Phoenix show is available on-demand.
Posted on January 27, 2009, in Dining, Downtown Vitality, Historic Preservation, Livability, Midtown Vitality, Neighborhoods, Shopping, Visioning and Planning and tagged Adaptive reuse, Bomberos Cafe, Building Phoenix, Copper Star Coffee, Cox Communications, Development Services, Maria Baier, Melrose, Michael Hammett, Postino Wine Cafe, Qwest, Results Only, Sunnyslope, Tom Simplot. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.