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.
[Source: Arizona Republic] — Two community forums will be held on Tuesday, September 23 to help Phoenix residents become acquainted with the eight propositions on the November 4 ballot.
- Valley Citizens League will hold a presentation at noon Tuesday in the Arizona Public Service building, 400 N. 5th St. Reservations for lunch are required and can be made online or by calling 602-250-3747.
- The Arizona Secretary of State, Maricopa Community Colleges, and Cox Communications are sponsoring a Town Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Phoenix College Bulpitt Auditorium, 1202 W. Thomas Rd.
Click here for a summary of Arizona’s 2008 ballot initiatives.
Valley residents are being surveyed by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Cox Communications about Phoenix’s “livability.” An interactive survey on Cox cable channel 7 will be used to compile statistics on the Valley’s growth and why people move here.
The results will be presented at the Chamber’s Economic Outlook 2009 event on September 24. To voice your opinion, watch Cox 7 at 7 and 7:30 p.m., with remote control in hand, now through Wednesday, August 13.
On May 20, 2008, Cox Communications announced that its digital cable customers in Arizona; Roanoke, VA; Kansas; and Middle Georgia will soon have on demand access to hits from ABC and NBC with the addition of MyPrimetime to Cox’s “On Demand” library. Yet many Cox cable customers in downtown and midtown Phoenix wonder when they’ll ever get “On Demand.”
One local blogger has seen “Coming Soon!” commercials for “On Demand” since September 2007. An entire online discussion forum has been set up to ask the same question, “When exactly is ‘Coming Soon!’ going to end?”
Bravo’s “Top Chef: The Tour,” a nationwide promotional tour featuring a customized traveling “Top Chef” 18-wheeler semi-truck, will visit Phoenix, AZ on July 26 on its eighth city-stop. Bravo and Cox Communications will bring Phoenix’s “Top Chef” fans and foodies the ultimate culinary experience, complete with cooking demonstrations and food tastings hosted by former chef’testants. To learn more about “Top Chef: The Tour,” click here.
- Date: Saturday, July 26, 2008
- Time: Three live interactive shows: 8:30-9:30 AM; 10-11:30 AM; and 11:30–12:30 PM.
- Place: Downtown Phoenix Public Market, 721 N. Central Ave. between McKinley & Pierce