[Source: Steve Weiss, No Festival Required]
Mayor Phil Gordon and RED Development promised a replacement for the original Patriots Square Park in downtown Phoenix. This film shows what we as Phoenix citizens ended up getting as a “park”, a park so unlike a true park that no one who is even there knows it exists.
Video by Leslie Barton and Steve Weiss:
Sorry for the extremely short notice, but the DVC has caught wind that there will be a City of Phoenix hosted ‘bicycle boulevard’ neighborhood meeting tomorrow (THURSDAY) at City Hall in downtown Phoenix.
Come out and participate in this neighborhood meeting with the City to work on a new bicycle lane and path project in Phoenix that will connect the Phoenix Public Market with Gateway Community College and the 15th Avenue bike lane.
Please help spread the word to others who’d like to attend!
Date: September 16, 2010
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: 200 W. Washington St. 1st Floor, Assembly Room A (map)
There is a Facebook invite HERE.
(Thanks to Taz Loomans at Blooming Rock for the heads up!)
- Introductions and minutes review 08-14-10
- Application Elise Griffin and Matt Tomb for Steering Committee-action item
- Discussion Update from Visioning Conference-Carol Poore, Jim McPherson
- Discussion Regarding Washington Street Centennial Way Project and Shade Aspect Recommendations-Steve Weiss, possible action item
- Old Business
- New Business
- Introductions and minutes review 7-10-10
- Discussion Reports from Visioning Conference-Carol Poore, Group
- Discussion follow-up Zoning Adjustment Permit Sahara/Ramada Hotel-Steve Weiss
- Grand Avenue Festival Report-Beatrice Moore, Kate Benjamin
- Old Business: Report on tax filing-Susan Copeland
- New Business
[Source: Phoenix New Times]
Shopping local just got a bit cheaper with the Community Supported Market card at the Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery and Wine Bar.
The CSM card is half gift card and half discount card, which Community Food Connections (CFC), the non-profit organization that operates the Phoenix Public Market, says was created to thank customers for their continued support.
How it works:
- You buy the card. Get $50 for $50, $100 for $95, $250 for $225 or $500 for $425. (The more you spend the more you save.)
- Use the card like cash when you shop at the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar (not the Wednesday or Saturday farmers’ markets). Take advantage of card-holder special offers, changing weekly, like buy one get one melons or $5 off wine.
You have to use the preloaded card by Dec. 31, 2010, or it expires and you’re outta luck.
“I’m guessing there will be enough opportunities and enough good stuff in the store that they will have no problem spending their balance before the end of the year,” says Cindy Gentry, Executive Director of CFC.
She says some people who purchased CSM cards at the start of the program, July 9, have already spent down their balance and reloaded.
Anybody can get a card, not just previous customers, so now is a good time to check the market out if you haven’t already.
“Not only are you getting to access your favorite foods at a discount, but you’re actually getting to support your local community,” Gentry says.
CSM cards are available on-site at the Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery and Wine Bar located at 14 East Pierce Street in downtown Phoenix. The market is open Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.