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Come ‘Radiate’ at Durant’s

Radiate Phoenix is one of the DVC’s favorite downtown groups. It is a non-traditional community networking group that supports Downtown Phoenix and smart growth in our emerging city. Launched in September 2007, the group meets on the last Tuesday of each month in new and interesting places throughout our core, and is an informal and fun forum for connecting people, ideas, and vision.

Radiate Phoenix is for people who care about place making, design, community building, and our vital urban core. They invite all those who are creative, entrepreneurial, care about how Phoenix develops, appreciate good design, have a social conscience, and enjoy converging with eclectic people. The goal is to activate spirited and stimulating dialogue around Phoenix’s emerging urban culture. To meet others who are making things happen…to connect the dots.

This month the group is venturing slightly outside of downtown, but for a great cause: to help the mid-town Phoenix classic, Durant’s celebrate their 60th Anniversary.

The restaurant will have great deals on beer, wine and appetizers and have even concocted two special drink for the evening: an Arizona Sunburst Cooler and a Cactus Flower Martini–perfect light refreshment for the hot summer. So whether you are a Mad Men fan, appreciate the great Rat Pack vibe or love award-winning martinis—this is a can’t miss event.

There will also be a film crew on hand on behalf of the ASU Stardust Center to ask YOU what you think about Downtown Phoenix community. Your voice could add weight to a grant application for sustainable urban development.

RSVP here and we’ll see you there!

Details

When: Tuesday, July 27th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Where: 2611 N Central Ave, Phoenix AZ (map)

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Phoenix residents encouraged to take a night out on Night Rail, July 31

[Source: Rail Life] — Metro stepped up and extended the hours for light rail, so now it’s our turn to show them it was a great decision!  Introducing Night Rail, July 31.  If you are a fan of the extended light rail hours, a friend of business owners along the line, or just a fan of having fun, join us for Night Rail.  Several groups will be getting together along the line throughout the evening and then meeting at the Roosevelt Station at midnight to show support for the extended hours.  After midnight, we will head to a couple of nearby places before calling it a night.

You can join our friends at “Light Rail Friday Night” who will be meeting at Rula Bula on Mill from 6-9 p.m.  After that, people will meet (10 p.m.) at Monti’s and at Maizie’s, which is just south of the light rail station at Central and Camelback.

Since the new hours are being tested on a trial basis, it is very important for people to be aware of the change and to take advantage of the hours so they don’t go away.  You know, the “Use it or lose it” mentality.  I mentioned in the Use it or Lose it post, “My thought, so far, is to talk with Local First Arizona, Downtown Phoenix Journal, CenPho TV, Mill Avenue District, Kyle Moyer Agency, Downtown Voices Coalition, Radiate Phoenix, local bloggers, and others.”  Turns out, people have stepped up, big time, to help raise awareness and to get people out next weekend, July 31 for “Night Rail.”

Business owners let us know how you want to be involved!  If you have ideas, or if you are a blogger writing about Night Rail, please let me know that as well.  I’ll update this post as I hear of more happenings.  You might also want to follow RailLife, CenPhoTV, No Festival Required, Light Rail Beer, and LocalFirstAZ on Twitter for updates and ideas. Another option is to follow the #NightRail feed for details…  Or, click here for a twtvite.

Next meeting of RadiatePhoenix group, July 28

radiatephxThe next meeting/social gathering of RadiatePhoenix will take place at the Gallo Blanco restaurant in the Clarendon Hotel, 401 W. Clarendon, Tuesday, July 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  No formal presentation or speaker.  To RSVP, click here.

Radiate Phoenix is a non-traditional networking group that meets once a month to support smart growth in our emerging city.  It is intended to be an informal and fun forum for connecting people, ideas, and vision.

RadiatePhx event at The Lost Leaf, June 30

radiatephx[Source: Catrina Knoebl, RadiatePHX] — Join RadiatePHX in celebration of National Independents Week, June 29 through July 5.  Celebrating with us will be Local First Arizona Director, Kimber Lanning. She’ll be our guide to the week and share how we can continue to support the cause by tapping into Local First’s directory, Golden Coupons, and more.

  • Date: Tuesday, June 30
  • Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; panel discussion will start a little after 6 p.m.
  • Place: The Lost Leaf, 914 N. 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ

Radiators will also receive $1 off the 8 p.m. Tuesday evening showing of documentary film “Malls R Us” at Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St.

Then make a night of it!  We will be gathering at The Lost Leaf for beverage refreshment so everyone can head out afterward and visit nearby independent restaurants in our own downtown.  You will be invited to forward your own brief restaurant review (“We had a terrific burger and the best margaritas!”) by the end of Independents Week and they will be posted on the RadiatePhoenix site and on DowntownPhoenixJournal.com for all to see.

Click here to RSVP.  For more information about RadiatePHX, click here.

Radiate Phoenix to discuss ASU as community partner, 4/28

radiatephx[Source: Claudia Bullmore, Radiate Phoenix] — Join us in welcoming Malissa Geer as she shares ASU Downtown’s efforts to integrate into this community.   Malissa is the Community Engagement Liaison from the Office of the University Vice President at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus and helps this significant downtown entity contribute to downtown’s placemaking efforts.  We will gather near the downtown campus at The Turf and hear from restaurant owner Andrew Mirtich about how ASU and other factors influenced his decision in selecting Turf’s location.  Radiate specials will be featured!

Urban farming topic of Radiate Phoenix event at Maizie’s, March 31

radiatephx[Source: Radiate Phoenix] — Spring has sprung and the desert is in bloom.  The perfect time to gather at Maizie’s outside patio to hear Greg Peterson, founder of Urban Farm, talk about community gardens and urban farming. For ideas allowed to grow can sprout into concepts that can change the world…

  • Date: Tuesday, March 31
  • Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (program shortly after 6 p.m.)
  • Place: Maizie’s Café & Bistro, 4750 N. Central
  • Patio is limited to 40 people.  Parking is just north of the restaurant after 5 p.m.  
  • RSVP here.

Radiate Phoenix is a non-traditional networking group that meets once a month to support smart growth in our emerging city.  It is intended to be an informal and fun forum for connecting people, ideas, and vision.  For more information, click here.

RadiatePHX to discuss downtown Phoenix marketing efforts

radiatephxRadiatePHX invites you to meet Patty Johnson as she shares Mayor Phil Gordon’s marketing efforts underway to promote downtown Phoenix:

  • Date: Tuesday, February 24
  • Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Place: Sens Asian Tapas & Sake Bar, 705 N. 1st St., #120 (between McKinley and Pierce)
  • RadiatePhx specials will be available.  To RSVP, click here

RadiatePHX is a non-traditional networking group that meets once a month to support smart growth in our emerging city.  It is intended to be an informal and fun forum for connecting people, ideas, and vision.  The goal is to encourage spirited and stimulating dialogue around Phoenix’s emerging urban culture.

RadiatePHX asks what will the headlines be for Phoenix in 2009?

radiatephx[Source: RadiatePHX] — Now that the dust has settled from the holidays and light rail has opened, it is time to get our rhythm back.  This month we gather at SideBar — the hip new bar in the F.Q. Story Historic District to hear special guest Nan Ellin discuss ideas from her book, Integral Urbanism.  Nan is Director of Urban & Metropolitan Studies Program for the ASU School of Public Affairs, College of Public Programs.  She’ll share some concepts and get attendees involved in a discussion on the headlines for Phoenix in this new year.  Questions and ideas welcome.

  • Date: Tuesday, January 27
  • Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Nan’s portion to begin around 6 p.m.)
  • Place: SideBar, 1514 N. 7th Ave., 2nd Floor, Phoenix, AZ (SW corner of 7th Ave. & McDowell)
  • Happy hour specials on food and beverages will be available for RadiatePHX participants

RadiatePhx to meet at new downtown Phoenix Sheraton, Nov. 25

radiatephxRadiatePhx is a non-traditional networking group that meets once a month to support smart growth in our emerging city. It is intended to be an informal and fun forum for connecting people, ideas, and vision. This month the group will gather in the District Lounge in the new Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and welcome Brady Lamar, the Sheraton’s Director of Food & Beverage, and Chef Nathan Crouser, District’s Chef de Cuisine.  They will share their vision, including their focus on local food.

The evening’s featured menu items include Cheeseburger Sliders & Sweet Po’ Boy Shrimp Sliders.  The featured beverage will their White Peach Sangria.   If you have not yet seen the Sheraton’s beautiful interior or tasted their delectable menu, then plan to attend:

  • Date: Tuesday, November 25
  • Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Place: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, District Lounge
  • RSVP here

Next gathering of Radiate Phoenix is Oct. 28

On October 28, organizers of Radiate Phoenix welcome Don Keuth, President of Phoenix Community Alliance, who will look into his crystal ball on “2009: Tipping or turning point?  The good, the bad, and the unknown.”  Come ponder what will happen next year and how it might all alter the face of downtown.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
  • Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; discussion starts a little after 6 p.m.
  • Place: Portland’s, 105 W. Portland St. (parking available in the Trinity Cathedral garage due west of Portland’s)
  • RSVP here

Radiate Phoenix is a non-traditional networking group that meets once a month to support smart growth in our emerging city.  It is intended to be an informal and fun forum for connecting people, ideas, and vision.