In the Business Community

Did you recently open a business in Sunnyslope? Let us know and we’ll be glad to announce it on our website for at least 3 months from your opening. Email us and tell us about it!

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to Open in 2014

Sunnyslope residents who have long mourned the loss of a grocery store at Central and Dunlap avenues can look forward to having a grocery store return to the anchor space vacated several years ago by Food City. The space currently is being remodeled for a  Wal-Mart Market and, when open in early 2014, it will include a full-service grocery store with produce, meats, deli and bakery, and dairy products offered at the same low prices that are generally found in the Supercenters. The market also will include a pharmacy, health and beauty section, and some household items.

Sunnyslope’s Fervor Records Matches Valley Artists with National TV Shows

We first learned about Fervor Records, a label founded by Dave Hilker that has its recording studios in two suburban houses right here in Sunnyslope via this cool Phoenix New Times article. ”The unique thing about Fervor Records,” Hilker says, grinning, “is that we don’t make our money selling records. We make our money licensing music. Our artists make more on performance royalties than they would selling CDs.” Read the full article here.

Greater Phoenix SCORE and NMBA Partner to Offer Discounted Classes to Members

When registering for SCORE courses offered at the NMBA Meeting Room (1951 W. North Lane), Sunnyslope business owners are invited to choose NMBA Member to get the discounted fee. Subscribe to NMBA mailings and stay current on upcoming discounted classes. Find upcoming SCORE courses here.

It’s Happening on Hatcher Summer Edition Available

Download the Summer 2013 edition of It’s Happening on Hatcher to learn more about six local businesses that are “walking the talk” to revitalize Hatcher Rd.

Small Business Owners Can Now Apply for Adaptive Reuse Project Fee Reductions

Small business owners renovating existing buildings for new uses can now apply for adaptive reuse project fee reductions for construction plan review and permit assistance. “The most sustainable building is a reused building, and many of the most exciting things happening in Phoenix are because entrepreneurs are investing in older existing buildings,”  Mayor Greg Stanton said.

Up to $4,500 in fee incentives are available to projects that meet eligibility requirements:

  • An independent structure permitted prior to the year 2000
  • A change of occupancy or significant alteration to the character of the building
  • A change that incorporates the entire building
  • A building that is 25,000 square feet or less in size

Recent examples of adaptive reuse projects include Desert Song Yoga, 3232 N. 20th St. – trade association union hall to yoga studio; Capriotti’s, 6025 N. 16th St. – convenience store to sandwich shop; Federal Pizza, 5210 N. Central Ave. – office to restaurant; and Angels Trumpet Ale House, 810 N. Second St. – office to restaurant/pub.

To apply for the incentive, contact the Planning & Development Department’s Office of Customer Advocacy at 602-534-7344 or visit the Adaptive Reuse Program webpage.

Food Critic Recognizes Sunnyslope Food Scene

On the July 17 edition of Here and Now, when asked to pick a part of the Valley that doesn’t get talked about but has some really great restaurants, Laura Hahnefeld, food critic for the Phoenix New Times, names Sunnyslope with a specific shout out for La 15 y Salsas (@11:40). Listen to the whole program here.

Get Involved with Hatcher Road

Hatcher Road is ripe for redevelopment! Download the Hatcher rack brochure.

PING Golf Club Factory Tours Available to Public

Did you know that the world-famous PING golf clubs are made right here in Phoenix?  If you want to see how these excellent golf clubs are made, reserve a tour at the factory, located at 2201 W. Desert Cove Ave.  Tours are available to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by reservation only.  Tours begin at 9am and last approximately 2 hours. There is no charge, but tours fill quickly so reserve your spot early. The walking tour is wheelchair accessible. Children ages 9 and younger are not permitted. To reserve your spot, please call Millie at 602-687-5385.

Hatcher Road Walking Map

There’s more than 100 businesses along Hatcher Road, one of Sunnyslope’s most traveled streets. Check it out and shop local – download the map here!

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