Caliente Construction hires 2 new employees, bolsters company industry expertise

Caliente Construction, an Arizona-based general contractor, has hired a new vice president of operations and a director of retail services to bolster its industry expertise. While providing leadership and direction, Steve McKendry, vice president of operations, will focus on the growth of the company that has provided commercial construction services in the country for almost […]

Salt River Project to offer new battery storage program

Salt River Project has initiated a program to support the installation and use of battery storage systems for its residential customers. The Battery Storage Incentive Program will provide up to $1,800 ($150 per DC-kWh) for customers who purchase and install qualifying lithium ion battery technologies, the company claims in a press release. The program will […]

Chompie’s restaurants supports “Red for Ed” with free, discounted items April 26-27

All Chompie’s restaurant locations will offer educators and education supporters free and discounted items during “Red for Ed” walkouts. The education community, their supporters and anyone visiting Chompie’s wearing red on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27 will receive a special, limited-time red and white cookie for free, according to a press release. Parents […]

Bahama Buck’s has eyes for the Town of Queen Creek

Bahama Buck’s is announcing plans to make an avalanche of “Sno” next week as the Lubbock-based Bahama Buck’s Franchise Corp. welcomes the opening of its location in Queen Creek. The island-inspired shop is set to open Tuesday, April 17 at 21137 E Rittenhouse Road, according to a press release. “Bahama Buck’s is committed to offering […]

Chef O’Dowd to head Yucatan-inspired Las Palmas Cantina

Julian Wright of Tempe’s Pedal Haus Brewery is opening a new restaurant in downtown Chandler in May. Las Palmas Cantina, 95 W. Boston, is to have the food, drink and relaxed coastal vibe of the Mexican Riviera. Chef Michael O’Dowd is returning to Phoenix to lead a sand-to-table menu that he describes as “Yucatan-inspired cuisine […]

Planet Fitness to open this summer in Queen Creek

Planet Fitness, a franchisor and operator of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the “Judgement Free Zone,” has announced it will open its first location in Queen Creek this summer at 21545 S. Ellsworth Loop. Construction has begun on the Queen Creek location. It will be the 12th club in the Phoenix area, […]

Banner Desert, Cardon Children hospitals seeking teen volunteers for summer

The Banner Desert Medical Center and Cardon Children’s Medical Center campus is accepting applications for a teen volunteer program for the summer. The medical campus at 1400 S. Dobson Road in Mesa works with teens who help by volunteering to greet guests, assist in the gift shop, deliver supplies to medical units and other important […]

Firm designs East Valley medical marijuana dispensary with openness in mind

Beth Katz said people who enter the new medical marijuana shop in Chandler “have commented that they feel like they have entered the Apple store of dispensaries.” Ms. Katz, principal in the KatzDesignGroup, and her team provided full-scope interior design for Territory Dispensary. The dispensary began operating March 9 at 7200 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite […]

Supermarket survey finds Arizona egg prices down, cereal up in 1st quarter

Prices in the grocery aisles were up in the first quarter of 2018, a new survey showed. Leading the way was the increased cost of toasted oat cereal, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $48.14, up $2.89 or about 6 percent more […]

Company invests in apartments near ASU campus

A Los Angeles real estate company has purchased a 110-unit apartment complex near Arizona State University in Tempe. Tides Equities, LLC, purchased the ReNUE on Orange apartments, 1137 E. Orange St., for $13 million. Seville Garden Apartments, LLLP, which was formed by ReNUE Properties of Scottsdale, was the seller. ReNUE Properties is a real estate […]