Original ChopShop plans 4 Phoenix locations

Via Healthy craft eatery, Original ChopShop, plans to expand in the Phoenix area, starting with an opening in Queen Creek on 21227 S. Ellsworth Loop Road. The Queen Creek location will open in late April, marking its fourth location. Three more locations are planned to open this year in the neighborhoods of Arcadia, Paradise Valley and North Scottsdale. Original ChopShop currently has restaurants in Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler. Hargett Hunter

Food Network’s ‘Ginormous Food’ to film at several Arizona restaurants this week

Via The Food Network will highlight some of the big and delicious food the Valley has to offer when its show “Ginormous Food” films at Porkopolis in Scottsdale on Wednesday. The show’s premise is just what it sounds like: It travels to restaurants around the nation to find the biggest and tastiest foods in America. According to a press release, Porkopolis will feature the Brady Bacon Burger, Mammoth Meatloaf Platter

Phoenix industrial report: total vacancy remains unchanged

Posted April 3, 2017 by AZRE The Phoenix industrial real estate market started the year with strong leasing activity, increasing development and steady rental rates. Despite 1.6 million square feet of positive absorption, new deliveries of over two million square feet caused vacancy to remain unchanged at 9.8 percent. Kidder Mathew, an independent commercial real estate firm, expects increased competition for space and higher rates to continue throughout 2017, in spite

ASU Web Boot Camp

When we talk about boot camp, you might think of getting in shape, but that’s not the case for this boot camp in Chandler. The University of Arizona is offering up a different kind of boot camp for the tech world and the possibility of getting a job in web development is pretty good, too. About 50,000 tech jobs go unfilled every year because there’s just not enough people trained

Arizona Cities Are the Happiest Places to Live

When it comes to the pursuit of happiness, the Phoenix area might be doing alright. Via According to a report by WalletHub, Valley cities like Scottsdale, Chandler and Gilbert are among the happiest places to live in the U.S. The study bases its findings off of metrics that fall into three primary categories: emotional and physical well-being, income and unemployment, and community and environment. Those are calculated by more


Valley staple Ted’s Hot Dogs is both renovating its Tempe location and opening a second restaurant in the Phoenix area. Via Arizona State University’s newspaper, the State Press, said the new location will be near Germann and Gilbert roads in Chandler. It is expected to open sometime during the holiday season. Keith Call, the general manager of the Tempe location, said the Chandler eatery will boast the company’s first drive-through


The ownership team of Blue 32 Sports Grill continued its business plan of expansion by engaging a pair of locally owned companies to design and construct its fourth location, bringing life to a Southeast Valley corner that has been a blight for Chandler residents. Via Scottsdale-based firms Sigma Contracting and DPA Architects collaborated on the 4,000-square-foot restaurant at the northeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Heights Road in Chandler. Blue

Scottsdale named one of America’s hardest working cities

Scottsdale finished at No. 6 overall, Gilbert at No. 14 and Chandler at No. 19. Via The financial analysis website and service, ranked 116 cities across six metrics. Scottsdale came in behind Anchorage, Alaska; Plano, Texas; Cheyenne, Wyo.; Virginia Beach, Va. and Irving, Texas. Gilbert came in at No. 14, while Chandler ranked 19th in the study. Phoenix came in 51st and was followed by Mesa (70), Glendale (74)

Phil Mickelson buying Arizona golf course

Fan favorite golfer Phil Mickelson is leading a group that is buying the Ocotillo Golf Club in Chandler, according to TheArizona Republic. Via Mickelson, who played golf at Arizona State University and lives in San Diego, has joined his agent Steve Loy, brother Tim Mickelson and developer Spike Lawrence in the purchase of the Chandler course. Mickelson is ranked as one of the wealthiest athletes in the world via

Electronics manufacturer buys Chandler building, adding Arizona production lines

An arm of First Electronics Inc. paid $3.5 million for the 35,100-square-foot manufacturing building in Chandler. Via The circuit board maker currently is located in a 14,000-square-foot building in Tempe. FEI also makes cable and wire harnesses, and electromechanical boxes. NAI Horizon Senior Vice President Rick Foss represented the 7Chilton LLC, an entity managed by FEI owners, in the Chandler sale. The seller was Sun State Builders. Arizona’s semiconductor