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Bringing Order to Downtown Parking

Welcome to the wacky world of vehicular parking in the heart of downtown Flagstaff: two-hour parking limits; drivers moving cars frequently to avoid fines; stores with no parking for employees and customers; visitors who give up and drive away; and residents with no place to park near their homes. These conditions have been a cause […]

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Independent Bookshop Owners Embracing the Bright Side

Flagstaff’s only independent book store devoted to new titles, Barefoot Cowgirl Books, now has new owners and a new name. Yet, its identity as a quaint place to peruse books and experience author readings and other community events remains. Tucked between Criollo Latin Kitchen and Puchteca Indian Goods on the east side of North San […]

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Downtown Traffic Delays Until Nov. 21

San Francisco Street, at Phoenix Avenue, will be closed for maintenance work beginning Sunday, November 4, 2012.  The closure is expected to last until Wednesday, November 21st.   Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway crews will be working on improvements to the tracks, similar to the work in the spring on Ponderosa Parkway.   Motorists […]

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Mural Bringing Lumberjack Images to Downtown

“Town and gown” is an expression often used to characterize the divide between a community and its university. Both are uniquely reliant on the other, and like any long-term partnership, at times the relationship can seem strained. An ad hoc consortium of stakeholders is working to improve Northern Arizona University and Flagstaff’s relationship through art. […]

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Summer Festivals Bolstering Economy

Website editor’s note: Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of festival season in Northern Arizona. In addition to several events memorializing fallen military men and women, there are numerous other events in the high country. Art in the Park is held at Wheeler Park in Downtown Flagstaff and the 19th Annual Zuni Festival is at […]

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Downtown Shop Offering Local History

Jeffrey Bonner says he has a lot of fun teaching today’s high-tech kids how to use the old-fashioned bottle opener affixed to the wall of his store. “We had to teach about 500 kids how to use it. I enjoy teaching them. They think it’s crazy. They get a big kick out of it. They […]

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Food Network in Downtown Flagstaff

Several food trucks in the Food Network sponsored Great Food Truck Race are serving up food in downtown Flagstaff today.  Spotted on Aspen Street were Barbie Babes, Pizza Mike’s and Momma’s Grizzly Grub. Barbie Babe’s Hayley Chapman and videographer Bob posed for a photo between cooking and shooting video.  Chapman operates the Los Angeles based […]

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Downtown in the Hands of Property Owners

John VanLandingham has been involved with Flagstaff’s downtown for nearly two decades. The co-owner of the Old Town Shops was active during the special improvement district (SID) of the 1990s. That effort, which was paid for by a tax of property owners in the area, is credited for revitalizing downtown, helping the transformation that created […]

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Purchasing Downtown Commercial Properties

I don’t know if you have noticed lately, but Commercial Real Estate Investment is on its way back. Sure, there are still a few foreclosure stragglers out there keeping a lid on appraised values but once they are gone, look out above. Sellers of well located properties who have held strong on their asking prices […]

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Dec. 31    The Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance and the Weatherford Hotel announce the 12th Annual Pine Cone Drop to ring in the new year.  The holiday tradition includes music and fireworks at 10:00p.m. and midnight when the pine cone drops slowly, counting down the brand new year.  

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