• postino winecafé opening midtown location

    Prepare your palate for Tucson’s newest restaurant concept, Postino WineCafe, set to open its doors early next year in midtown. Located on the southeast corner of West Grant Road and North Tucson Boulevard, Postino will partner with longtime Tucsonans to introduce the first-ever Southern Arizona location. “Postino has always been focused on serving our surrounding […]

  • Sam Fox opens latest Culinary Dropout restaurant in the valley, talks future plans

    The hot restaurant scene in Gilbert’s Heritage District has a big addition with the new Culinary Dropout at the Yard location that opened this week. At 25,000 square feet, the latest Culinary Dropout location is huge – one of the largest developments by Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts to date. The project has been in the works for […]

  • Sam Fox sets opening date for Gilbert Culinary Dropout

    Fox Restaurant Concepts has set an opening date of April 3 for its Culinary Dropout at the Yard location in downtown Gilbert. The project, which was announced more than two years ago, is highly anticipated and will be the latest expansion of Sam Fox’s empire in his home state. It will be the seventh Culinary Dropout location. […]

  • Follow the rooftops: Safeway brings prototype store to ‘under-served’ Southeast valley

    With so many people building homes and moving to the southeast corner of metro Phoenix, particularly Queen Creek, Safeway decided to go all in with its new store opening this week. Safeway will anchor a new shopping center development called Ironwood, in Queen Creek at 40950 N. Ironwood Drive. It was developed by Brian Frakes […]

  • Town of queen Creek Approves Ironwood Crossing Annexation

    San Tan Valley just got a little bit smaller. On Wednesday, March 7th, the Queen Creek Town Council voted to accept the “Ironwood Crossing Annexation”, which includes both residential and commercial properties covering 1,485 acres. The item which was listed on the council’s consent agenda read: Consideration and possible approval of Ordinance 657-18, (Case P17-0144) […]

  • Sprouts Anchored Shopping Center Sold for $25.75 Million

    PHOENIX, Arizona – Cushman & Wakefield, on behalf of Phoenix-based Common Bond Development Group, completed the sale of The Plant; a Sprouts Farmers Market anchored neighborhood shopping center. Located on the southeast corner of Gilbert and Ocotillo Roads in Chandler, Ariz., the property was purchased by Dallas-based Sarofim Realty Advisors for $25.75 million ($453 PSF). […]

  • Sam Fox’s Culinary Dropout Shows Restaurateur Can Still Make The Grade

    Sam Fox will open the doors to Culinary Dropout at Grant Road Lumber Yard on Wednesday, Sept. 20, his first new restaurant in Tucson in a decade and one of the most expensive projects the Tucson native has undertaken since he launched his restaurant career with Wildflower in 1998. The price tag for the 19,000-square-foot […]

  • Sam Fox Hiring Almost 200 For New Culinary Dropout

    Arizona restaurateur Sam Fox is bringing The Yard to his native Tucson, and is hiring almost 200 positions in anticipation of its opening. Culinary Dropout, the anchor of Fox Restaurant Concepts’ Yard developments, will be hosting a job fair Aug. 21 through Sept. 2 at the new locationin the former Grant Road Lumber Yard at 2543 E. Grant […]

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  • Sam Fox Expands Corporate Office in Phoenix

    PHOENIX, Arizona — Since 2012, Sam Fox’s corporate headquarters for Fox Restaurant Concepts has sat above The Henry, one of his signature restaurants, in a multi-tenant office complex called The Park located at 4455 East Camelback Road in Phoenix, AZ. Recently, Fox announced the expansion of their corporate offices at The Park. Fox Restaurant Concepts […]

  • Sam Fox Opening Yard Concept in Downtown Gilbert

    Sam Fox, the mastermind behind Fox Restaurant Concepts, which has developed concepts such as The Henry, Flower Child and North Italia, among others, has announced plans to open Culinary Dropout at The Yard in downtown Gilbert. The 25,000-square-foot space, which is Fox’s biggest development yet, will open off Gilbert Road, adjacent to the Powerline Trail […]

  • Last Lighting of Grant Road Lumber Sign Marked Before Repurposing to The Yard in Tucson

    Sam Hauert and his sons, David and Steve closed the Grant Road Lumber business last August after 66 years and held a last lighting ceremony with family and friends of the iconic Grant Road Lumber sign at 2543 E Gran Road in Tucson before the sale of property closed on September 1st. Sam Fox, through […]

  • Sam Fox Bringing The Yard Dining-Entertainment Complex to Tucson

    Arizona restaurant mogul Sam Fox will bring The Yard, his sprawling entertainment and dining complex, to his hometown of Tucson in 2017 at the old Grant Road Lumber, 2543 E. Grant Road. It will be his biggest, most ambitious Tucson venture in the 18 years since he launched his restaurant career with the upscale Wildflower […]

  • Phoenix-Based Grocer Sprouts Opening New Stores in Chandler and Queen Creek

    CHANDLER, AZ – Popular Phoenix-based grocer Sprouts announced two grand openings at new Valley locations. Sprouts Chandler will open Wednesday, April 27 at Gilbert and Ocotillo Roads.  Sprouts Queen Creek will open Wednesday, May 4  at Rittenhouse Road and Ellsworth Loop. Both are holding events shortly after their openings. On April 30, Sprouts Chandler will […]

  • The 100 Best Restaurants in America: OpenTable Releases Its 2016 List

    OpenTable—the online restaurant reservations system—just released its “100 Hottest Restaurants in America for 2016.” And it’s refreshing, to say the least. So how is this list different from more prestigious rankings such as The World’s 50 Best Restaurants or France’s La Liste? Or even the James Beard Awards and Michelin. Most notably, there are no […]

  • Fox Restaurants To Bring The Yard Concept To Tucson

    Successful restaurateur Sam Fox is preparing to break ground in Tucson yet again – this time with a restaurant concept new to the city. Permits have been filed with the City of Tucson for a new restaurant complex called The Yard at Grant Road at 2543 E. Grant Road. The more than 18,000-square-foot restaurant will […]

  • Pedestrian-Friendly Retail Center Coming to Gilbert and Ocotillo

    Construction has begun on a pedestrian-friendly retail center dubbed The Plant that will be anchored by Sprouts Farmers Market. Spanning roughly 8 acres on the southeast corner of Gilbert and Ocotillo roads, The Plant will also feature a mixture of retail and restaurant tenants.

  • Local Development Group Launches Pedestrian-Friendly Retail Center in Chandler, Arizona

    Common Bond Development Group, the real estate development company behind the up and coming The Plant in Chandler, has begun construction this month on the pedestrian-friendly and uniquely designed retail center. Spanning roughly eight acres on the southeast corner of Gilbert Road and Ocotillo Road, The Plant will be anchored by a Sprouts Farmers Market […]

  • Chandler OK’s Third Sprouts Location

    The Chandler City Council June 11 approved plans for a new neighborhood shopping center at the southeast corner of Gilbert and Ocotillo roads that would be anchored by Sprouts and include several other retail and restaurant spots.

  • Flower Child Blooms in Scottsdale


    The restaurateur behind concepts such as Zin Burger and Arrogant Butcher opened his company’s second Flower Child this week.

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