• an exclusive first look at restaurant innovator sam fox’s first luxury hotel concept

    This week Sam Fox, the Phoenix-based restaurateur who has been nominated 11 times for the James Beard Award as Outstanding Restaurateur, unveiled the much-anticipated plans for his first-ever hotel property, The Global Ambassador. In 2019, Fox sold his wildly successful Fox Restaurant Concepts to the Cheesecake Factory for a tidy $353 million. His nose for […]

  • more details released on sam fox’s proposed phoenix hotel

    Sam Fox, one of Phoenix’s most well-known restaurateurs, has released more information on his proposed hotel in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood. Fox, along with master developer RED Development, received approval from Phoenix City Council to build the hotel back in November 2019, but until now there hasn’t been much word on the project. In 2020, the […]

  • sam fox is building a luxury hotel in phoenix. what we know about the global ambassador

    For years, renowned Arizona restaurateur Sam Fox said he has envisioned pivoting his passion for hospitality into the hotel industry. Now, the 11-time James Beard Award semifinalist is bringing that vision to life by starting construction on an internationally inspired luxury hotel concept in Phoenix. Called the Global Ambassador, Fox said the hotel will be […]

  • sneek peek into postino winecafe tucson, opening today

    Phoenix-based restaurant Postino WineCafe will officially open their Tucson location at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 2 at 2500 E. Grant Rd., in the same building as Snooze and across the street from Culinary Dropout. “We loved the proximity, that it had to so many things so it was close to the university, but it was nestled in this really […]

  • colorado breakfast chain “snooze” to open tucson location at grant rd. & tucson blvd.

    Colorado-based breakfast chain “Snooze” quietly announced plans to open a Tucson location in 2020. Although the company has kept fairly hushed with details, the restaurant sign is now up on the southeast corner of East Grant Road and North Tucson Boulevard a few doors down from Postino WineCafe. Additionally, the website lists operating hours as 6:30 […]

  • hotel, sam fox restaurant to be part of massive north phoenix development

    The first phase of the City North development in Phoenix will feature multiple restaurants including one from high-profile restaurateur Sam Fox and a dual-branded hotel by real estate developer Brian Frakes. Robert Flaxman, CEO of Crown Realty & Development, the master developer of City North and thousands of acres in north Phoenix, said Crown plans […]

  • construction begins on ‘the city of the future’ – city north

    Phoenix’s Ultimate “Live, Work, Play and Excel Environment” will offer retail, office and residential communities on superb freeway frontage PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Crown Realty & Developmentis pleased to announce the onset of construction activity today on the nearly 100-acre property that surrounds the existing High Street retail, office and residential community adjacent to the Loop 101 in […]

  • 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 […]

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