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Tempe City Council to consider negotiations in development proposal for hockey arena, amenities June 2

The Tempe City Council will consider whether to move into formal negotiations on a proposal to build a professional hockey arena, hotels, offices, and retail and residential space on city land during a meeting June 2.


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Celebrate Juneteenth in downtown Tempe

Celebrate Juneteenth in downtown Tempe in June.




Tempe Time Machine program begins at history museum June 1

The family-friendly event is free to attend and features various activities and demonstrations.


Learn about the origins of early Tempe

If one thing can be said about the early days of Tempe and Tempe’s founding, it would be that it was a community effort, said Jared Smith, curator of history at the Tempe History Museum. 



Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup brings fast-casual comfort food to Tempe

Before he became a restaurant co-owner, Aaron Pool said he had a college degree in business, a “fake it until you make it” attitude and a restaurant name already picked out. Nothing could have stopped him, he said—not even his lack of restaurant experience. 



US 60 lanes open for westbound traffic following water damage repairs

Both lanes of traffic are open for the first time since early May.


Tempe accepting public comments on improving Smith Road for pedestrians, bicyclists

Tempe is developing recommendations for street improvements along Smith Road, between Apache Boulevard and University Drive, that would improve access for pedestrians and bicyclists, according to a news release from the city of Tempe. 



Tempe Elementary School District offering free breakfast and lunch to kids under age 18

Tempe Elementary School District is offering free breakfast and lunch to students this summer. The meals are available to any child under age 18—they do not have to be a TESD student.



Tempe heat relief centers open citywide; bottled water drive underway

Tempe heat relief centers have opened as summer heats up.



US 60 construction paves way for material reuse on other major Tempe freeway project

The material will go towards pre-existing efforts to widen the Broadway Curve.


Digital real estate company Opendoor to launch new hub in Tempe

Opendoor, a digital residential real estate company, will open an office in Tempe.



Viasat to expand ASU Research Park south campus

Arizona State University Research Park announced May 18 that Viasat Inc., a global communications company, is expanding its current footprint at the 324-acre ASU Research Park to accommodate the company’s future growth projections, according to a news release.


Honeymoon Sweets brings high-quality ingredients to products made with love

When Joan and Tim O’Connor opened Honeymoon Sweets, they said they did not expect to become a Tempe staple. The bakery services a variety of major hotels and resorts in the Valley, has its sweet treats in Whole Foods Market and operates a retail shop that is open daily. 


House of Tricks to close in Tempe in late June

House of Tricks, a downtown Tempe restaurant staple for decades, will close its doors after June 25. House of Tricks opened in 1987 in a remodeled 1920s cottage and in 1994, the restaurant expanded to the house next door.


Carless community to open first phase in Tempe this fall

Phase 1 of a new Tempe community is set to open this fall with about 50 of its 761 residential units—and no residential parking spots for any of them. 



Eastbound US 60 lanes in Tempe have reopened; westbound work ongoing

Eastbound US 60 freeway lanes through Tempe reopened May 15 following a water main break in the area May 7, according to a news release from the city of Tempe. 



Tempe adds hotel rooms as tourism industry recovers

The Westin Tempe was one of two new hotels that opened in the last 12 months in Tempe, the other a product of Best Western called The Vib, which opened in March. The Canopy by Hilton opened in downtown Tempe in June 2020, and another hotel—The Omni Tempe Hotel—is under construction. By spring 2023, the city will have added about 1,000 new hotel rooms to its existing inventory.


4 new eateries coming soon to Tempe

Here are four businesses coming soon to Tempe.