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Kailey Foxcroft and Brandon Douglas may not agree on the best ice cream-doughnut sandwich flavor, but they agree that customers are the best part of co-owning Mesa’s Novel Ice Cream.

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Leo Chavez was working in a university’s finance office when his father, Edward T. Chavez, fell ill. He leaned over from his chair and said he wished his son would do something he loved. 

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Jon Przybyl brought bread and baked goods to downtown Mesa and now he has brought a concept that helps people just like him – local vendors who make unique products.

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NexMetro Communities, a Valley developer of luxury leased-home neighborhoods, is bringing its innovative approach to single-family rental homes with a new community in Mesa.

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Flowers are shipped from around the world to Crismon’s Flowers in downtown Mesa – and co-owner Steven Menlove said South American drug cartels invented ways to keep them fresher longer. 

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Kimhak Em and fiancée Eugenia Tai opened Pair Cupworks inside of Cider Corps in Downtown Mesa in February 2020  – weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. 

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It’s “game over” for a popular Gilbert video game store whose Mesa owner is retiring after 25 years of serving East Valley’s gaming community.  

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Jordan White and Phillip Schafer may have traded the adrenaline rush of working as nurses on a life-flight helicopter ambulance for the somewhat staid life of aestheticians, but there is one thing they’ve taken with them to their new Mesa practice.

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When the pandemic hit, leading to closures of restaurants and then reopenings with tight restrictions, it was hard enough for established restaurants who built up loyal customers over years.

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In just the past few weeks, developers have unveiled plans for 2,050 new homes in the Southeast Valley, with 350 of them in Mesa and the rest in a mammoth Fulton Homes planned community in Queen Creek.

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Orvid and Maria Fernana Cutler opened their Venezuelan restaurant six months ago in downtown Mesa, but the Gilbert couple have been rolling with their dishes for a lot longer than that.

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East Mesa residents who are hoping to catch a ride to downtown Phoenix or Scottsdale in one of those odd-looking white Chrysler minivans or Jaguar sedans with no one behind the wheel will have to keep waiting.

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Mesa City Council members are just as fed up with fireworks as many residents who complained over the New Year’s Day weekend about explosions all night long, lousy air quality with smoke lingering over neighbors. 

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Jarrod’s Coffee,Tea & Gallery started as an art and jewelry store eight years ago, adding a coffee shop in 2015 after some remodeling. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic and associated shutdowns have hurt shopping malls across the country, but executives with Macerich see some small signs of improvement heading into 2021.

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Sweet Moments Company is cooking up ways for people to gather virtually and learn how to prepare everything from gourmet meals to decadent desserts – all from the comfort of their own homes.  

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For those looking to enjoy time outdoors, geocaching is an option for you and Visit Mesa has launched the new Fresh Foodie Trail GeoTour to promote East Valley agritourism attractions. 

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According to the American Census there are 39.6 million Americans who claim Irish descent. I…

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