The south extension of the Phoenix light rail has received full funding - The extension will add eight stations and create a new central hub at Washington.

Great list of exciting openings and happenings for Phoenix in 2021 from Thrillist - The Pemberton, two new breweries, Clever Ramen(from the Clever Koi team), Garden Bar, and a few more.

Fountain Hills might soon have the largest Telescope in the valley - First the fountain and now the telescope!

The Macayo’s Cantina is getting redeveloped into a massive mixed-use project - - The goal is to “celebrate” and “respect” the train depot, originally built in 1924.

Random food and drink news, Pita Jungle is building out a food truck fleet, 36 Below will be replacing Undertow which is now inside Century Grand, Salad and Go is opening 21 new locations this year.

In music venue news, Mr Lucky’s is up for sale again and Track Club is going to be a gym :(. Someone please save our live music scene for when things go back to normal later this year.

Long story about the history of midtown Phoenix - Some great historical shots and background on the area including the old Playboy Club.

Fry’s/Kroger will be building out a $89M AI fulfillment warehouse - One of 20 being built around the country, some pretty slick robot action.

Kevin Smith’s Moobys popup opens in the Van Buren on 2/15 - Ya know, that restaurant in Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II. Grab yourself a Cow Tipper.

First person RC car racing is starting up - New local racing series, vroom vroom.

And some tidbits, Invisalign is moving their HQ to Tempe, Old Town Scottsdale is looking to disable scooters after 11pm, too much raging on the scoot scoot

Curated by Nick Hammond