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Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner 2018Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner 2018Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner 2018/pdf/Salvation%20Army%20Thanksgiving%20Dinner%20(2018).pdf<p>​<strong>PHOENIX (Nov. 16, 2018) </strong>– <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>The Salvation Army</strong></span></a>, bringing the joy of the holidays to Arizonans for 125 years, will serve a free traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings at the Phoenix Convention Center's North Building, on the northeast corner of Third Street and Washington Street, on Thursday, Nov. 22.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">This year's event location has changed from the Phoenix Convention Center's South Building, which is currently undergoing facility maintenance. Guests will enter the event through the North Building doors on Third Street, just north of Washington Street. Posted signage and volunteers will be on hand to direct guests to the event location.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Thanksgiving dinner will take place on the third floor of the North Building, and the doors will open at 9 a.m., with meal service from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This complimentary dinner is open to the public and will also include live entertainment, free haircuts and nail service, hygiene kits, coloring for kids, and a big screen TV for watching the parade and football game.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Everyone is welcome to join us for food and fun." said The Salvation Army Metro Phoenix Program Director Maj. Nancy Dihle. "There is an incredible sense of fellowship and worth felt by our guests. For many, this is all they will have for Thanksgiving, and The Salvation Army is honored to serve." </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">More than 1,350 pounds of turkey, 75 gallons of gravy, 1,000 pounds of potatoes and 3,700 slices of pie will be prepared by Aventura Catering for the annual dinner.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Around 1,000 people are expected to attend, and The Salvation Army and Phoenix Convention Center will also be preparing around 2,200 meals to be delivered to homebound individuals and another 1,200 to Salvation Army Corps locations across the Valley of the Sun to serve their local communities.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"This event is only possible through the generosity of community partners, volunteers, officers, staff and the City of Phoenix," added Dihle. "It warms our hearts to see how our community comes together to help our neighbors most in need."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">At this time, volunteers are still needed to guide people to designated areas, for security detail and to help with breaking down the event at its conclusion. Visit <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span></a> and click on the <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">VOLUNTEER</span></a> tab for a list of opportunities and click on the <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">EVENTS</span></a> tab for more about attending the Thanksgiving dinner event. </p><p> </p>11/19/2018 7:15:52 PM2018-11-19T07:00:00Z
Orpheum Makes Architectural Digest List of Most Beautiful TheatersOrpheum Makes Architectural Digest List of Most Beautiful TheatersOrpheum Makes Architectural Digest List of Most Beautiful Theaters/pdf/Orpheum%20Makes%20Architectural%20Digest%20List%20of%20Most%20Beautiful%20Theaters.pdf​<p>PHOENIX (Nov 2, 2018) — <a href="">Architectural Digest </a>(AD) recognized Phoenix's historic Orpheum Theatre on its 2018 list of most beautifully-designed theaters in each state. AD researched America's fascination with performing arts venues from coast to coast and surveyed theaters that became landmarks to create this year's list. The historic Orpheum Theatre, designed by architects Lescher & Mahoney, opened as a vaudeville house in 1929. It was the last major construction project in Phoenix before the Great Depression. </p><p>The theater's ornate design and Spanish-baroque architectural features were ahead of its time. Throughout the years, the Orpheum provided entertainment to various audiences in different capacities including serving as a Spanish language movie theater. Shortly after the city of Phoenix purchased the property in the 1980s, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and underwent a 12-year, $14 million restoration project. Today the venue is downtown Phoenix's oldest operating theater and continues to provide enjoyment for theater goers with numerous touring shows, concerts and events hosted each year. </p><p>Have you visited Phoenix's historic Orpheum Theatre? In addition to concerts and events, the Friends of the Orpheum Theatre offer FREE public tours twice a month. Visit  <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> for a list of upcoming activities and events.</p>11/19/2018 5:58:53 PM2018-11-02T07:00:00Z
DPI Downtown Economic Impact StudyDPI Downtown Economic Impact StudyDPI Downtown Economic Impact Study/pdf/DPI%20Downtown%20Economic%20Impact%20Study.pdf<p>PHOENIX (July 16, 2018) — More and more people across the country are choosing the convenience and connectivity of urban centers, complete with walkable neighborhoods, a diverse mix of fun things to do, access to jobs, and educational opportunities. </p><p>Phoenix is no exception. Downtown is repopulating at a rapid pace with 7,000 residential units, 13,000 students, nearly 400 tech and creative companies at local co-working spaces, and hundreds of hotel rooms added annually for conventioneers, business and leisure travelers. </p><p>Combined with major sports, arts and cultural events, the concentration of activity is a boon for the local economy. </p><p>According to a new report detailing the economic impact of Downtown Phoenix, more than 66,000 people work in the 1.7-mile area, which translates into $3.9 billion in wages. </p><p>Those numbers combined with direct tax revenues and the total value of goods and services produced within Downtown Phoenix totals $9.7 billion annually — the fiscal equivalent of 28 Super Bowls every single year. </p><p>"At the end of the day, downtown is punching way above its weight in terms of generating resources for the city, county and state," said David Krietor, CEO of Downtown Phoenix Inc. </p>7/19/2018 8:52:06 PM2018-07-16T07:00:00Z