Friday, May 15, 2015

My Phoenix Neighborhood

I've been back in Phoenix since Tuesday. I must have brought the cooler weather with me from Chicago, because it's been breezy, cloudy and even a little rainy. I'm back in a familiar place, visiting my favorite restaurants and hanging out with my friends and family.

At the same time, I am noticing changes happening in my old Phoenix neighborhood. Redevelopment projects are tearing down outdated buildings and bringing new restaurants to the area. A new Yard-like project is being built just across the street from the space that holds Culinary Dropout, Barrio Urbano and Little Cleo's. And just down the block from that, another restaurant space is being updated right next to Spinato's. I also noticed that the office buildings across from the Yard were torn down, and the commercial spaces near Bethany Home Road and Seventh Street were already being renovated when I moved. It's so exciting to see new life being brought to the neighborhood.

It will be interesting to see how the area looks the next time I return.

I wish you all a fun-filled weekend!

The view from my office building in Phoenix.