Scooptacular celebrates 6th anniversary on May 4

It’s been six years since Laveen residents Nindi and Carissa Wadhwa decided to take a chance as small business owners and launched Scooptacular, their now popular local ice cream shop and known for its award-winning homemade flavors. While plans are still evolving for next month’s celebration, the Wadhwas and Scooptacular intend to offer 60 cent […]

First-quarter home prices up in Laveen, South Phoenix

  (This article first appeared in the April 2016 print edition of the South Mountain District News) The average sales price of existing homes continued to rise throughout Laveen and the South Mountain areas of Phoenix during the first quarter of 2016, which ended March 31. Compared with the same time period in 2015, prices […]

Baseline Corridor drawing renewed interest

This article appears in the April edition of the South Mountain District News Multiple economic factors are driving renewed interested along the Baseline Corridor in South Phoenix and Laveen, including plans to extend the city’s light rail system into the area by 2023 and the long-anticipated South Mountain Freeway to open in 2019. Development along […]

Smoothie Run partners with Live Pure Kids

Laveen-based Smoothie Run Internet Cafe is partnering with the Live Pure Kids program at Laveen Elementary School. Live Pure Kids focuses on educating children on disease prevention, holistic living, the organic lifestyle, and things to be aware of in this world when it comes to the water they drink, the food they eat, and the air […]

New tenants on Baseline; openings this month

This article appears in the April 7 print issue of the South Mountain District News   Beauty and Business matches vendors and businesses Two Laveen women have launched a business to help other businesses and small vendors make a splash in the community. Jessica Cummings started Beauty and Business in 2014 with Crystal Marvin joining […]