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Wednesday, December 9, 2020   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

How Previous Epidemics Impacted Home Design

Article originally posted on architecturaldigest.com on March 31, 2020
Whether you realize it or not, a number of the design features in our homes today originated, or were popularized, because of previous infectious disease outbreaks, like the 1918 flu pandemic, tuberculosis, and dysentery. Below are a couple of our favorites, for the whole list click the link below: Link

Though household closets have been around in some form for centuries, what we think of as the place where we store our clothes is a more recent innovation. In fact, when visiting (or living in) older American homes or apartments, you’ve probably noticed (and bemoaned) the lack of closet space. That’s because, up until the beginning of the 20th century, most clothing and related items were kept in stand-alone furniture. “It used to be that almost everything was [kept] in armoires,” Lloyd Alter, a former architect and design historian who now teaches sustaink ...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

Locale Neighborhood Italian restaurant opening at former Old Pueblo Grille

Article originally posted on tucson.com on December 4th, 2020
When the conversations started nearly two years ago, restaurateurs Deborah Tenino and Nick Kreutz wondered how in the heck they would make use of all 8,100 square feet of space in the old farmhouse-turned-restaurant at 60 N. Alvernon Way. And then COVID-19 happened and that big sprawling outdoor patio and the thousands of square feet of dining space that was home to the long-closed Old Pueblo Grille made sense in a way that wasn’t so obvious when they signed the lease in late 2019.

The Locale Neighborhood Italian's menu borrows from all corners of Italy, presenting regional takes on lasagna and ravioli, including pansotti — swiss-chard-filled ravioli dressed in an earthy walnut sauce — from Liguria. Meatballs on the appetizer menu are dressed in a tart and sweet balsamic glaze with ricotta and charred broccolini, while mushrooms have a starring role alongside leeks in a vegan open-fac ...

Friday, December 4, 2020   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

Investors buy part of city's tallest building for hotel project

Article originally posted on tucson.com on December 2nd, 2020
Plans for a new hotel in downtown Tucson are in the works for the city’s tallest building, One South Church. Phoenix investors 1SC Hotel QOZB LLC, bought five floors of the 23-story tower for a 145-room boutique hotel for $7.5 million.
The hotel will be on floors 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. The rest of the tower, named after its address, will remain office space and also be upgraded.
Click on the link below to see the full article and other recent commercial real estate transactions around town: Link ...

Monday, November 30, 2020   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

Dog park restaurant concept moving into Tucson in 2021

Article originally posted on tucson.com on November 26th, 2020
Texas-based restaurant concept pairing craft-casual food and drink with a large, open, off-leash play area for dogs is looking to set up shop in Tucson by late 2021. The restaurant’s claim to fame is its off-leash dog parks, where owners can let their pets run free while having a drink or getting a bite to eat on-site.

The restaurant offers a menu that includes sandwiches, burgers, chicken dishes and snack plates, with craft beer and mixed drink options to wash them down. Pets can munch on mini-beef franks, known as “doggie dogs,” and pupsicles, dog-friendly popsicles made from beef broth, and peanut butter on edible sticks.

The parks are maintained by staff members known as “bark rangers,” who clean up after the pets and de-escalate any situation where the dogs might “get too rowdy”.

Click on the link below to see the full article: Link ...

Monday, November 30, 2020   /   by Adam Donaldson-Moxley

Crews making headway with major Tucson road projects

Article originally posted on tucson.com on November 30th, 2020
Project: Broadway 
ETA: September 2021
Improvement: Increase to six lanes, buffered bike lanes, bus pullout outs, and more pedestrian crossings
Project: Houghton Road
ETA: Late 2021
Improvement: Increase from two lanes to six lanes & Houghton Road Bridge
Project: Oracle Road
ETA: 2023
Improvement: Paving, improving/adding sidewalks, adding lighting and drainage improvements
Project: Ruthrauff
ETA: Late 2021
Improvement: a bridge over the union pacific railroad tracks for motorists.
Click on the link below to see the full article and all of the updates on construction projects: Link ...