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March 8, 2020

State 48 Rock House - Coming Soon to The Shops at Norterra

Shelley Sakala, Realtor ® with The Sakala Group Real Estate Team chats with Mario Rana about the exciting progress happening at State 48 Rock House. When this brew pub opens in April/May of 2020 at The Shops at Norterra, guests will be able to enjoy the indoor/outdoor vibe ...

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Nov. 1, 2019

Fireside at Norterra Annual Cornhole Tournament

On Saturday, November 9 th , the bean bags will be flying at the 2 nd Annual Fireside at Norterra Cornhole Tournament. It’s a super-fun event, with proceeds benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. If you’ve never played cornhole, it’s one of the simplest games to jump into. Think of it as a cross between horseshoes and ...

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Oct. 14, 2019

Social Media Impact on Community Reputation

 

Words Matter

While discussing neighborhoods with a buyer last month, I mentioned Fireside at Norterra and she frowned and said, “No thanks…I heard it’s really bad there.” As an original Fireside owner and 13-year resident, I wondered how anyone could form this opinion about our little slice of heaven. Then she ...

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Oct. 7, 2019

New Brewery in Norterra 85085

A New Brewery in North Phoenix - Front Pourch Brewing 

 

 

WHEN YOUR PASSION BECOMES YOUR BUSINESS

There are those who buy a beer, open a beer, and drink a beer without putting much thought into it. Then there are those who obsess over beer. They study labels, scrutinize ingredients ...

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June 30, 2019

Happy Trails!

Living in Fireside comes with an amenity few other communities can match: a

wonderful network of private trails and bike paths connecting our neighborhoods

together. “Walkable” communities continue to be in-demand, as residents look

for fitness options that don’t involve the tedium of a treadmill.

While trails and paths have ...

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June 5, 2019

North Phoenix Dining | A New York State of Mind

Rinaldi's Is Back With East Coast Italian Fare 

One of the great things about Arizona, and especially Phoenix, is the number of people who came here from someplace else. Whether from the South, the California Coast, or the Midwest, our large “transplant” population has brought with them some of ...

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Feb. 21, 2019

It's Getting Tasty in North Phoenix

Three New Dining Options Will Satisfy Any Appetite! 

What do we want? Good food!

When do we want it? Right now! 

After more than a decade of some pretty underwhelming dining options, North Phoenix appears to be turning the corner. That’s not to say we don’t have good ...

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Jan. 11, 2019

Work It Out!

Welcome to January. New year, new you, right? The holidays were fun, but suddenly everything shakes when you laugh like a bowl full of jelly. It’s time to say goodbye to that figgy pudding and get back into shape. But what happens when the new year gives you the same ...

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Dec. 1, 2018

A Trio of Businesses in North Phoenix

Three Times the Fun!

 

Question: What happens when two kids from New York who never knew each other finally meet in a bank in Anthem?  

Answer: They get married and start a dance company. And a dancewear store. And a coffee shop.

Meet Danielle and Nick Cicogna, a pair of ...

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Nov. 19, 2018

Fireside at Norterra - Community Value

There’s no doubt that Fireside at Norterra is a unique place. Beyond the awards and the resident satisfaction surveys, there’s a true neighborhood spirit here. And much of the credit should go to the planners of this master planned community. Rather than just blocks of houses, the homes of Fireside ...

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