Scottsdale Airport is fourth in the world for business aviation departures, often chosen as a base for leisure, too, due to its proximity to award-winning resorts, restaurants and championship golf courses. But what many don’t know is that the airport began in 1942 as Thunderbird Field II, with the sole purpose of training WWII Army Air Corp pilots.
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Erik Saltvold had been looking to expand into Scottsdale for years. In December 2021, he moved west after acquiring the space of a former mattress store on Scottsdale Road near Thunderbird Road.
Northern California’s Mr. Pickles sandwich shops are coming to the Valley later this year. They are set for Scottsdale and Shea, and Thompson Peak Parkway and Frank Lloyd Wright. Locations in Queen Creek, Laveen, Chandler and Surprise are also in development.
For more than 100 years, the area around Scottsdale and Indian Bend roads has attracted modest farmers, land speculators, captains of industry, Arabian horse and Angus cattle breeders, tourists, railroad history buffs, family picnics, veterans, civic group events, shoppers and diners. Look at some of the highlights of this historic crossroads.
By Jordan Houston Since its inception in 2019, a local whisky brand is making a name for itself across the state as the “whisky of the West.” Scotchdale, an 80-proof blended malt Scotch whisky, was created by Scottsdale residents Travis Ranville and John McDonnell several years ago. It stems from Angus […]
By J. Graber | January 19, 2022 Sports betting is coming to Scottsdale. TPC Scottsdale has applied for a conditional use permit to build a sportsbook on a 3.2-acre parcel on the southeast corner of Hayden and Bell Roads, making Scottsdale one of the few Valley cities that host a facility for sports betting. Most […]
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Rodeo is in Dave Alford’s blood. He rode in the late ’60s and early ’70s, until he fell into rodeo production. Four decades later, he’s producing the Rodeo Scottsdale, which has bucked its way through town for 67 years. This year’s event is Thursday, March 5, to Sunday, March 8, at WestWorld […]