YEAR IN REVIEW: Well, 2020 is not one that any of us will EVER forget. It has been a difficult year for everyone, to say the least. We want to take a brief moment to recap some of the GOOD things that have happened on the #UWSPHX in 2020!
First and foremost, THANK YOU for your support! We pivoted this year to support small businesses more than ever and the community embraced this change. The majority of small business owners we have spoken to have said they are doing as well as can be expected during a global pandemic, and that the community has really stepped up to support them. The beginning of 2021 will continue to be challenging so PLEASE continue supporting local businesses! Their success is essential to positive long-term economic development in our community.
In 2021 we will continue to support local small businesses, in addition to pushing harder to advocate for our community. We truly believe the West Valley will come out of this stronger than we went into it and it will be our time to shine!
Check out some of the cool places that have opened on the Upper West Side in 2020:
-Barrio Queen (takeout only)
-Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade
-Black Rock Coffee
-Zoom Room Dog Training
-Urban Air Adventure Park
-Moment of Truth Healing Space & Yoga Studio
-Total Sports Therapy Gelndale (adding pediatric PT to our area)
In addition: housing values have increased, nearby The Shops at Norterra and Park West have seen major improvements and new tenants, and there are many new businesses to look forward to in 2021!
And one last quick shoutout to some of our favorite local restaurants that aren't new, but have continued keeping us fed (and watered) in 2020: Arrowhead Grill, Beyond Donuts & Cafe, Bottega Pizzeria Ristorante, Cabin Coffee, Cactus Taproom, Caramba, Donutsville, Fabio On Fire, Greek Palace, Greek Wraps, Haymaker, Hot Bagels, Kawaii Sushi & Asian Cuisine, Lakeside Bar & Grill, Leo's Island BBQ, Peoria Artisan Brewery, Phila-Deli, Revolu, Richter Richter Aleworks, Sala Thai, Squid Ink, That Place Subs & Salads, The Rec, The Social, Twisted Italian, Urban Margarita, V's Taproom, and Well Coffee Co.!