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Kailey Foxcroft and Brandon Douglas may not agree on the best ice cream-doughnut sandwich flavor, but they agree that customers are the best part of co-owning Mesa’s Novel Ice Cream.

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Leo Chavez was working in a university’s finance office when his father, Edward T. Chavez, fell ill. He leaned over from his chair and said he wished his son would do something he loved. 

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Jon Przybyl brought bread and baked goods to downtown Mesa and now he has brought a concept that helps people just like him – local vendors who make unique products.

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Bringing the East Valley together for over 20 years, the recently reopened the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet continues to support local entrepreneurs by hosting over 900 small businesses in one location. 

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A crowd-funding real estate investment company is offering people a chance to get in on the purchase of a 20-unit apartment building at 407 Williams Road in Mesa.

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In the male-dominated world of marijuana retail, a group of women is cultivating a more inclusive, more welcoming environment for female consumers interested in working with weed.

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It’s “game over” for a popular Gilbert video game store whose Mesa owner is retiring after 25 years of serving East Valley’s gaming community.  

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The city of Mesa and Local First Arizona are urging businesses to apply for “going green” recognition through the Arizona Green Business Program.

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Jordan White and Phillip Schafer may have traded the adrenaline rush of working as nurses on a life-flight helicopter ambulance for the somewhat staid life of aestheticians, but there is one thing they’ve taken with them to their new Mesa practice.

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Orvid and Maria Fernana Cutler opened their Venezuelan restaurant six months ago in downtown Mesa, but the Gilbert couple have been rolling with their dishes for a lot longer than that.

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Blake Bigelow was visiting family in Texas, where a local popsicle company was based. It delivered pops and sold them at farmers markets.

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When the pandemic hit, leading to closures of restaurants and then reopenings with tight restrictions, it was hard enough for established restaurants who built up loyal customers over years.

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As if low inventory wasn’t exerting enough pressure on home prices, two new trends are apparently adding to the surge – particularly for new houses.

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In just the past few weeks, developers have unveiled plans for 2,050 new homes in the Southeast Valley, with 350 of them in Mesa and the rest in a mammoth Fulton Homes planned community in Queen Creek.

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East Mesa residents who are hoping to catch a ride to downtown Phoenix or Scottsdale in one of those odd-looking white Chrysler minivans or Jaguar sedans with no one behind the wheel will have to keep waiting.