Daily News for Commercial Real Estate & Business – September 21, 2010

Buffalo Wild Wings opens in Tempe Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. is marking its 700th opening in the U.S. and 17th in Arizona today at 11 a.m. View article...

Fan Grabber moves into own digs for $1.1M Fan Grabber, a Tempe company that does custom screen printing and embroidery for sportswear, has purchased its own building at Tempe Commerce Center. View article...

SkySong may soon join redevelopment venture SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, is primed to join a long list of participants in the Discovery Triangle venture that seeks to make areas of Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale a regional hub for businesses and residents. View article...

SkySong at 85 percent occupancy SkySong, the Arizona State University Scottsdale Innovation Center, has reached 85 percent occupancy in its existing two buildings with the expansion of an existing tenant, the addition of a downtown Scottsdale-based company and the center's first restaurant. View article...

Phoenix business owners discuss 32nd Street A group of about 50 business owners got together last week to discuss issues and opportunities along 32nd Street in Phoenix Councilman Bill Gates' district. The district includes 32nd from Arizona 51 on the south to Greenway Road on the north. View article...

Village planning committee still not sure about AAA site AAA wants to convert an abandoned emissions testing station into an auto repair shop, but its effort to win approval of the Paradise Valley Village Planning Committee in July broke down. The organization lost 15-1 when neighbors raised issues of noise, traffic and security. View article...

Times tough for older workers, fastest growing workforce segment Older workers are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. work force, according to the federal Administration on Aging, but they also face unprecedented challenges in today's job market. View article...

Arizona hospitals 15th for quality, 42nd in satisfaction While Arizona hospitals rank 15th for quality of care, they rank 42nd when it comes to patient satisfaction, according a new survey by CareChex. View article...

Arizona personal income up 1.26% in 2Q Arizona posted $224 billion in total personal income in the second quarter, a 1.26 percent increase over the first quarter, putting it seventh among states for growth. View article...

ASU housing report relays gloomy news Foreclosures are up in the Phoenix area as home values continue to fall, according to the latest data from Arizona State University. View article...

It's official: Recession ended in June 2009 The longest recession the country has endured since World War II ended in June 2009, a group that dates the beginning and end of recessions declared Monday. View article...

Landlord Strategies for Handling Rent Relief Requests The ongoing recession has had a profound impact on commercial real estate throughout the United States: More and more landlords and tenants are struggling to survive. View article...

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