Lo­cal Ven­tures We Love

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Eat, drink and shop lo­cal is a move­ment gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity in Amer­ica’s cities. You don’t have to be a lo­cal to know where to find the Val­ley’s ar­ti­sanal items. Artis­tic- and en­tre­pre­neur­ial-minded prod­ucts are sold in shops like Phoenix’s frances and Bunky Bou­tique, and the East Val­ley’s Here On the Cor­ner and Sibley’s West. A dozen even have a home in­side the Bilt­more Fash­ion Park-adjacent UNION re­tail cor­ri­dor. 1. OLIVESPA Brenda Rea, co- owner of Queen Creek Olive Mill, de­vel­oped a skin­care line made of ex­tra vir­gin olive oil, nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents and es­sen­tial oils. Find it: Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S. Merid­ian Road, Queen Creek; Oils & Olives Kier­land Com­mons; UNION at Bilt­more Fash­ion Park. www.olivespa.com 2. RE­FRESH GLASS Owner Ray DelMuro “res­cues” empty wine bot­tles, recre­at­ing them into drink­ing glasses, can­dle hold­ers, self- wa­ter­ing planters and such. The glasses are found on ta­bles at Cen­tral Bistro, La Bocca, Postino Winecafe and many other eater­ies—and can be pur­chased on­line. www.re­fresh­glass.com 3. STATE BI­CY­CLE CO. Though the xed- gear bi­cy­cle com­pany sees many in­ter­na­tional or­ders, it stays grounded in its com­mu­nity with a brick-and- mor­tar re­tail lo­ca­tion and part­ners with a lo­cal brew­ing com­pany for the Four Peaks X State Bi­cy­cle Co. Deluxe cruiser model. 2530 N. 7th St. www.state­bi­cy­cle.com 4. TRUCE The owner of a clean­ing com­pany and a doc­tor of ecol­ogy teamed up to bring the toxin-free, paraben-free, ve­gan clean­ing for­mu­las to the mar­ket­place. Find it: Luci’s Healthy Mar­ket­place, 1590 Bethany Home Road; Bunky Bou­tique, 1437 N. 1st St. www. truce­clean.com 5. STATE FORTY EIGHT Three pas­sion­ate Ari­zo­nans de­vel­oped a stateproud ap­parel line. Find it: Here On the Cor­ner, 714 S. Col­lege Ave., Tempe; frances, 10 W. Camel­back Road. www.state­fortyeight.com

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