The Mountain Shadows chronicle embarks upon new narrative April 1

The culmination of countless hours of negotiation, planning and debate will be realized Saturday, April 1 as Westroc Hospitality opens the doors to a redefined Mountain Shadows Golf Resort. A partnership between Westroc Hospitality and Woodbine Development Corp. has spurred the creation of a luxury resort and 18-hole golf course at 555 E. Lincoln Drive […]

The Short Course at Mountain Shadows opening on par with resort in February 2017

The Short Course will debut along with the Mountain Shadows resort on Feb. 14, 2017. Set in the shadow of Camelback Mountain, the course is in the Town of Paradise Valley. The course is aptly named, as it will feature 18 diverse par-3 holes, along with a bonus wager hole. It offers a variety of […]

As competition grows the stakes are high in the Paradise Valley luxury resort game

In the luxury resort business, if you aren’t evolving — you’re dying. That mantra of innovation fuels the efforts of local hoteliers in places like Paradise Valley and Scottsdale to create fresh, energetic and one-of-a-kind experiences meant exclusively for each individual patron. Beyond amenities and services provided, local luxury hoteliers have to mold the surroundings […]

Opinion: What’s the big deal about 56th Street in Paradise Valley?

Other than being a vehicle for hyping the sale of units for the new Mountain Shadows project, I don’t understand all the broo-ha-ha about the refurbishing of the two blocks of 56th Street between McDonald Road and Lincoln Drive. It seems to me that it is just another street repair, albeit a multi-million dollar one.
I also don’t understand the red steel beam bus stop structure that has been plopped in the middle of the street. An offering to some pagan God? It might be that a couple of big shade trees would have provided shade and been more aesthetically pleasant. However, back when it was first built, there were curmudgeons like me in France who thought that the Eiffel Tower was a botch.

Paradise Valley is local government at its finest

Several years ago Paradise Valley streets near Echo Canyon hiking and parking were overrun by cars, even those as far away as 56th Street. On any given spring day hundreds of vehicles would line 56th Street right of way between McDonald and Lincoln. It was a disaster. Our neighborhood asked for this to end, as did others. The response and related efforts turned out to be local government at its very best.