May Phan, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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The start of a new decade brings a combination of hopes and anxieties about what the future may bring. However, with all of the new – and returning – events to look forward to here in the 48th state, we’re leaning toward being more hopeful. Here’s a few of them: Grand Openings Nobu The Nobu restaurant empire is coming to the Valley for the first time. This iconic Japanese restaurant, with locations in every continent...

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McDonald’s, Burger King, Five Guys – you were all delicious and convenient, but in 2020, we might have to leave you behind. The White Castle for Asian Americans everywhere is coming to Chandler.  Jollibee, the hit Filipino fast food chain that was once only seen in the Philippines, California and some other states scattered across the U.S., has finally decided to break ground in one of the cities with the largest Asian population in Arizona. ...

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Fast fashion and Amazon Prime are dominating the shopping world, but that doesn’t mean that the era of brick-and-mortar is over – at least, not in Scottsdale. The Merchantile, an indoor boutique marketplace currently under construction, plans to host a mish-mash of local businesses under one roof. Slated to sell jewelry, clothes and home decor, the “co-retailing experience” is meant to support local vendors by alleviating the stress of pricey overhead costs. These woes are...

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