TicketForce to create mixed-use development in Gilbert

first_imgA new mixed-use building is coming soon to downtown Gilbert featuring more than 13,000 square feet divided into three stories, a commitment to social responsibility and uniquely: a plan to only house local Arizona businesses.Gilbert residents and owners of East Valley-based ticketing company, TicketForce, Brad Smith and Lynne King Smith, closed last month on the land located at 313 N Gilbert Road, in the historic Heritage District of Downtown Gilbert. Construction is slated to begin in January 2015 by LGE Design Build, with plans to open by fall 2015.“We have been Gilbert residents since 2002 and love this town. We’re excited to bring our business to the growing downtown area and offer the Heritage district unique, local-owned businesses that will contribute to the unique flavor of this area,” said Lynne King Smith.The three-story building will offer a historic-meets-modern style that was inspired by a visit to the Burnside Rocket Building in Portland, Oregon.The ground floor will offer approximately 5,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, with a two-story patio and greenery. The space includes a small street-facing retail area that may adjoin with the restaurant for a bakery or a wine and cheese shop. The second floor features 4,800 square feet of office space to be occupied by TicketForce.The second floor offers a unique 800 square-foot, street facing flex space that will be leased for special events, receptions, meeting space or pop-up yoga classes. The third floor will host a 2,000 square foot women’s co-working space, a long-time vision of King Smith, including a broadcast room and high tech conference spaces.“As a female CEO, I am passionate about helping female solo business women, entrepreneurs and executives succeed,” said King Smith. “The women’s co-working space will be the perfect place for networking, training and will be full of unique and collaborative spaces to work.”The third floor will also boast Gilbert’s first rooftop bar, featuring 1,000 square feet of enclosed space and 1,500 square feet of patio with plants, trees and mountain views.“Brad and Lynne Smith are amazing entrepreneurs and we very excited they chose to build their new headquarters building for TicketForce in the Heritage District,” said Gilbert’s Office of Economic Development Director Dan Henderson. “The fact that they are also incorporating a co-working, retail and restaurant space into their development will not only contribute greatly to the Heritage District but to the overall economy of Gilbert. Entrepreneurial businesses like TicketForce are the backbone of the community and the fact they want to provide space for more local businesses to grow further demonstrates their commitment to the community.”last_img read more

Libyan plane hijackers arrested, all passengers out safely

first_imgThe two hijackers who diverted a Libyan plane to Malta and threatened to blow it up have surrendered themselves to authorities after releasing everyone on board and leaving the plane.Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the hijackers had been taken in custody, bringing the dramatic incident to an end.The Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A320, on a domestic service in Libya, was carrying 111 passengers, Muscat said.The plane was on service from Sabha, a desert city in southwestern Libya, to the capital, Tripoli, on the country’s northern coast, but it landed some 350 kilometers north of Tripoli on Malta in the Mediterranean Sea.Reports indicate that the hijackers were supporters of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.last_img read more

Notebook: Stoops explains coaching calls

first_imgCOLUMBIA, Mo. – There were a few coaching decisions in Saturday night’s 20-10 loss at Missouri that had University of Kentucky football fans scratching their heads, starting with quarterback Patrick Towles’ six first-half passing attempts a week after he threw for 390 yards against No. 1 Mississippi State.When he did throw early, most of Towles’ passes were off-target. He threw an interception before the break that ended a streak of 159 consecutive attempts without a pick – the second-longest such streak in school history. So was the Wildcats’ QB physically OK?“We discussed it on the sidelines,” coach Mark Stoops said, “and made sure he was all right. We asked him and checked him and he seemed to be fine.”Limiting pass attempts early was apparently part of the game plan going in. Offensive coordinator Neal Brown felt it important to establish a rushing attack to combat the Tigers’ pass rush that ranks top-10 nationally in sacks. But there were some interesting individual decisions, too.Down 10 with about a minute and a half to go, facing fourth-and-1 from the Missouri 21-yard line, UK went for it and was stuffed.“In hindsight, I probably should have kicked the field goal,” Stoops said. “I thought we could get it.”He did not regret two third-quarter decisions to go for it on fourth down, first from the Tigers’ 37 and later from their 32 – both of which failed.“They were extremely long field goals” for freshman kicker Austin MacGinnis, Stoops said. “You just felt like it was too much for him, his leg. Even his kickoffs, wasn’t as much pop there. (And) we felt like we needed to do something. We needed as many opportunities as we could to make something happen offensively.”But what about running a draw play on third-and-10 from deep in Missouri’s end of the field?“We had two downs, so I was trying to get it back – half – so they couldn’t pin their ears back,” Brown said.Freshman running back Mikel Horton, who led the Cats with a career-high 62 yards on 10 carries, had an interesting response when a reporter told him both Stoops and Brown questioned the team’s toughness in the loss.“Everybody has their flaws, including the coaches,” he said. “Some bad play calls or even some bad runs or catches by receivers and running backs. It was all a team effort and the blame is on the team, not a specific group.”Injury update Starting nickel Blake McClain and starting cornerback Fred Tiller both left the game with injuries and did not return Saturday night. McClain exited with a left shoulder injury after making a diving pass breakup in the end zone in the first half. Tiller left later in the half with an unspecified injury.“Fred’s, I believe that the x-rays were negative for what they were checking with,” Stoops said. “But obviously if they can’t get full strength, they can’t come back into the game.”Quick kicks … • Missouri defensive end Shane Ray, already the SEC’s leader in sacks and tackles for loss coming in, had two more sacks against Kentucky and set a single-season school record (12) on a game-clinching fourth-down play.• Wildcats linebacker Josh Forrest recovered from a rough first half and helped the defense pretty well stuff Missouri in the final two quarters. He finished with a team-high 10 tackles, two for loss, and forced a fumble as UK allowed just 102 total yards after the break.• Starting right tackle Jordan Swindle committed his eighth false-start penalty of the season Saturday. It is a recurring problem for one of the team’s offensive leaders. The Cats had nine penalties for 65 yards Saturday, many of them drive-stalling flags on the offense.“I think it all comes back to that (mentality),” Brown said. “That’s a situation we practice over and over again. (The Tigers) do a good job. They line up in one front and they yell ‘Shift!’ and shift down, and we showed it (on film). That’s not something that we weren’t prepared for. Again, in those situations we weren’t mentally tough enough to get it done.”– Kyle Tuckerlast_img read more

Spring Lake boys cross county finishes first in conference jamboree at Comstock Park

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Ma Nature’s talc soothes San Andreas crack chafing

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The same soft powder used to prevent painful chafing between the thighs of marathoners, on babies’ bottoms and in new hiking boots may also be easing friction along the San Andreas Fault. Geologists at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park discovered talc, the softest known natural mineral, in a 2-mile-deep hole drilled into the fault near Parkfield in Central California. The discovery could explain one of the fault’s most puzzling features – a 100-mile-long zone that slowly creeps along rather than sticking for years and then slipping suddenly, as other sections of the fault do. “It’s really one of those questions we would all love to know the answer to, the question of why (some) faults creep and why most faults don’t creep,” said geophysicist Roland Burgmann of the University of California at Berkeley, who was not involved in the study. “You wouldn’t believe how many theories there are.” The research by USGS geologists Diane Moore and Michael Rymer, reported today in the journal Nature, is part of a project in which researchers have been drilling into the fault near Parkfield for four years with the aim of better understanding what causes earthquakes. Creep happens on many faults, as in Hayward, Calif., where the evidence is in slowly deforming roads and sidewalks. Understanding the phenomenon could shed light on some fundamental aspects of faults and earthquakes. The San Andreas Fault is the seam between the North American and Pacific tectonic plates. The Pacific plate is moving northward relative to North America at a rate of about 2 inches a year. Many smaller faults, such as the Hayward and Calaveras faults, help accommodate some of that movement, but the San Andreas deals with much of it.last_img read more