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NEWS.............................12 City Council poised to complete Skysong deal.

NEIGHBORS .........20 Scottsdale Rotary Club helps in pandemic.

BUSINESS ............... 24 Chambers lay out plan for reopening.

NEIGHBORS .........................................20 BUSINESS .............................................. 24 OPINION .................................................27 FOOD ....................................................... 28 CLASSIFIEDS .......................................30

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Delays emerge in Museum Square deal BY WAYNE SCHUTSKY Progress Managing Editor

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early seven months after the Scottsdale City Council approved the Museum Square deal, the city and developer still have not finalized a land sale that would give the city a much-

Mayor calls Ducey’s shutdown decision disappointing

needed infusion of millions of dollars. That money could help the city as it grapples with the economic ramifications of business closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The development promised to bring a 190-room hotel, three condominium buildings and an apartment building

totaling 346 units to the Arts District downtown – along with a slew of public improvements that include a plaza, pedestrian connections and new traffic signals. Much of the project would go on a piece

see MUSEUM SQUARE page 10

Feeding the elderly

BY HOWARD FISCHER Capitol Media Services AND WAYNE SCHUTSKY Progress Managing Editor

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rizonans are going to have to live under stay-at-home orders, at least for the next few weeks – and that doesn’t sit well with Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane. Even though when they do go out shopping they will soon have more choices, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane said the governor’s announcement did not do enough to provide avenues for relief for shuttered businesses, though. “It falls short of really providing any real

see DUCEY page 18

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