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Falora adds Sleeping Frog Farms to the menu

Falora adds Sleeping Frog Farms to the menu

Daily specials to feature Benson farm produce.

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Broadway Village Pizzeria Falora is next up for Xoom Juice's Shapiro

Broadway Village Pizzeria Falora is next up for Xoom Juice's Shapiro

After years of what he calls his "building mode," Ari Shapiro, who founded the Xoom Juice franchise and opened Sparkroot downtown, says he looks forward to letting the dust settle in 2013.

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Falora teams up with Sleeping Frog Farms

Falora teams up with Sleeping Frog Farms

Ari Shapiro

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Get to know joe at crawl

Get to know joe at crawl

Krista Foley brews a pour-over cup of coffee at the Cartel Coffee Lab, which will participate in Tucson's first Coffee Crawl, a day providing classes, workshops and tastings.

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Get to know joe at crawl

Get to know joe at crawl

Cartel will host a comparative tasting of coffee brewed in different ways during Tucson's inaugural coffee crawl.

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Get to know joe at crawl

Get to know joe at crawl

"All of the participants take great pride and care in how they roast their coffee," says organizer Laura Adams.

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Get to know joe at crawl

Get to know joe at crawl

Craft coffee is king this weekend as seven local shops play host to Tucson's inaugural coffee crawl.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucsonan is hands-on manager of 4 businesses while planning 2 more

Tucsonan is hands-on manager of 4 businesses while planning 2 more

That Ari Shapiro enjoys riding a one-speed bicycle up Mount Lemmon is not unrelated to his steadily expanding business portfolio. In each leg pump is his aesthetic, not to mention his strategy.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro's fondness for the simple urban vibe is on display at Sparkroot, his downtown coffee bar at 245 E. Congress St. "Urban is more of a frame of mind rather than a metropolis," he says. Shapiro has two more business ventures in the planning stages.

September 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro

Xoom Juice owner Ari Shapiro's attention to detail helps explain his success as an entrepreneur, and sampling one of his smoothie creations is just part of the job. Shapiro operates three Xoom Juice stores in Tucson.

September 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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