91-year-old Phoenix woman invents product and launches a business | Featured Articles

A 91-year-old Phoenix woman had a problem with her shoes getting wet during rainy days so she invented a solution. PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - You’ve heard of college students inventing products from their dorm rooms. What about a 91-year-old launching her invention from a Phoenix retirement community? For more than 40 years, great-grandmother Nancy Pettibone ran a corporate multi-million-dollar business that required her to travel all over the world and deal with snow and downpours. Pettibone remembered wanting a product that would protect her shoes from getting wet. “I hated carrying my boots. I started taking baggies with me to put on my feet with rubber bands around them,” said Pettibone. She did a quick online search and realized all these years later, nothing like that had been invented yet. She hired a chemist and a marketing company to create her invention, the “Disposaboots.” All despite being 91 years old. “The 90s are the new 80s. I know it is unusual for somebody in their 90s to be doing this. If I had to do it over again, I would have done it right when I retired,” said Pettibone. Her product will be sold on disposaboots.com, Amazon and on Walmart.com, starting at around...

TacoVision Brings Midtown An Aggressively Cool Taco And Agave-Shot Spot

Welcome to the latest installment of Quick Bites, which brings us to Midtown for tacos, tacos, and more tacos. TacoVision is a brand new bi-level restaurant on East 53rd Street that sells tacos and agave shots in a colorful, copiously-branded setting. “Be the Taco,” implores the outside of your bag. “Take Me To Your Taco,” shouts a piece of merchandise. This part of East 53rd is packed with fast-casual eating options, so as goofy as it feels it makes sense that they have to yell a bit to get your attention. The owners and management team are from the nearby Crave Fishbar, a popular boozy spot, and though there’s no overlap in terms of menu, they are clearly gunning for the same crowd of area office workers and local party people. Get your meal downstairs at TacoVision and everything’s done counter-service style. You order at the registers in the back, grab a numbered sign and a seat, and a runner will bring your food as it’s ready, which can mean one taco at a time. Everything’s served on colorful ceramic plates, so there’s very little waste, and someone will pop by to bus your table and ask how everything is going as soon a...