By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic
When a McDonald’s opened in a vacant historic tower in downtown Phoenix during the mid-1990s, it was a big deal.
The area finally had enough workers and visitors during the day to draw the world’s biggest fast-food chain.
The McDonald’s is long gone, replaced with one of more than 100 new restaurants to open in downtown Phoenix over the past few years. The tower featured in the movie “Psycho” is now home to a new Hilton hotel.
Downtown Phoenix is in the midst of a development boom, the biggest one for the area since the 1960s.