West Valley Views: Business Briefcase
<p class="MsoNormal">Greetings, readers, and welcome (back) to the Business Briefcase!
We took a break last week, which did not go unnoticed. We heard from many people in the community, who said they regularly read this column and were disappointed we didn’t run it in the July 19 issue. During the Business Briefcase break, we were hanging around the West Valley towns we cover, talking to city council members, reaching out to the chambers of commerce, responding to emails from readers, researching recent economic developments in your cities, and fielding feedback about the new look of the West Valley View – mostly positive (thank you), with numerous requests to bring back Business Briefs. Well, we’re happy to bring BB back from its weeklong summer vacation, if you will, and we don’t plan to let it get away again anytime soon.<o:p></o:p>
Speaking of summer – and foods particularly suited to this sweltering season – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit moved into 15525 W. Roosevelt Street in Goodyear over the weekend. The owners and operators of the franchise, Tiffany Oder and Chade Burge, fired up the pits and celebrated the grand opening with free smoky meat treats for the first 50 guests, $2 pulled pork sandwiches, and free meals for kids with an adult purchase of $10 or more.
Further franchise news: Florida-based company The Learning Experience plans to open one of its children’s centers in Goodyear. The freestanding centers include 10,000 square feet of retail space and a 2,000-square-foot playground. The centers serve kids 6 weeks to 6 years old.
Also in the “coming soon” category, a new Fry’s Food & Drug location is slated to open at the Village Grove in Buckeye in late 2017.
Studio Styles AR recently opened at Plaza in the Park, 4830 N. Litchfield Road, Suite 106, Litchfield Park. The salon can be reached at 623-547-1849.
All six West Valley chambers of commerce will come together for the Biz 2 Biz Expo at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Drive, on August 24. The event is free to attend and open to the public, and will offer information on marketing one’s businesses, as well as opportunities to showcase products and services. Visit wvcca.com for more information.
That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading.
By Niki D’Andrea