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Tue
15
Apr
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Business Briefcase: April 15, 2014

Welcome to the tax edition of the Business Briefcase!

The good news is there isn’t a charge to read this column. The bad news is today is the last day to buckle down and get those taxes done.

But none of you is the last-minute type, right? Yeah, me neither.

I’m not going to tell you I waited until today to finish my taxes, because it wouldn’t be true. I did them three days ago. Last year, totally true.

Let’s continue into the business news (and those that pay commercial taxes).

Construction for Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ is coming along nicely.

A reader called me asking for more details about the location. When we first reported on the restaurant, all we had was an approximate location. Now that construction is happening, it’s safe to say it won’t be moving anytime soon.

Tue
08
Apr
Rachel Trott's picture

Business Briefcase: April 8, 2014

Welcome to another column, Briefcase readers. I’ve been getting a lot of emails with questions and comments about businesses in the area, which I definitely appreciate.

I equally appreciate people’s patience with my getting back to them. Sometimes I know the answer and reply within a minute, other times, the question gets put on the back burner while I wait for emails or phone calls back. (I think my worst record is maybe three weeks while I played phone tag with a company).

Nevertheless, I do always reply, so keep ’em coming.

First up is something a few of you have asked about. A CVS Pharmacy is under construction on the southwest corner of Van Buren Street and Avondale Boulevard in Avondale.

Tue
08
Apr
West Valley View's picture

Business Briefcase: March 8, 2014

 

Goodyear Ballpark gets national recognition

The Goodyear Ballpark, the spring training facility on 1933 S. Ballpark Way, was voted best place to see a spring training game in the Cactus League in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice travel poll. The recognition gives the ballpark No. 1 status in the state. Overall, the ballpark finished second nationally among Arizona and Florida ballparks in the poll.

 

Avondale names new police lieutenant

Tue
01
Apr
West Valley View's picture

Business Briefs: April 1, 2014

Goodyear bank earns Silver LEED status

Chase bank in the Estrella community in Goodyear was awarded the Silver Status in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the U.S. Green Building Council. The recognition means the bank used renewable resources to construct its building.

It is the first Chase branch in Arizona to receive the award.

Tue
01
Apr
Shane McOwen's picture

Business Briefcase: April 1, 2014

Shane McOwenHello, everybody!

It’s good to be back home after gallivanting around Spain and Ireland. I highly recommend a trip to both places.

I also recommend waterproof clothing for Ireland. Let’s just say there’s a reason everything is so green.

Tue
25
Mar
Rachel Trott's picture

Business Briefcase - March 25, 2014

Hey there, readers. Thanks for stopping by for another Business Briefcase.

First up, corrections and clarifications. It turns out neither Shane McOwen nor I am perfect, although we’re working on it, I promise.

A few weeks ago, McOwen ran an address correction for Realty ONE Group’s open house but forgot the actual date, which would make it hard to go to, right?

Tue
18
Mar
Rachel Trott's picture

Business Briefcase: March 18, 2014

Hello, friendly Briefcase readers.

As we speak, reporter Shane McOwen is kicking it in Europe, so I’ll be smiling up from the page in your driveway next week, too.

Let’s try not to be too jealous of Shane as we continue on with some more local business news in our part of the world.

First off, the much anticipated Dutch Bros. Coffee opened just west of Litchfield Road at 14160 Indian School Road on Friday with free drinks for the day.

The line wrapped all around the parking lot when I drove by on my way to work, so I’ll go out on a limb to say that the opening was a success.

According to the company’s website, Dutch Bros. Coffee is the nation’s largest, privately held drive-thru coffee company with 200 locations in Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.

Tue
18
Mar
West Valley View's picture

Business Briefs: March 18, 2014

2 W.V. ballparks nominated for best list

The Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear and Camelback Ranch in Glendale were nominated for USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Travel Award Contest in the new category Best Spring Training Facility. Votes will determine the winners. USA Today will be accepting votes until midnight March 26 at 10best.com/awards/travel/best-spring-training-facility/.

West Valley Hospital wins award

Tue
11
Mar
Shane McOwen's picture

Business Briefcase - March 11, 2014

Hello again, readers!

I know most of you are expecting Rachel Trott to be writing this week’s column. Don’t fret; she’ll be back next week. And the week after that! We’re switching it up for the time being, because it would be hard to discuss business items in the West Valley from 10,000 miles away in Europe.

Let’s get to it!

Tue
04
Mar
Shane McOwen's picture

Business Briefcase: March 4, 2014

Hello, Briefcase readers!

I hope many of you are able to catch a spring training game in the near future. Maybe you already have. If you did, don’t worry about it, I won’t snitch to your boss.

One of my younger cousins actually gets to be a bat boy for the Cleveland Indians this spring at the Goodyear Ballpark. In the spirit of professional sports, I’m still working on a proposal to trade places with him that day. I’m thinking about throwing in a month’s supply of candy, but I’m afraid he’s too old for those negotiating tactics to work.

Let’s start off with something near the Goodyear Ballpark. World of Rugs opened two weeks ago at Palm Valley Pavilions West, on the southwest corner of Litchfield and McDowell roads.

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