Culver’s

A Culver’s is coming soon to Goodyear.

Food and health care continue to grow at a fast pace in the West Valley, fueling the new business scene.

Culver’s Goodyear is almost ready to start serving, with an opening date planned for Monday, July 27, according to owner Greg Landon.

He broke ground in mid-January at 130 N. Estrella Parkway, just south of Van Buren Street. 

The 6,314-square-foot building is billed as “the largest Culver’s west of the Mississippi.”

Landon was a  Culver’s franchisee in Wisconsin and Illinois before coming to Arizona for the good life. He promptly launched a Culver’s in Avondale in 2012 and Buckeye in 2016. 

Landon, who owns a home in Estrella Mountain Ranch, said Goodyear “is becoming the economic center of the West Valley.”

He landed a spot in Goodyear near the city’s new recreation campus.

For the uninitiated, Culver’s is known for “ButterBurgers,” fresh frozen custard and Wisconsin cheese curds.

According to the Goodyear Economic Development Department, Estrella Women’s Health Center, an OB-GYN practice at Estrella Parkway and Interstate 10, is moving to 35 N. Estrella Parkway, 1 mile south of its current location.

The 11,080-square-foot building will be three times larger. It is currently under construction in the up-and-coming residential and retail districts of Centerra and Hudson Commons.

“We will have one side of the building dedicated to midwifery patients, while the other side is regular OB-GYN,” said Justin D. Wood, the practice administrator.

The extra space will enable the office to expand from a doctor, a nurse practitioner and a midwife to two doctors, three nurse practitioners (or physician assistants) and four midwives. It also will accommodate 17 hourly staff members—front office, medical assistants and ultrasound techs—up from nine at the existing location.

The women’s center has operated in Goodyear for five years. According to Wood, it chose to expand close by because the area is growing and will need more OB-GYNs. The move is scheduled for Nov. 6.

Meanwhile, the current location is offering telemedicine appointments.

For more information, visit estrellawomenshealthcenter.com or call 623-846-7558.

Entrepreneur alert: The InnovationHub at Goodyear presents “a free inspiring space where inventors, problem solvers, entrepreneurs and small businesses can collaborate, network, expand on their ideas and receive one-on-one mentoring.”

A meeting room with Wi-Fi is available in the Goodyear Library, 14455 Van Buren Street.

The hub also offers Small Business Startup School starting in August.

Due to social distancing protocols, class sizes are limited to the first 10 people to RSVP for each series.

For more information on the class and/or mentoring, email darah.mann@goodyearaz.gov or call 623-882-7958.