Hello, readers! With so much going on in the West Valley these past few weeks, there’s only so much time to get into the details. So, with that said, today’s agenda brings with it only a few items — but many details.
I’m sure you’ve heard of plenty of other developments spanning the region, but those will have to wait until a future week. I have many on my radar, and as always, keep the suggestions coming. Here’s the news!
First, Gehan Homes and Taylor Morrison are now part of the first phase of Brookfield Residential’s master-planned Alamar community in Avondale. Shea Homes and Landsea Homes previously announced their involvement. Site grading is complete, with underground utilities currently being installed.
The community is expected to open in the latter half of 2020, with phase one consisting of 461 homesites across six distinct neighborhoods, though it is entitled for up to 3,695 single-family homes. It has been said the neighborhoods will feature an abundance of parks, trails and open space, as well as a 41-acre community park built in partnership with the city. Brookfield is also partnering with the Littleton Elementary School District to build a new K-8 school on a 21-acre site.
Alamar is on a 1,130-acre site north of the Sierra Estrella Mountains at Avondale and Broadway boulevards.
“Alamar’s first-phase builders represent the tried-and-true partnerships we have developed at Eastmark and other communities; we know they will elevate the level of quality, service, value and unique designs that homebuyers eagerly seek today in the West Valley,” said John Bradley, Brookfield Residential Arizona president.
Moving along, Booty’s Wings Burgers & Beer has opened its third West Valley location, this one at 13375 W. McDowell Road, Suite 101, Goodyear, between Litchfield and Dysart roads. This location is larger than existing Buckeye and Surprise spots, and features more beers on tap. It has 40 televisions. Booty’s features 52 homemade sauces and dry rubs, and burgers are made from premium Angus beef. Brownies are baked in house and bread is sourced daily from a local baker.
Happy hour — with discounts for beer on tap, house wine, well drinks, appetizers and specials — is all day Thursdays and Sundays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. the rest of the week. Some nights will feature live music, karaoke and trivia. For more information, visit bootyswings.com.
Nearby, Off the Hook Meat Shop is set to open at 14960 W. Indian School Road, Suite 380, on Saturday, August 10. The city’s first butcher shop, Off the Hook is at the northeast corner of Indian School Road and Wigwam Boulevard. The shop’s meats will be grass-fed, aged to a minimum of 30 days and sourced from Nebraska. It will also offer country pork and fresh chicken with no sodium, nitrates or added solutions. Beef jerky will be made on site. Other products will include sausage, bones for stock, marinades and sauces, charcoal and small- to bulk-size fresh pet products. Eventually in Off the Hook’s owners’ sights are grilling and meat-smoking classes, as well as a hometown steakhouse restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. For more information, find it on Facebook @offthehookaz.
Finally, OneAZ Credit Union and OneAZ Community Foundation will award $60,000 in community impact grants — ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 per business. Recipients must be a nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for Arizonans. Applications, and a summary of how the grant will be used, are due Sunday, August 25. Prior winners are still eligible. For more information, visit oneazcu.com/foundation.
That’s all the briefs for this week! But there’s a lot more I’m saving for next week! Thanks for reading!
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