Hello, readers! If you tune in week to week, you should be anticipating another big development I mentioned next week. And that development includes two industrial projects in the Southwest Valley.
The projects will soon begin work, with an estimated completion of fourth quarter 2019. Avondale 107th is on 24 acres at 107th Avenue and Pierce Street in Avondale. Washington 83 is on 8.5 acres at the northwest corner of Washington Street and 83rd Avenue in Tolleson.
Avondale 107th is planned as a four-building, 405,656-square-foot industrial development. The first two buildings will be 81,533 square feet and feature frontage on 107th Avenue, be 28 feet in height, have truck-well and grade-level loading, and allow 200-foot truck maneuverability. The other two buildings will be 121,295 square feet and be 32 feet in height, have dock high/grade-level loading and accommodate fenced/gated security. Each building will have an office, 60-foot speed bays, an HVAC system and LED lighting.
Washington 83 will be a single, 127,885-square-foot building. It will be 32 feet in height and feature ESFR sprinklers, 35 dock-high and four grade-level doors, LED lighting and an HVAC system. Four points of ingress/egress will be on site. This property will also be built with the possibility of dividing it into four units.
“We are excited to bring two first class projects online to meet the core needs of the industrial market,” said Jason Eisenberg, president of development at Eisenberg Company.
Cushman and Wakefield represented developer Eisenberg Company in the acquisition of the two parcels. Avondale 107th was purchased from El Malon Partners, while Washington 83 was purchased from Cohen Asset Management. In addition, Nitti Construction and Butler Design Group will design and build the two developments.
“Consistent demand for highly functional industrial space remains very strong in the southwest valley submarket,” said Andy Markham, executive managing director of Cushman and Wakefield.
“The Eisenberg Company has designed and is executing on that demand with these two Class A projects.”
Moving along, have you heard of Goodyear Gold Buying? If not, you’re about to. The business does not have a storefront — it is based out of an office — so it is not comparable to a pawn shop. Rather, Goodyear Gold Buying purchases gold and silver jewelry, coins, watches, dental gold, sterling silver flatware, hollow-ware, serving pieces, coffee and tea sets, trays, bowls, candlesticks and souvenir spoons — according to its website — and likely many other such items. The business is “strictly buying and refining,” according to owner Don Lehman.
Lehman said although the business recently opened, he previously had it at another location as “Goodyear Gold Buyers” for about four years, after which he went to work for someone else. Now, however, Lehman is back in business for himself, with his new West Valley location, and slightly altered name. Lehman estimated he has been in the jewelry business for around 45 years as a store owner, wholesale sales rep, and basically “whatever you can do, that’s what I’ve done in the jewelry business.”
“My family was in the jewelry business for years and years and I just kind of followed in their footsteps,” he said.
Goodyear Gold Buying is at 15655 W. Roosevelt Street, Suite 225, in the Estrella Professional Center southwest of Roosevelt Street and Estrella Parkway. Suite 225 is on the building’s second floor. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, though Lehman will accommodate potential customers outside of that schedule if an appointment is scheduled. For more information, visit https://goodyeargoldbuying.com.
“I have a lot of experience in the jewelry business. This is basically all I’ve ever done,” Lehman said.
Finally, Club Pilates Goodyear, which opened in late April, will hold its grand-opening event from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 7. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will feature free 30-minute intro classes, membership giveaways, prizes and more. Club Pilates is located at 783 S. Cotton Lane, Suite C-2, in the Canyon Trails Towne Center north of the northeast corner of Cotton Lane and Yuma Road.
As for the chamber-sponsored event, contact 623-932-2260 or email@example.com for more information.
That’s all the briefs for this week. Thanks for reading!
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