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Rendering of The Hub at Goodyear, a 790,980-square-foot spec building near the southeast corner of Van Buren Street and Bullard Avenue. LGE Design Build and Clarius Partners LLC recently broke ground on the project. (Photo courtesy Evolve PR and Marketing)

West Valley View Managing Editor

Hello, readers! Are you ready to get Briefed? Let’s get this show on the road!

This week has quite the array of information. From heavy hitters such as a new industrial speculative project in Goodyear, to an Allstate insurance agency (with a twist), another insurance agent recognized for his experience in dealing with customers, and a Tolleson-based farmers market with plenty of vendors promoting locally produced and crafted goods, here’s the news!

First, LGE Design Build and Clarius Partners LLC recently broke ground on The Hub at Goodyear, a 790,980-square-foot spec building at 305 S. Bullard Avenue, near the southeast corner of Van Buren Street and Bullard Avenue. Its design accommodates 40-foot clear height ceilings, 190-foot truck courts, 144 dock-high and four grade-level doors, full moment frame bracing, 65-foot speed bays, a reinforced concrete slab, R-38 roof insulation, heavy power, energy-efficient clear-story windows, and a gated loading area with 181 trailer and 420 auto parking spaces, with room for growth. It was built with the intent of meeting warehouse and e-commerce demand. JLL will serve as the project’s exclusive leasing broker. The 43-acre site on which The Hub resides is zoned I-1 (industrial), is Foreign Trade Zone capable, and is within an opportunity zone.

Then, you may remember the 35,000-square-foot Urban Air trampoline and adventure park I mentioned a couple weeks back. It now has an opening date: Saturday, April 6. It will be located at 15305 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear, at the southeast corner of McDowell Road and Estrella Parkway. For more information, visit urbanairtrampolinepark.com or call 602-663-9340.

The following week, at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, Allstate’s Carlos Rosales Agency will celebrate its grand opening. Through the Operation Kidsafe program, this insurance agency is also an amber alert child safety center. Refreshments will be served, and free, private year-round amber alert ready safety forms and tips will be provided. It is located at 1457 N. Eliseo Felix Jr. Way, Suite 101, Avondale. For more information on the Allstate agency, call 602-493-8593 or email carlosrosales@allstate.com. This is a Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce-produced event, so for questions regarding the grand opening, call 623-932-2260 or email info@southwestvalleychamber.org.

On to something else, Kurt Bojarski, an American Family Insurance agency owner at 700 N. Estrella Parkway, Suite 200, Goodyear, was recently recognized by the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. Bojarski received the designation after an evaluation process, which includes a customer satisfaction survey. Bojarski has been with American Family Insurance for 31 years.

“An extraordinary customer experience is a top priority at American Family and our agency owners are a critical part of accomplishing that,” said Ann Hamilton, American Family Insurance customer experience vice president. “The select group of agency owners who have attained the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification have, according to their customers, consistently provided that outstanding service that is a differentiator for us among insurance providers.”

Finally, the Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain will hold a free AAEM Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, in the empty lot next to the school, 2504 S. 91st Avenue, Tolleson. Enter from Lower Buckeye Road. In addition to local vendors, there will be produce and food, arts and crafts, and music. The farmers market will be based around local, homemade, home-grown goods. Cash, debit/credit and EBT accepted.

That’s all the briefs for this week. Thanks for reading!

Have an item for Business Briefcase? Email Connor Dziawura at cdziawura@timespublications.com.

 

Rendering of The Hub at Goodyear, a 790,980-square-foot spec building near the southeast corner of Van Buren Street and Bullard Avenue. LGE Design Build and Clarius Partners LLC recently broke ground on the project. (Photo courtesy Evolve PR and Marketing)