Business Briefcase Brakes Plus West Valley

"Brakes Plus is open in Goodyear, and the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony."

Hello, readers!

As mentioned last week, I have plenty more news this week.

Of course there will be a nonconstruction endeavor, but as what seems to be most popular are the new businesses, I’ll be sure to give you plenty of that.

Several updates are abound, as readers often inquire about Fry’s and WinCo. But that’s just a start. Here’s the news!

First on today’s agenda, over in Buckeye, the long-awaited Fry’s Marketplace at Indian School Road and Jackrabbit Trail — a popular inquiry here at the Briefcase — is still not under construction, but remains in Kroger’s plans, according to Pam Giannonatti, a spokeswoman for the company’s Fry’s Food division. No timeline has been set.

As the West Valley View previously reported, several years back Kroger delayed production on new stores that were not yet vertical to evaluate the changing grocery industry.

At the time, the company’s plans were to complete the store in late 2019, though David Roderique, economic development director, said that is now “highly unlikely.”

Next up, Brakes Plus is open in Goodyear, and the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony. That event will be from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 18. To celebrate, there will be food, drinks and specials.

As for the business, Brakes Plus is a complete auto service company that offers support with brakes, maintenance and repairs.

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Brakes Plus is at 760 N. Estrella Parkway, on the west side of Estrella Parkway, near Sherwin-Williams Paint Store and Panda Express.

Moving along, EXIT Realty — Realty Place has recruited Oxsana Burks as a new real estate sales professional. EXIT Realty — Realty Place is at 501 E. Plaza Circle, Suite P, Litchfield Park.

Back to development, speculation has been increasing that construction on WinCo Foods is underway. However, this is untrue, according to Goodyear reps. In actuality, PebbleCreek Marketplace owner and developer W.M. Grace Companies is just finishing the shopping center’s infrastructure.

Goodyear reps have confirmed four pad users are slated for the marketplace so far.

A Panera Bread to be relocated from across the street is in escrow, as is Babbo Italian Eatery, which was originally expected to open earlier this year. Panera should open first, in late 2019. And Babbo owner Ken Pollack said construction on his pad is underway, with a first quarter 2020 opening now planned.

Circle K and Sun West Credit Union are also in the works, according to city reps.

As previously covered in Business Briefcase several months back, the 25.16-acre site will be subdivided into eight commercial lots with two major anchors, a minor anchor and six pads.

PebbleCreek Marketplace is at the southwest corner of Pebble Creek Parkway and McDowell Road.

That’s all the briefs for this week! Stay tuned for next week! Thanks for reading!

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