Hello, readers! Thanks for checking back in. I caught wind of a new Tailgaters Sports Grill & Il Primo Pizza & Wings in Goodyear, but I’m still awaiting information as of print time.

So, instead, I’ll continue with some updates in Goodyear. I now have more information regarding Filiberto’s and Southwest Kidney Institute, as well as some approaching business-related events and more. Here’s the news!

First, an update on the Filiberto’s I mentioned last week. It will tentatively open late summer 2019, according to the city of Goodyear’s Economic Development Department. If you missed it, City Council recently approved a use permit for the popular Mexican food franchise in the Canyon Trails Towne Center. It will be 2,200 square feet with a 492-square-foot outdoor dining patio. It will be open 24/7. The Canyon Trails Towne Center is at the northeast corner of Yuma Road and Cotton Lane. For more information, visit

I also have an update regarding Southwest Kidney Institute. Construction will be completed by the end of September, according to the city of Goodyear’s Economic Development Department. I do not have information regarding the facility’s opening date. To bring you back up to speed on the new building I covered in March, it is at the northeast corner of Bullard Avenue and Encanto Boulevard. The building is 16,200 square feet, with 14,000 square feet going to Southwest Kidney Institute. There is still no tenant for the remaining 2,200 square feet. For more information, visit

Let’s continue. JuBEElieve Indoor Playland closed. A notice on the door from MPB Realty Services Inc., addressed to the tenants on August 16, said the premises was abandoned, constituting “a serious default under the terms” of the lease agreement. It goes on to say that the locks were subsequently changed. It was located at 965 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 114, Avondale, just west of the southwest corner of Van Buren Street and Eliseo C. Felix Jr. Way.

Changing focus to events, the next Lunch N Learn is approaching quickly and will cover how realtors and wholesalers can make more money. This free class, noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, September 13, is sponsored by Clear Cut Investments LLC’s Irene Saadeh. Lunch will be provided and door prizes will be available. It will meet at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For more information or to RSVP, call 623-932-2260 or email

A week later, DexYP’s yearlong marketing series will return with a course to prepare attendees for the upcoming holidays. The free event will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20, at the chamber office, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. It will continue a month later, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 18. Both dates feature lunch and limited seating, so RSVP or inquire about more information at 623-932-2260 or

Finally, Larry H. Miller Dealerships, Safe Kids Arizona and local first responders will celebrate National Seat Check Saturday with free, public Keys to Car Seat Safety events from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 29, at Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Avondale, 10101 W. Papago Freeway, and Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Avondale, 10055 W. Papago Freeway. Several other Larry H. Miller locations will follow suit on Saturdays October 6, October 13 and October 20. This is the fourth year of the event, which helps parents check proper car seat installation. Entertainment and refreshments will be available.

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

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