Hello, readers! As you all likely know by now, Business Briefcase is the perfect outlet for West Valley business news, whether it be that mysterious construction down on some corner, or a grand opening/unveiling, or even just networking-centric events to mingle within the business community. And there’s always something going on in the West Valley.

But while some weeks are dedicated heavily to the networking side of things, this time I have a variety of new and upcoming businesses to keep you busy. And this week I have everything from Buckeye to Goodyear and Avondale, with a phone store, a relocated shop that may come in handy if you’re gearing up for prom, and, well, let’s just get into it. Here’s the news!

First, Verizon Wireless opened a store at 1580 N. Verrado Way, Buckeye, last week. Owned and operated by Victra, the leading retailer of wireless products and services for Verizon Wireless, the store is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. There customers will find phones, accessories and support services, including Redux, which reportedly dries wet devices in less than an hour, preserving data, photos and contacts. For more information, contact 480-351-3537.

Over in Avondale, Noris Bridal relocated to North Central Plaza. The new retail store, which offers a wide array of wedding and Quinceañera gowns as well as tuxedo rentals and accessories, is 1,200 square feet and is located at 725 N. Central Avenue.

Also in Avondale, BridgeWater Assisted Living will celebrate the grand opening of an Avondale campus from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 4:30 p.m., and Solterra Senior Living President and CEO Steve Jorgenson, Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise and Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce President and CEO John Safin will be in attendance. The event will feature food, drinks, live entertainment and a raffle. Reservations are due by Friday, April 5, at 602-603-8198. As for the campus itself, it offers independent and assisted living, along with a specialized memory care neighborhood. It is located at 295 E. Van Buren Street. For more information, visit

A bit further out, Club Pilates Goodyear will hold a soft opening weekend from Thursday, April 25, through Sunday, April 28. Free 30-minute intros are being offered (though they must be scheduled in advance). Guests can enter to win a free membership, while prizes and pre-sale promotions also available through April 28. Club Pilates’ Goodyear location is at 873 S. Cotton Lane, Suite C-2. For more information, call 623-562-3344, visit or email General Manager Tina Berman at

Finally, Thompson Funeral Chapel will host a Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11. A perfect after-hours business event with plenty of networking and community, there will also be a surprise unveiling by Thompson Funeral Chapel. The chapel is located at 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

For more information on Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce-produced events such as Business After Hours or the BridgeWater Assisted Living grand opening, contact 623-932-2260 or

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

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