Alamar, a 1,130-acre master-planned community north of the Sierra Estrella Mountains at Avondale and Broadway boulevards, is expected to open in late 2020. Mayor Kenn Weise, pictured, speaks at the groundbreaking. (Photo courtesy Fingerpaint)

Hello, readers! And thanks for stopping by the Briefcase. This week, I have some news. I intend to send your way as quick as possible. Once again, I don’t have much in the realm of networking, as I have a few items related to development and businesses.

As we get further on, I have a couple details about two items I discussed last week to round us out, and then I will send you on your way. So here’s the news!

First, developer Brookfield Residential LLC recently broke ground on Alamar. The 1,130-acre master-planned community, north of the Sierra Estrella Mountains at Avondale and Broadway boulevards, is expected to open in late 2020. Though entitled for up to 3,695 single-family homes, the first phase will begin with 461 home sites divided amongst five distinct neighborhoods. Also planned is a 41-acre regional community park, more than 20 acres of which are intended for a future elementary school in the Littleton district.

Moving along, Budget Mini Storage will celebrate its recent expansion and renovations with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26. The STORAGExperts property expanded by more than nine acres and remodeled its office, according to the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce website. The refreshed, 1,800-square-foot office will retail RV supplies, equipment, moving supplies, ice and more. As for the expansion, it includes more than 200 covered and 30 uncovered RV spaces; more than 350 climate-controlled and 30 drive-up units; and features such as 24-hour RV and boat access, two RV/car washes with dump station availability, RV supplies, propane and dump, and trickle charger stations. As for the open house event, there will be appetizers, raffle prices, activities and more. Budget Mini Storage is at 3970 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear. For more information, visit

Speaking of the chamber, OrangeTheory Fitness’ Litchfield location has joined as a member. In honor of its new chamber membership, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at noon Friday, May 10. OrangeTheory Fitness is at 14175 W. Indian School Road, Suite A07, Goodyear. For more information on what the gym offers or to view its studio schedule, visit

For more information on Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce-produced events, contact 623-932-2260 or

Let’s continue. Trek Bicycle Store of West Phoenix business partners Brian Abraham and Brandon van Leuven have another shop, Copper State Bike & Hike, on the way. Despite the differing name, it will still have some Trek products, van Leuven noted, though it will mainly be a demo store showcasing available biking technologies. Customers will be able to rent bikes for test riding on trails and streets, essentially allowing them to make a decision on whether or not they’d like to buy such a bike, van Leuven explained. However, customers will still have access to some services, as well as products that pertain to hiking. The Goodyear store, however, is a showroom concept that focuses on sales and service, he added. Customers in need of tune-ups or detailed services will still need to stop by that location, 13810 W. Test Drive.

Copper State will be available to show offerings at the grand opening of Estrella by Newland’s new Lucero village. That celebration is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Casa Lucero, the new home information center, will offer limited-edition canvas bags and Lucero T-shirts while supplies last. For more information or to RSVP, visit That day also coincides with the Smash Mouth-headlined sixth annual Goodyear Lakeside Music Fest, from 4 to 9:30 p.m. at the Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater.

But Copper State itself expects to officially open for demos the following day, Sunday, April 28, van Leuven said. The extent of the location details available to the West Valley View at this time are that it will be by the Estrella Star Tower. For more information on Abraham’s and van Leuven’s Trek store, visit or find it on Facebook @trekbicyclewestphoenix.

Then, the Roadrunner Harley-Davidson, which I mentioned last week should open near Pebble Creek Parkway and McDowell Road in fourth quarter 2019, will staff upward of 30 fulltime employees. It is currently under construction. For more information, visit or find it on Facebook @roadrunnerhd.

Also, the new Snap Fitness location in Buckeye, which was aided by the city’s Catalyst Program, is at 827 E. Monroe Avenue. It was formerly at 410 E. U.S. Highway 85. For more information, find it on Facebook @snapfitnessbuckeye.

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

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