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"Taco Redempcion owner Tina Beatty said she is “confident” her new fast-casual, family-friendly Mexican food restaurant will open in the next few weeks."

Hello, readers! I’m just going to go straight ahead and let you know this week, and even next, are packed with business news. With so much great development and construction underway in the West Valley, there’s much to address. This week, it ranges all the way from West Phoenix to way out in Buckeye.

And don’t worry; for those interested, I will include other business-related news for good measure. But let’s get into it. Let’s start with that Phoenix business I noted. Here’s the news!

First, PT Pho Express opened a location at 2632 S. 83rd Avenue, Suite 112. Technically in Phoenix, yes, but this is just a bit east of Tolleson. (A Buckeye location is also marked as “coming soon” on its website, and I hope to have more information in the future.) The popular, growing, Valleywide Vietnamese eatery boasts offerings like spring rolls, crispy rolls, burritos, salads, bánh mì and, of course, pho. But that’s just a start. Check it out sometime. For more information, visit or find it on Facebook @ptpho83rd.

Next up, there’s not much here in the way of details, but a reader inquired about Amazon. According to this reader, the company is rumored to be moving its air freight operation — Amazon Air — from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Phoenix Goodyear Airport. City reps, however, said they are not aware of such rumors. As of print time, the company has not responded to the West Valley View’s inquiry.

Moving along, much discussion has surrounded Home2 Suites by Hilton in Buckeye. Well, the company recently announced its “topping off,” or the installation of the final beam of the structural framework and roof. Still slated to open in December at 955 S. Watson Road, south of I-10, the four-story, 90-suite hotel is near Sundance Towne Center.

Upon completion, Hilton’s Buckeye hotel suites will feature fully equipped kitchens, modular furniture, complimentary internet, communal spaces, and amenities like a combined laundry and fitness area, a market for grab-and-go items, and complimentary breakfast. Customer loyalty program Hilton Honors will be valid, too. For more information on Home2 Suites by Hilton, visit or

In other business news, Powers-Leavitt Insurance Agency received Leavitt Group’s Agency Excellence Award, and was commended for its growth, profitability and customer service. Local co-owner Charlene Powers accepted the award at an annual conference in Las Vegas.

“We are honored to receive this award and are pleased to provide our clients with value added services and resources,” Powers said. “We continue to look for ways to enhance our value to those we serve.”

For more information about Leavitt Group, please visit

Finally, unfortunately there isn’t specific confirmation yet, but it’s at least worth mentioning that Taco Redempcion owner Tina Beatty said she is “confident” her new fast-casual, family-friendly Mexican food restaurant will open in the next few weeks. Originally slated to open in February, the Goodyear eatery hit a snag in construction, she said. I’ll keep you posted, readers, on official date confirmation.

As previously covered in Business Briefcase, Beatty’s restaurant will include dine-in and carry-out options ranging from different types of tacos to burritos, quesadillas, tostadas, enchiladas, churros and more, as well as low-fat and vegetarian options. Taco Redempcion is at 560 N. Estrella Parkway, Suite 12, near the southwest corner of Estrella Parkway and Van Buren Street, south of I-10. For more information, visit or find it on Facebook @tacoredempcion.

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

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