Planet Fitness

The Planet Fitness southeast of Yuma and Watson roads sold for $3.65 million

Hello, readers! This week is jam-packed with items to discuss, from openings in Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Laveen and Tolleson, all the way over to a property sale in Buckeye and an event in Litchfield Park — essentially the West Valley View’s entire circulation area and then some! So I’ll waste no time letting you in on the details. Here’s the news!

First, Little Star Pediatrics is now open in Avondale. Led by Ameeta Chowdhary, the practice provides services ranging from well-child checks and immunizations to diagnoses and treatments for acute and chronic illnesses. Little Star Pediatrics is located at 10575 W. Indian School Road, Suite E-103, on the southeast side of 107th Avenue and Indian School Road. For more information, call 480-747-0045 or visit

Over in Buckeye, a new Cricket Wireless has opened. The store, operated by Mas Wireless LLC, is at 712 E. Monroe Avenue, Suite B, northeast of Seventh Street and MC85. It is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. A bit further out, a grand opening event is set for Friday, October 25. The event will feature music, food, pumpkin giveaways and more. For more information, visit

Speaking of Buckeye, a limited liability company sold the Planet Fitness at 1341 S. Watson Road, southeast of Yuma and Watson roads, for $3.65 million, according to commercial real-estate investment services firm Marcus & Millichap. The tenant of the 20,091-square-foot double net-leased property is the largest Planet Fitness franchisee, operating more than 120 locations. The tenant just signed a 15-year lease. For more information on Planet Fitness, visit

Now, let’s revisit a regular here at the Briefcase. Taco Redempcion, which faced some delays, is finally open in Goodyear. The fast-casual, family-friendly Mexican food restaurant is at 560 N. Estrella Parkway, Suite 12, near the southwest corner of Estrella Parkway and Van Buren Street, south of I-10.

Its menu boasts dine-in and take-out offerings such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tostadas, enchiladas, ensaladas and more, such as kids’ options, sweets like churros and mudslides, and drinks like horchata. Delivery through Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash is coming soon. Catering through ezCater will be available in November.

Taco Redempcion is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit or find it on Facebook @tacoredempcion.

Let’s head down to Laveen for a moment. Charlie Mae’s Soul Food opened late last month at the southeast corner of Southern and 51st avenues. Co-founded by Marcus Moody of Avondale, specialties at this down-home comfort food spot include fried chicken, smoked pork chops, catfish ribs, meatloaf shrimp, collard greens, yams, black-eyed peas, fried cabbage, fried okra, desserts, macaroni and cheese and more.

As for Litchfield Park, Noelck & Associates Dentistry plans to thank the military with free dentistry for a day. Noelck & Associates will participate in Freedom Day USA Thursday, October  10, through which it will offer military members and their immediate families as well as veterans free exams and X-rays and limited cleanings and treatments. This is the Litchfield Park dental practice’s first time participating. Noelck & Associates is at 551 E. Plaza Circle, southwest of Dysart and Indian School roads. For more information, visit

Finally, CBD American Shaman opened a location in Tolleson. The shop sells hemp oil and CBD, or cannabidiol. Its products contain less than the legal limit of 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, according to its website (THC-free options are available, too). Because of this, the products — which are said to not produce a “high” — are legal to purchase in and ship to all 50 states. The products, which people believe provide various health benefits, come in a variety of flavors, scents, strengths and sizes. Products range from oils to topical creams, body lotions, sweets, bath bombs and even pet products. But that’s just a brief look. For more information on CBD American Shaman or exactly what its products are and do, visit (customers must be at least 18 years old). CBD American Shaman is at 9550 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 20, between 95th and 96th avenues.

That’s all the briefs for this week! Stay tuned, as I already have more Avondale, Buckeye and Goodyear in the works. Thanks for reading!

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