Hello, readers! Today is a special column for those of you who live in Goodyear – or are particularly close, because there is much to discuss!

Whether it is several different forms of health care facilities or a motorcycle sales center, today’s column will primarily remain in Goodyear. But I can’t neglect to mention the long-awaited opening of Snap Fitness in Buckeye. Anyway, here’s the news!

First, Harley-Davidson is coming. According to the city of Goodyear, Roadrunner Harley-Davidson will open by fourth quarter 2019, staffing more than 300 fulltime employees. The nearly 20,000-square-foot state-of-the-art sales and service facility is under construction near Pebble Creek Parkway and McDowell Road, off I-10, and leaves room to add an additional building, expanded parking and a Harley-Davidson riding academy for training.

Up next, Adelante Healthcare will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Located at 13471 W. Cornerstone Boulevard, Goodyear, the 7-acre, 45,000-square-foot, nonprofit, federally qualified health center is just east of Abrazo West Campus. Among its offerings are family and internal medicine; obstetrics/gynecology; family dental; behavioral health; an onsite laboratory and pharmacy; and Women, Infants and Children (WIC)/nutrition and pediatrics. Its projected capital investment is more than $4.7 million, with more than 40 fulltime positions to be filled.

Speaking of the health care industry, you may remember me reporting on Southwest Kidney Institute (SKI) last year. Well, I can now confirm its opening at 14620 W. Encanto Boulevard, Goodyear. The 16,200-square-foot medical facility has five rooms and 25 chairs expected to serve between 50 and 75 patients per day. The physician-owned private practice provides comprehensive care for kidney disease and hypertension as well as vascular access services, and partners with DaVita Inc. for dialysis services.

Also, infrastructure development is underway at Pebble Creek Marketplace, and phase one competition is estimated by fourth quarter 2019. The 25.16-acre site, at the southwest corner of Pebble Creek Parkway and McDowell Road in Goodyear, it will be subdivided into eight commercial lots with two major anchors, a minor anchor and six pads. Confirmed to be in the works are two restaurants, a convenience store and a financial institution. Though the city did not disclose specific tenants, Babbo Italian Eatery previously planned to open in the marketplace earlier this year. Additionally, the West Valley View reported last year that a Circle K and relocated Panera Bread were in the works. This is also the same marketplace where WinCo Foods has been in discussion for many years.

Also, Robson Reserve at PebbleCreek is finally opening this summer. So, the independent and assisted living luxury apartment community within PebbleCreek will host an informative event from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18. The first half hour will feature complementary beverages and pastries, while an hour-long presentation will follow. It will be at the Chianti Room at PebbleCreek’s Tuscany Falls Clubhouse, 16222 W. Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear. But seating is limited, so registration is required. For more information, call 623-535-1613 or visit

Finally, Snap Fitness is open in its new, larger location in Buckeye. At 410 E. U.S. Highway 85, on Ninth Street and Monroe Avenue, the historic 1930 building was previously a church, which was renovated and upgraded through the city’s Catalyst Program. Snap Fitness’ previous location, 827 Monroe Avenue, is closed. For more information, visit or find it on Facebook @snapfitnessbuckeye. For more information about the Catalyst Program, visit

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

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