Business Briefcase

Hello, readers! I can’t believe we’re already one month into the new year. As the weeks roll on and the weather is already ramping up, the iron is still hot for local business.

On this week’s agenda, I have more developments in Goodyear, but I also have a few noteworthy mentions in Avondale and Litchfield Park. Whether you’re looking for a taste of Michigan, or maybe a popular roast beef fast-food chain, or you need work done on your car, there should be something here for everyone. Here’s the news!

First, Motor City Coney is open at 1473 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, east of Dysart Road and between I-10 and Van Buren Street. With an authentic Detroit atmosphere and cuisine, the new casual restaurant, which caters sit-down and to-go orders, offers Detroit staples, from coney dogs to Better Made potato chips and Faygo. Also available are other popular American eats like burgers, tater tots and grilled cheese – but that’s just scratching the surface. For more information, visit Get more details about the restaurant in the February 6 issue.

In less fortunate news, Manny’s Fine Mexican Restaurant, also in Avondale, has closed. It was at 12345 W. Indian School Road, near the southwest corner of Indian School and El Mirage roads. I called the phone number listed on the former restaurant’s website, and it appears to have been disconnected. City officials did not have additional information about the closure.

Moving along, Unlimited Collision & RV, which offers restorative and custom paint work, recently opened at 6030 N. Litchfield Road, Suite 2, after relocating from 75th and Northern avenues in Peoria.

Though the physical address is listed as Glendale, owner Patricia Gorges told the West Valley View their mailing address shows as the nearby Litchfield Park. Either way, it’s within close proximity to Litchfield Park, Glendale and Luke Air Force Base.

The new building is 20,000 square feet. Gorges said the “brand new” location is on 4.5 acres, a significant upgrade from the previous location, which she estimated at 2.5 acres. The reason for the move, she said, is more room was needed. Especially notable this time around, she added, is a “state-of-the-art paint booth.”

“We have a bigger paint booth,” she explained. “This one here has four stalls in it, so we can paint four vehicles or four small RVs at the same time. We’ve got a pretty big facility.”

For more information, visit

Next, Navy Federal Credit Union purchased a 54,993-square-foot space at The Market at Estrella Falls for $1.05 million, according to information provided by NAI Horizons. The space is located at 1600 N. Pebble Creek Parkway, Goodyear, and near the northeast corner of Pebble Creek Parkway and McDowell Road. CBRE represented The Market at Estrella Falls, while NAI Horizon represented Navy Federal Credit Union.

Moving along, if you live in or have passed through Goodyear recently, you may have noticed the Arby’s at 442 N. Litchfield Road, or the northwest corner of Celebrate Life Way and Litchfield Road, is closed for renovations. Craig Eckhardt, the project’s general contractor, called it a “complete exterior architectural makeover,” along with dining area and restroom improvements and new kitchen equipment – effectively making it a “brand-new looking place.” He estimated the drive-thru could reopen in as soon as the next few weeks, with the dining room following sometime after, though more exact details were not available. Representatives for Arby’s have not yet responded to the West Valley View’s request for comment. For more information on the company, visit

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

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