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Hello, readers! We have an eventful week and a regular Goodyear City Council meeting yielded quite a few results – some of them long-awaited. There’s also a new Music & Arts.

But outside of Goodyear, business is booming, too, with developments regarding boba shop Teacup and the Immersive Teaching STEAM Academy in Litchfield Park. A new location for the popular locally owned and operated Bosa Donuts is coming east of Luke Air Force Base; but that’s just scratching the surface. I have the details below!

First, Goodyear City Council approved the final plat for Pebble Creek Marketplace, at the southwest corner of Pebble Creek Parkway and McDowell Road, on August 20. Pebble Creek Marketplace is the future site of the Babbo Italian Eatery I mentioned last week.

I’d be remiss if I neglected to mention WinCo Foods, though there’s not much in the way of updates, unfortunately. I recently spoke with the city’s Economic Development Department, who informed me there is no word yet on the long-awaited WinCo, which would be located at Pebble Creek Marketplace.

What I can tell you, though, is that council’s action means the new Circle K and Panera Bread (to be relocated from across the street) will progress. No word yet on the timeline for those two, though Babbo anticipates its own early 2019 opening. (See West Valley View’s July 4 story “Babbo Italian Eatery coming to Goodyear in 2019” and August 22 Business Briefcase column.)

At that same council meeting, a use permit was approved for a future drive-through restaurant in the Canyon Trails Towne Center, at the northeast corner of Cotton Lane and Yuma Road. I have not yet heard back as to what will occupy the space.

In other recent news, Teacup is new to Litchfield Park. It is located at 13000 W. Indian School Road, Unit A-14, at the northeast corner of Indian School and Dysart roads. The new family-owned boba shop offers drinks like the strawberry matcha latte, milk tea, Thai tea, mangonada and the interestingly named avalanche and Oreo chocolate goodness. Some offerings are via partnerships with local companies Beetanical and Press Coffee. For more information, visit teacupboba.com or facebook.com/teacupboba – or just stop in. Keep an eye out for a feature story on Teacup in a future issue of West Valley View.

Keeping on the subject of Litchfield Park, CWS AZ LLC bought a 2,500-square-foot retail property from Fineline Properties LLC for $355,000. Located at 13331 W. Indian School Road, the property used to be Deja V’you Consignment. CWS AZ LLC owner Raman Khurana said it will now belong to Immersive Teaching STEAM Academy (ITSA), an organization of which he is executive director. STEAM fields are science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. ITSA’s current location is in Goodyear. I am awaiting confirmation regarding a potential upcoming grand opening.

Back in Goodyear, Music & Arts opened earlier this month at The Market at Estrella Falls. Music & Arts is located at 2025 N. Pebble Creek Parkway, Suites A05 and A06, at the southeast corner of Pebble Creek Parkway and Monte Vista Road. For more information, visit stores.musicarts.com/goodyear. Check back for a story soon in the West Valley View.

Moving along, a new BoSa Donuts is coming soon! It will be at the northeast corner of Glendale Avenue and Litchfield Road, in a former Jack in the Box just east of Luke Air Force Base. A representative for the locally owned and operated donut shop said it plans to open in September. Coffee, smoothies, bagels, croissants, muffins, sandwiches and, of course, donuts… this one is sure to be an exciting launch for early risers. BoSa Donuts has a variety of other locations spanning Phoenix to Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek and Casa Grande. For more information, visit bosadonutsaz.com.

Changing subjects, the deadline to submit nominations for WESTMARC’s 26th annual Best of the West Awards Dinner is 9 p.m. Friday, August 31. The nomination fee is $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers. Individuals can be nominated in the Economic Engine, Quality of Life Enhancement and Excellence in Innovation awards categories.

As far as the event, it will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, November 15, at University of Phoenix Stadium. The first hour and a half is dedicated to registration and a silent auction, with the program and dinner from 7 p.m. onward. Tables cost $2,000 for members and $2,500 for nonmembers, while individual seats cost $250 for members and $300 for nonmembers. Sponsorships are available from $3,500 to $25,000. For more info on the nomination process or the event, or to register, visit westmarc.org/bow18.

Finally, several Earnhardt Auto Centers in the West Valley are collecting new and gently used bicycles throughout the month of September. The collections come through 2018 Recycle Your Bicycle campaign, which started August 27. Earnhardt locations of interest to West Valley View readers are Earnhardt Honda, 10151 W. Papago Freeway, Avondale; Earnhardt Hyundai Avondale, 10401 W. Papago Freeway, Avondale; Rodeo Ford, 13680 W. Test Drive, Goodyear; and Rodeo Kia, 10685 W. Papago Freeway, Avondale.

The Recycle Your Bicycle campaign is developed by The Arizona Association for Foster & Adoptive Parents (AZAFAP), and often partners with Earnhardt Auto Centers and ABC15. The campaign is intended to help children in foster care, and AZAFAP will distribute the bicycles during the winter holiday season.

As part of the campaign, ABC15 will also host a phone bank to collect cash donations for bicycle supplies from 9 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 12. Then, ABC15 will encourage bicycle donations live from Earnhardt Rodeo Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Queen Creek from 11 a.m. to noon and Earnhardt Ford in Chandler from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 21.

That’s all the briefs for this week! Other businesses and requests are still in the works, so I will keep you posted regarding requests concerning Tailgaters, Dunkin’ Donuts and more. Thanks for reading!

Have an item for Business Briefcase? Email Connor Dziawura at cdziawura@timespublications.com.