Chips and Salsa

"Taco Redempcion will have a fast-casual, family-friendly atmosphere, and carry an array of options representing different regions."

Hello, readers! This one’s sure to get off to a strong start, but it may leave you a bit hungry. My apologies, if that’s the case.

You may recall me discussing Taco Redempcion late last year. Well, according to the city of Goodyear’s economic development department, it is now slated for a May opening.

Owner Tina Beatty previously told the West Valley View that Taco Redempcion will have a fast-casual, family-friendly atmosphere, and carry an array of options representing different regions. Among food choices are street, rolled, regular and crispy tacos; burritos; quesadillas; ensaladas; tostadas; enchiladas; churros with various fillings; and handmade horchata and Jamaica, or hibiscus tea. There will also be a limited breakfast menu, weekly pastries, and other sweets such as the “Mudslide,” which is frozen chocolate yogurt topped with cinnamon sugar chips, whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Interested patrons can also “mix it up” and pick protein and toppings to go on a French fries, baked potato, fresh tortilla chips or baked sweet potato base. Low-fat, vegetarian choices will be available. Guests can dine inside or order to go.

Taco Redempcion is slated to open 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, find @tacoredempcion on social media, or visit tacoredempcion.com.

Alright, let’s switch over to the health care industry.

In fact, I have another update from late last year. Developer PMB also expects to complete the adaptive reuse project regarding the transformation of the former Dickinson Palm Valley 14 cinema into the Palm Valley Medical Center next month. Already 90% pre-leased, the former 50,000-square-foot cinema is near Abrazo West Campus.

At 1325 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, southeast of Litchfield and McDowell roads, the Palm Valley Medical Center is expected to expand Abrazo’s wound care program and provide outpatient services such as imaging, multi-specialty care, internal medicine, pain management, wound care and physical therapy.

In terms of design, PMB will create open spaces by retaining the former theater’s 12-foot-wide common hallways and 22-foot-high ceilings. The building’s entrance will also have been reworked.

Now, let’s get on with some chamber events.

First, Lunch N Learn at noon Monday, April 29, will focus on “Public Speaking for the Terrified.” In an effort to help locals get more comfortable being in front of the crowd, The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group’s Sean Buvala will present fun, nonthreatening, easy story games and share tips for confidence. This free workshop will be held at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce office, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For more information, contact the chamber at 623-932-2260 or info@southwestvalleychamber.org or Buvala at 623-341-7093 or staff@smalltoothdog.com.

Then, the following week, Lunch N Learn will focus on saving taxes for businesses. Presenters Mary Cavanaugh-Marsh, Edward Jones and Steve Herman of Fiduciary Advisors Ltd will discuss employer-sponsored retirement plans. Also free to attend, this one is at noon Tuesday, May 7, at the chamber office, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Lunch will be provided. Reservations are required. For more information, contact the chamber at 623-932-2260 or info@southwestvalleychamber.org.

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

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