5 West Valley View, Avondale, Arizona, Tuesday, April 17, 2012
by Rich Ott assistant editor
This column passes on West Valley business items that may not have the volume of a full story, but which are of enough interest to warrant telling you about. Instead of just carrying them around, I share them with you from my “business briefcase.”
down at the end of the month. The first is Strictlee Flowers at 15561 W. Roosevelt St., Suite 104, which is just south of Interstate 10 and west of Estrella Parkway.
Goodyear resident and owner Nicole Gomez is moving the business back into a home-based one, which is how it started, she said.
Nokes said. “There was just not enough [business] to keep on going.”
“It was a sad decision we had to make,” co-owner Dale
Bearly Stitchin opened in Goodyear four years ago after 21 years in California, where it began in the city of Big Bear, Nokes said. Nokes began as an employee in California and then when the business moved, she became a partner with fellow owners Chris and Jack Basham. “We’ve had a lot of years in business, that is why it is
short lived, as Gomez opened Feb. 1. Last day of operation will be April 29. The second is Bearly Stitchin at 14270 W. Indian School Road, Suite C9, which is on the northwest corner of Indian School and Litchfield roads.
The florist’s storefront was
Happy springtime, everyone, let’s hop to it. We’ll begin with two Goodyear businesses set to close
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he hopes to make the move in June. The restaurant is currently open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Five Dance Academy. The 21-year-old troupe opened at 3135 N. Dysart Road in Avondale, which is on the northeast corner of Dysart and Thomas roads, on April 2.
One business that recently completed a move is Take
The new facility is 10,000 square feet and has several dance rooms, a music room and two lobby areas, as well as plenty of bathrooms and a study/work area with free WiFi.
The dance company had been at 14130 W. McDowell Road in Goodyear, but left that site March 31. Take Five offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics, music and voice lessons. Visit its website for hours and schedules at takefivedance.com
. Here are some quick hits to close this week’s column:
• Plans are going through the city of Goodyear right now for a new Carl’s Jr. in Canyon Trails Town
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Center, on the northeast corner of Cotton Lane and Yuma Road. • Tenant improvement plans were approved for Gigino’s Wine Bar in the Estrella Crossing Business Park, which is on the northwest corner of Estrella Parkway and MC85. • And in case you don’t read the entire paper from
cover to cover, here are two openings that the View had feature stories on recently: Gangplank is open at 525 N. Central Ave. in Avondale. It’s an organization that provides learning and networking opportunities for small businesses as well as activities for youths, musicians and artists; and an $11.2 million facility opened on Luke Air Force Base in Glendale dubbed the Naval Operational Support Center, a facility used to provide operational support for training and administrative services to Navy Reserve units. And now you know what I know.
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so sad,” Nokes said of closing. “It was a hard decision to make, but we made it.” Now the store is in its clearance phase. “We will be selling everything in the store from wall to wall,” she said.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Let’s counter those closures with an opening. CODI Clothing is open at 9820 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Phoenix, which is on the northeast corner of Lower Buckeye and 99th Avenue. That’s the spot where Fashion Bug closed down in January, so it wasn’t empty for long.
The store sells tons of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, accessories and apparel, as well as jewelry, shoes, backpacks and hats.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Moving on, this Goodyear business hopes to be doing just that soon. Dino’s Greek and Italian Grill at 14960 W. Indian School Road, Suite 380, in Goodyear, which is on the northeast corner of Indian School and Wigwam Boulevard, is looking to move into the former Streets of New York at 1550 N. Dysart Road, Suite B8, in Goodyear, which is on the southwest corner of Dysart and McDowell roads. That space has been vacated since Streets of New York closed March 7, 2010. Dino’s owner, Peter Katsaros, told Mr. Briefcase
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