Business Briefcase: March 15, 2017

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It’s Business Briefcase time, everyone, welcome aboard.

I wish I had some theme music to play for the opening of the column, just to give it a little sprucing up. It seems to work well for films and television shows.

Unfortunately, the powers that be haven’t perfected the Harry Potter technology (or magic, I guess) that allows such animations on the printed page.

I could look into the greeting cards that play songs when you open them, but shelling out for thousands of them is a little bit out of my price range. Plus, I don’t actually have a tune in mind, so I’d feel a bit silly sitting on a literal ton of devices to play music without anything to program into them.

Let’s just settle for the official soundtrack of the Briefcase being the crinkle of the newspaper. Now that we’ve settled that, let’s get to it.

Multiple inquiries came in this week asking about the construction underway at the southeast corner of Camelback Road and 99th Avenue in Phoenix.

The area in question will eventually be a Circle K convenience store and gas station at 9875 W. Camelback Road. No word yet on the construction timetable, but the Phoenix City Council will vote on the liquor license April 19. Considering construction is at the dirt moving phase, it’s safe to say the opening will be sometime after that.

G’s BBQ Lounge opened at 5122 N. Dysart Road, just outside Litchfield Park city limits, back in late 2016.

The menu is full of items most would expect from a barbecue joint: ribs, various cuts of meat, sandwiches — the works. However, the restaurant offers something you don’t usually see from a casual dining eatery. Live entertainment!

G’s hosts live events Thursday through Sunday of each week, such as poetry readings, comedy shows and jazz performances. If you follow the restaurant on its Facebook page, you’ll never be in the dark for what’s coming up next.

Sounds like a pretty cool joint to me!

The hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. G’s BBQ Lounge also takes reservations every day until 5 p.m.

For information, call 623-322-1200, or visit

Banner Urgent Care has announced seven new locations in Arizona, including two in the West Valley, in Avondale and Goodyear.

The Avondale Banner Urgent Care took over a vacant building at 11685 W. Van Buren St., at the western end of the commercial complex at the southwest corner of Van Buren Street and Avondale Boulevard.

To get in touch with the Avondale location, call 623-465-6420.

The Goodyear Banner Urgent Care is at 16430 W. Yuma Road. For information on that location, call 623-465-6405.

For general information on Banner Urgent Care facilities, visit

One last item of note for this week: Corporate Job Bank is celebrating a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, hosted by the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce.

I know what you’re thinking, that I forgot to take the placeholder out for “Corporate Job Bank.” The Briefcase is correct on this one, it’s a real place!

Corporate Job Bank is a staffing organization that places people in open roles for businesses, and vice versa.

The company was founded in Arizona in 1985.

For information, visit

Thanks for reading, everyone. As always, send emails full of tips, comments or questions to, or tweet the Briefcase @ShaneMcOwen.

See you all next week!


Shane McOwen can be reached at or on Twitter @ShaneMcOwen.

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