Business Briefcase - May 17, 2017

Welcome to the Business Briefcase, everyone, glad to have you aboard.

First off, I’d like to extend a big congratulations to all of the students graduating this month. So here it is: congrats!

I’m sure it felt like it took forever to get here for college and high school students alike, but I assure you, it was the proper amount of time. It only moves at one speed, unless you’re a VCR (sorry, a digital recorder these days), or in line at Disneyland.

Welcome to the “real” world now. Maybe someday soon, some of you eager beavers with entrepreneurial interests will be featured in the Business Briefcase. If that’s the case, I’m sure my inspiring graduation message was only part of the reason for some of you starting your own businesses. I’ll only take partial credit, don’t worry.

Let’s get to it.

Jersey Mike’s Subs opened today in Avondale, 10321 W. McDowell Road. It’s the newest eatery to arrive at the Gateway Village shopping center, joining the ranks of Blaze Pizza, Tokyo Joe’s, Potbelly, Cafe Zupas, The Habit Burger Grill and Jack in the Box.

Jersey Mike’s began in 1956 in Point Pleasant, N.J., as Mike’s Subs. It specializes in premium meats and cheeses sliced on the spot, and topped with fresh vegetables and “the juice,” a mix of red wine vinegar and olive oil.

It’s the second Jersey Mike’s in the West Valley, with the other location in Goodyear.

This particular restaurant is celebrating its grand opening with a free sub fundraiser. There are 7,500 coupons in circulation offering a free regular sandwich for a minimum $2 contribution to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Jersey Mike’s is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

For information, visit or call 623-907-8111.

A Cricket Wireless Authorized Retailer is now open at 960 S. Sarival Ave., Suite 108, in Goodyear.

Cricket Wireless offers various cellular plans and devices, and has a few retailers scattered around the West Valley.

This Cricket opened May 10, but is planning on having a grand-opening celebration in June. Check back in a future Business Briefcase column for more details, once they become available.

The store’s hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information, call 623-332-5016.

Here’s a tidbit of information that is well past due. DHI Title Agency moved to its new location in January, 503 E. Plaza Circle, Suite D, near the border of Litchfield Park.

It’s a full service title and escrow agency, and has been serving the West Valley for some time now.

DHI will also be celebrating a ribbon cutting in the near future with the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, date to be determined.

The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For information, visit or call 623-900-4960.

That’s all for this week, folks. Thanks for reading.

If anyone is interested in additional information, or has a question he'd like to be looked into, email the Briefcase at or send a note on Twitter @ShaneMcOwen.

One last note, be sure to check out the full list of food drive locations on Page 13. Every bit helps.

Have a great week, everyone.


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


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