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Business Briefcase - May 24, 2017

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Welcome to the Business Briefcase, readers. Glad to have you aboard.

This week’s edition will serve in memoriam to a West Valley landmark: the Phoenix Trotting Park.

I’m sure by now everyone is familiar with last week’s story on the upcoming demolition of the trotting park by reporter Glenn Gullickson. If not, I’ll give a quick summary. The Phoenix Trotting Park, near Loop 303 and Interstate 10 in Goodyear, is set to be demolished by the end of this year.

Back when I was a youngster from West Phoenix, the trotting park was the juvenile representation of the halfway point to California. Obviously, that’s a bit off — your Briefcase host has a much better understanding of geography these days. Between that, and the gigantic plywood baby, there wasn’t much to see before you hit the windmills of Palm Springs.

We’ll say goodbye this year, but won’t likely see anything like it again. It’s not often, anyway, that a building can remain vacant and in place for 50 years.

Here are this week’s other business news items.

We’ll start with some clarification.

Jersey Mike’s Subs was listed in last week’s edition, in Avondale at 10321 W. McDowell Road.

The address is correct, but that area actually goes by Park 10, not Gateway Village. Gateway Village is east of there.

There are a few new business announcements for the aforementioned Park 10 center. Starbucks and Rubio’s Mexican Grill are both slated to open at the complex sometime this summer. The Briefcase will give more concrete dates once those become available.

Sukie’s Bridal will eventually have a new home in Goodyear in the coming months, south of Roosevelt Street, east of Estrella Parkway.

The building is currently under construction, and will have additional pads for lease.

Sukie’s is currently located at 2025 N. Pebblecreek Parkway, Suite A8, next to Petco.

Marketplace Collaborative is celebrating its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon June 2 at its location in Goodyear, 13735 W. Auto Drive, Suite 112.

Marketplace Collaborative was launched earlier this month, and offers a coworking space for individuals looking to work independently, but in a friendly, positive atmosphere.

Coworking may seem like a fancy business insider term, but the concept has caught on over the last decade, and offers rented work spaces for work-from-home professionals, independent contractors, or frequent travelers who don’t necessarily have the need for a “home base,” among others.

On its website, Marketplace Collaborative says it believes that working with other like-minded people helps everyone succeed, and working with a “work family” can help everyone grow and achieve their goals.

Marketplace Collaborative offers various space rentals, from a one-day desk pass to annual contracts for private office spaces. All options can be found online at marketplacecollaborative.com.

The space is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For information, email info@marketplacecollaborative.com or call 858-525-2498.

That’s all for this week, folks.

I have some pretty big items on the burners now, hopefully ready for next week once I can confirm a few pieces of information. Stay tuned!

Feel free to contact the Business Briefcase via email at smcowen@westvalleyview.com or through Twitter @ShaneMcOwen.

I hope everyone has a great week. Until next time, take care.

 

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



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