Hello, readers! Welcome back to Business Briefcase, the column for all your West Valley business needs. From new businesses to construction, acquisitions, networking and even closings, there’s always something going on in Glendale.
This week I figure I should give you notice that there will be a lapse in the Briefcase for next week. After that hiatus, however, the column will be back with more great happenings. In the meantime, let’s get into some new businesses and more. Here’s the news!
First up, you may recall my mention of Mijana West from earlier this year. Well, it is open for those who have not yet stopped by. If you have not yet heard of it, Mijana West is a spin-off of the Tempe-based Mijana Grill, billed as “Authentic Lebanese at Its Best.” For more information, visit mijanaonline.com. The Tempe one is at 1290 N. Scottsdale Road, northwest of Scottsdale and Curry roads. Mijana West is at 5686 W. Bell Road, northeast of Bell Road and 59th Avenue. For more information on Mijana West, find it on Facebook @mijana-west-1001320473383998.
Moving along, have you given Black Rock Coffee Bar a shot yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Coffee and caffeine fanatics on a quest to find an alternative to massive brands may want to look into the growing Black Rock. This one seems especially popular in Oregon and Washington, where most of its locations are, but it is now growing in stature in California, Colorado, Nevada, Idaho and Arizona. Keeping in line with that growth, Black Rock recently opened at 6805 W. Bell Road. For more information, visit br.coffee or find it on Facebook @blackrockaz. A store with coffee, apparel and more is even available online.
Next up, we haven’t covered a food truck here yet, have we? Well, if not, why not start now? Tacos al Pastor advertises its spot as 6604 W. Olive Avenue, at the northeast corner of 67th and Olive avenues. It offers a variety of bites, from tacos to burritos, nachos, quesadillas and more. And despite being new, this Mexican food truck must be popping, as it’s already looking to expand elsewhere, according to a recent Facebook post. For more information, or just to see what the hubbub is about, find it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @tacosalpastoraz.
And finally, the new Arizona Christian University campus, on the former Thunderbird campus, is gearing up for an open house event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. The event will feature networking; tours of the meeting, event and hotel spaces; and raffles. The Arizona Christina University Hotel and Conference Center is at 5815 W. Greenway Road. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2LzuOXV, or contact Shana Van Atta at 602-978-7462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s all the briefs for this week. Thanks for reading!