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Freedom Financial Funds recently closed a bridge loan for $8.78 million to fund the acquisition and repositioning of an 81,000-square-foot neighborhood shopping center in Glendale.

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The Black Box, a quarterly subscription service that provides a direct path to Black-owned business, has partnered with EPIX for the launch of the second season of “Godfather of Harlem,” which premiered April 18.

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Daum Commercial Real Estate Services recently directed the acquisition of a 9,500-square-foot industrial property in Glendale on behalf of the buyer, American Roofing & Waterproofing.

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Glen91, a 296-unit, gated luxury apartment complex, broke ground on a 10-acre parcel along Glendale Avenue between 91st and 89th avenues in Glendale.

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Menke Funeral & Cremation Center has been accepted for membership in the Order of the Golden Rule, a trade association representing hundreds of independently owned and operated funeral homes around the world.

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The 70-year-old California-based ice cream and burger franchise Fosters Freeze is coming to Glendale.

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The family-owned and -operated business Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair is celebrating its 30th year in business, and CEO Howard Fleischmann is doing so by donating to a local animal shelter.

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Hello, and welcome back to Business Briefcase! We’ll cover restaurant news as well as a few business events in this week’s paper. Have questions for us? Want to know what’s going up on your corner? Here something exciting is coming to town? Email us at

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Fast-casual chain Portillo’s will host a grand opening for its new Glendale restaurant, in front of Arrowhead Towne Center, on April 27. 

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Spencer’s TV & Appliance will move its headquarters to the Akimel Gateway project at the southwest corner of the Loop 202 and 40th Street in January.

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Whitney Bromberg Hawkings was working for fashion designer Tom Ford when she became frustrated with the cost and inconsistency of the flowers she was buying and sending. 

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The first month of 2021 saw 293 MLS listing sales close in Glendale and 289 in Peoria. Today there are 117 active and available listings (not counting properties already under contract or pending close of escrow) in MLS in Glendale and 103 in Peoria. That’s 40% of one month’s inventory in Gl…

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Allan Allford, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona, plans to retire by Dec. 31, after more than 11 years leading the state’s top dental insurance company and more than 43 years in the health care and private sectors.

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Glendale’s Delta Dental of Arizona, through its foundation, selected 30 nonprofits across the state as recipients of grants and dental supplies to improve the oral health of Arizonans. 

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Delta Dental of Arizona has partnered with Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) and HonorHealth Foundation to fund expert emergency dental treatment at NOAH for uninsured patients who visit HonorHealth emergency departments. 

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Welcome back to Business Briefcase! We’re here to give you the latest business news — new stores, new restaurants, hirings, firings (not really) and whatnot. 

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Nava Singam has been in the restaurant business for most of his life. But when he purchased the Macayo’s Mexican Food brand two years ago, he continued the chain’s love affair with the Valley.

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The young adults who participate in Western Maricopa Education Center’s partnership with Project SEARCH, a program empowering adults with disabilities to learn valuable marketable skills in the workplace, leave with the ability to find competitive work opportunities upon completion.

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Hoping to provide peace of mind for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, those suffering at home and their families, Sands Chevrolet/Kia is providing free sanitization services.  

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Are you thinking about a new home in 2021? Anyone trying to purchase a home right now will tell you that even as prices and interest rates continue to rise, you need to move quickly in this market. But don’t think you have to revise your resolutions just yet; just be prepared.

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The Small Business Association, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, opened phase 2 of the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal Jan. 11. 

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Last year was monumental, to say the least. Life as we once knew it became a thing of the past for individuals and businesses alike. As countless businesses struggled to adjust to the unforeseen challenges presented by the pandemic, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the CARES Ac…

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Clean Eatz, a “healthier lifestyle” restaurant chain, opened its first Glendale location Dec. 17 at 5870 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite A4. 

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Waste Not, a nonprofit agency that rescues perishable food before it goes to waste and then delivers it to those in need, has launched the MealConnect app, a free and easy way to deliver excess food products to nonprofits helping feed the hungry.

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Just 23% of companies who responded to a survey by the outplacement company Challenger, Gray and Christmas said they plan a year-end celebration this year, a complete reversal from the 76% who held parties last year. 

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The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is continuing its 2020 West Coast tour with a stop from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec.12, at Arrowhead Towne Center.

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Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap, recently announced the sale of Eagle Crest, a 408-unit multifamily building near the Arrowhead Ranch master-planned community in Glendale. The property sold for $55 million, which equates to $134,804 per unit.

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You don’t have to be a buyer or seller right now to realize that we are in a housing market crunch. And it will likely not surprise you to know that we are not alone.

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Though shortened by COVID-19, spring training still boosted economies in Glendale, Peoria and other Cactus League hubs.

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Restaurants around the West Valley are doing their best to remember veterans with deals on Nov. 11. Military and veteran IDs are necessary for many of these discounts. Visit the restaurants’ websites for information on all Valley locations. 

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This Election Day, voters may make it legal to purchase recreational marijuana in Arizona—which could mean big business for dispensaries in Glendale and beyond.

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It was not just “welcome” but “welcome back” at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, as Stephen Garner was named the hospital’s chief executive officer this month.