Fresh banana crepes drizzled with chocolate sauce

"Maya Crêpe Café has opened at Arrowhead Towne Center, 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center"

Hello, readers! Welcome back to Business Briefcase — the column with all the great business news in Glendale, from new openings to closings, construction and developments, grand-opening and ribbon-cutting events, networking and anything else that fits.

This is the first column after a week-long lapse, and with it comes several new openings. From Mexican food to crêpes, this week has quite a unique variety. Plus, if you’re a downtown business owner or stakeholder, you can stop by a recurring event. Here’s the news!

First, Caramba Mexican Food opened a new location at Westgate. The newest in a chain of six popular local Mexican restaurants — which includes three others in Glendale, one in Scottsdale and one in Phoenix — the Westgate location is at 9455 W. Glendale Avenue, near Dutch Bros. And its menu is varied, with offerings ranging from combo plats to simply burritos, tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, quesadillas, cheese crisps, nachos, salads, tortas, desserts, sides, drinks and even breakfast options. Caramba will even cater. For more information, visit

Moving along, Maya Crêpe Café has opened at Arrowhead Towne Center, 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, on the lower level, across from Aldo. Crêpes vary in style, with Maya offering options like Twix crêpes; a “Tropical Fusion” of coconut pecan spread, mangoes, pineapple and condensed milk; and grilled chicken fajitas. Also on the menu are drinks such as espresso and Italian bulb drinks, and desserts such as French macarons, waffles, cheesecake and more. But that’s just a glance. Stop in to try something, and maybe get some shopping out of the way on the side. For more information, find Maya Crêpe Café on Facebook @mayacrepecafe.

Up next, the Downtown Glendale Merchant and Stakeholder Meeting is back. It will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15. The first half hour is dedicated to check-ins, light refreshments and networking, while the meeting will occupy the final portion.

This event is targeted at individuals who own a downtown business or even just have some sort of stake in the success of the community.

It is suggested that guests bring business cards, as networking aside there will be a door prize drawing. Bringing a door prize related to your business is suggested, too.

The event will be once again held at Off the Cuff, 5817 W. Glendale Avenue, next to the Cuff restaurant. For more information, contact Shea Kinkead at or 623-937-4754.

That’s all the briefs for this week! Thanks for reading!