Local Artisan Floor Specialist Heading to Home Show
Artesano Flooring, 7035 S. Central Ave., Suite 5, in Phoenix will be showing the latest flooring products during the Phoenix Home and Garden Show on March 4, 5 and 6th.
The show takes place at Arizona Cardinal Stadium in Glendale AZ.
David Cato, owner of the flooring specialist business, said he will be offering substantial savings for visitors to his booth during the event.
For more information about the business, visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/artesanoflooring/, email email@example.com , or call 602-305-6964 for a free in home consultation.
Smoothie Run Café Opens in Laveen
The Smoothie Run Internet Café opened in January at 6115 S. 51st Ave., Suite 205, in Laveen.
Owner Marcus Moody, a Laveen resident, said he wanted to open a local business dedicated to healthy eating.
“I believe in healthy living and healthy eating,” Moody said. “We wanted a place for the Laveen community to come to meet and to eat. We wanted to give back.”
Moody said there is a donation box in the restaurant for change, and each month the money is donated to a different Laveen organization. Last month, the PlayMakers Flag Football League got the change and the café sponsored all their jerseys for next season. In addition, Moody donated more than 300 smoothies to a club at Laveen Elementary for kids choosing to eat healthy.
“Business has been going really, really well,” he said. “The community has really welcomed us.”
Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Call 602-237-2325 or visit www.smoothierun.com for more information.
Baseline Developments Nearly Complete
Water and electric were slated to be turned on the first week of March in multiple commercial development properties along the south side of Baseline Road to the west of 51st Avenue.
Developer Michael Moreines with DPR Realty, said several businesses – including Firehouse Subs, Dunkin’ Donuts, Zoyo and Papa Murhpy’s Pizza – are ready to open their doors as soon as the utilities go on.
Other businesses slated for the area between 51st and 55th avenues include: KFC, Dairy Queen, T-Mobile and Peter Piper Pizza.
“It’s going pretty well,” Moreines said of leasing the development. “I only have about 4,500 square feet of space left.”
For more information about leasing space visit www.dprcommercialrealty.com or contact Moreines at 602-909-2850.
Islam Center of Laveen plans Fundraiser
Members of the board at the Islam Center of Laveen, under construction at the southeast corner of 51stAvenue and Baseline Road, are planning a fundraiser and community open house on Saturday, April 2.
The new mosque is being built through donations, and the group is working on funding for the next phase of building. “We will be working on the roof of the building next,” said Naveen Ahmed, board member and treasurer for the nonprofit ICL. “We still need more funding to complete the project.
Ahmed said they are planning to have their first prayer service that evening during Maghrib prayer at 6:50 p.m. Maghrib prayers are offered right after sunset in the Muslim faith. Dinner will follow at about 7:30 p.m., and Isha prayer (nighttime prayer) afterward at 8:15 p.m.
The Islamic Center of Laveen is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Ahmed said ICL bought the property at 5099 W. Dobbins Road in 2013. Construction began last year on the 3,000-square-foot facility that eventually will serve about 500 families from Laveen and the nearby west valley.
For more information, visit: www.aveenmasjid.org
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By Rose Hutchinson Tring