Comings and Goings: Chico's coming to Yuma Palms mall
Apparently Chico's is coming to Yuma Palms Regional Center. The company is seeking subcontractors for tenant improvements, according to the Yuma Southwest Contractors Association bid list.
Chico's is a national chain retail women's clothing store. It plans to go into the former Ann Taylor Loft Store space next to Rue 21. It will be a 3,150-square-foot store.
Building permits have been issued for a variety of projects in Yuma, reported Alan Kircher, city of Yuma deputy building official. They include:
• The 4th Avenue Burger King, interior and exterior alterations.
• City of Yuma, new modular building at Desert Hills Par 3 Golf Course.
• Nationwide Vision for tenant improvements at the Big Curve Shopping Center.
• Yuma Regional Medical Center, alterations to bulk oxygen storage in the Ambulatory Surgery Center.
• Yuma International Airport, terminal upgrades to the secured passenger waiting area.
In addition, plans are under review for a major interior renovation of Sam's Club, to include replacement of finishes and alterations to various departments throughout the store.
Terri Grandy has opened a new gift shop in the Foothills, carrying many items made by people in the community, and she's actively looking for consignments.
The shop, EspeciallyForDivas, is on the screened front porch of her house at 13843 E. Warren Drive in the North Foothills. The phone number is 446-0620. The shop will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays until Mother's Day, then reopen again next October.
Yuma residents since 2002, Grandy and her husband were snowbirds after retiring from his job with the state of Alaska and her job as a real estate broker in Fairbanks. In 2010, they became year-rounders in Yuma and operated an ice cream and latte stand for four years at Glamis until selling the business.
Attorneys Jack E. Meerchaum and Candice Orduño-Crouse, who have a combined 27 years of legal experience, have opened a law office at 1455 W. 16th St., Suite A-2. The office can be reached at 248-4400.
Meerchaum and Orduño, PLLC, represents Spanish- and English-speaking clients in civil litigation, domestic relations, personal injury, criminal defense and business matters throughout Arizona and California.
Su-z's Beauty Salon, 11710 S. Fortuna Road, announces the addition of Jennifer Williams, licensed massage therapist, to the staff. She is available Mondays through Fridays; call 305-0355 to book an appointment.
She joins hairstylists Joi, Naomi, Brenda and Melissa, who are available Mondays through Saturdays.
Veronica's Wild Flowers has moved and had a slight name change, reported Veronica Ruiz, owner of the shop that previously had been located downtown. Now simply called Veronica's, the shop has moved to 344 W. 24th St., Suite B. Ruiz said the business features women's clothing, jewelry, candles and home decor as well as a line of collectible tin signs to bring back nostalgic memories.
She's open from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and can be reached at 376-6595.
Sharing space in her shop is Old School Self Defense, the martial arts studio owned by her husband, Nay “Grand Master” Meadows. The center previously was known as Old Town Yuma Self Defense Center for its longtime location downtown. It's open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and can be reached at 257-9060.
The center offers martial arts weapons and uniforms, healing stones and therapeutic sandals. Meadows also provides a variety of classes for ages and levels of skill, among them health and stretching, women's self-defense and sports training.
Coming soon will be Real Grilled Bacon Doggs — formerly The Good Dog.
Gerald L. Hinkle Sr. has joined the certified public accountant firm of Brown, Bench, Wright & McLeod, P.C., 798 W. 28th St. As of Jan. 1, Hinkle may be reached at 341-9941 or 344-3003.
I was a little directionally challenged in last Sunday's Comings and Goings regarding Blanca Runyan being named the franchise owner for Pita Pit in part of Arizona. The area will be the west side of Phoenix and western Maricopa County, where she will be developing several restaurants for the company — guess I took a wrong turn mentally.
She's opening her first Pita Pit this week in Yuma next to Chipotle at Yuma Palms Regional Center. The restaurant can be reached at 783-5712.
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