Good news: Burlington has reopened! The department store, which is located at 3020 S. 4th Ave. in the Southgate Mall, temporarily closed its doors this past summer. 

The store initially planned to stay open during remodeling, however, a waterline ruptured and flooded the store. Burlington was forced to close while it crews made additional repairs and completed the remodeling work.

I know many readers are rejoicing at this news.


The Boulevard Cafe and Bistro, 11242 S. Foothills Blvd., Suite 15 is now open in the space that formerly housed Bernardo’s Restaurant in the Foothills Village Shopping Center. The restaurant is cozy but adorable with seating inside and out.

It serves a variety of breakfast, soups, salads and sandwiches with specials everyday. The hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 928-276-4944.


Associated Rehabilitation is in new hands and it has a new name. The new name is Associated Rehabilitation Physical and Occupational Therapy, located at 2244 S. Avenue A, Suite E.

Stephanie and Bob Enders are the new owners. After Dr. Helen Oller retired from inpatient care, the Enders bought the practice from Dr. Rinely Olsen.

Stephanie Enders, a Yuma native and a physical therapist for 25 years, has always wanted her own practice. “The opportunity arose, and we were able to purchase it,” she said.

Associated Rehab offers physical and occupational therapy and vestibular rehabilitation, which improves balance and treats problems related to dizziness.

The practice offers one-on-one treatments with skilled licensed therapists and can also treat those with neurological diagnoses as well as pediatrics and amputees.

“We are from Yuma, and we are locally owned and operated,” Stephanie noted.

The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For an appointment, call 928-782-5588.


Drs. Ahmed Kemmou and Shruti Sharma will be joining the Yuma Regional Medical Center family of providers on Nov. 14. The current clinic’s team and phone number will remain the same.

However, there will be two important changes: The clinic’s name will change to Yuma Regional Medical Center General Surgery. The address will change to 2270 Ridgeview Drive, Suite 201, which is in the ProMed Medical Complex. 

“Thanks to this change, we look forward to ever deepening our focus of taking great care of our patients. We’re all enthused about dedicating that attention, time and energy to patient care,” Kemmou said.

The current clinic is listed under Dr. Kemmou’s name with the address of 2140 W. 24th St.


A reader noticed activity going on at the old Pappagallo Mexican Restaurant, 1401 S. Avenue B, which has been closed for quite a while now. 

All I know for now is that Gorgonio George Molina of San Luis, Ariz., is opening Patio Susheria Bar and Grill. I’ll get more details later.


A couple of businesses have moved. ERA Matt Fischer Realty has a new location in the Foothills. The office moved from 11274 S. Fortuna Road, Suite D9, to 11375 S. Fortuna Road, Suite F.

“Thank you for supporting us the 40 years we’ve been in business,” broker Quincy Smith said.

He explained that they moved because they had the opportunity to buy vs. leasing. “It just made financial sense,” Smith noted.

To reach the ERA Foothills office, call 928-342-3100.

Sales manager Kortnee Garcia announced that Gateway Mortgage is also at a new location, which is only a skip and hop away. It moved from 182 E. 16th St., to 220 E. 16th St., Suite 1, the old NAU office.

For a free mortgage consultation or to discuss Homes for Heroes discounts, call Garcia at 928-457-1177 (office) or 928-246-2132 (mobile).


Here’s Yuma’s Commercial Construction Project Update for these past two weeks:

Certificates of Occupancy Issued: Simon Med Imaging Center, 2500 S. 8th Ave., for tenant improvements; Walmart Online Grocery Pickup at 8151 E. 32nd St.

New Plans Submitted for Review: Dutch Bros. Coffee, a new coffee shop at 3000 S. 4th Ave.; Mission Citrus, 3045 S. Avenue 3E, for storm damage repairs; Yuma Family Dental, 2201 S. Avenue A, for solar PVs on the parking canopies.

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