De Rito Partners, Inc. releases its recent commercial transactions:>>Jimmy John’s expanding with new location in GilbertJimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches leased 1,600 SF at the Encore Plaza at the SEC corner of Gilbert and Baseline roads. Adrienne Bryant and Bill Bones of De Rito Partners, Inc. represented the landlord in signing the lease.>> Tortas Paquime to open at Market Place on CentralTortas Paquime finalized a lease for 1,360 SF at the SEC of Central and Dunlap avenues. Lizette Fonseca of De Rito Partners, Inc. represented the tenant in the lease. Tortas Paquime specializes in sandwiches called tortas and other Mexican specialties.>> School of Rock set to open second location in AhwatukeeSchool of Rock, a music school offering private lessons and group rehearsals, leased 2,328 SF at The Shops at Kohl’s in Phoenix (Ahwatukee). The center is at the SWC of 48th St. and Chandler Blvd. Gordon Heckaman and Patrick Salcido of De Rito Partners, Inc. represented the landlord in the lease.>> Zia Records to open a new location in TempeDe Rito Partners, Inc. brokers Adrienne Bryant and Bill Bones represented the landlord in signing a lease for 10,380 SF at Huntington Square in Tempe. Zia Records, specializing in selling music, movies and more, will move into the center located at the NEC of Southern and Mill avenues.>> Naber’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill to join Chandler PavilionsNaber’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill will take over the former Ernie’s restaurant at Chandler Pavilions located at the SWC of 54th St. and Ray Rd. Paul Serafin of De Rito Partners, Inc. represented the landlord in signing the lease for 7,575 SF.>> General Dentistry 4 Kids opening new location in PhoenixDe Rito Partner’s, Inc. brokers Lizette Fonseca and Chris Corso represented the landlord in completing a lease located at the NWC of 35th and Glendale avenues. The deal was for 7,264 SF for the dentistry which caters to babies, toddlers and kids of all ages.>> Urban Wear to open first locationUrban Wear signed a lease for 1,478 SF just west of the NWC of 19th Ave. and Camelback Rd. in Phoenix. This will be the retailer’s first location. Adrienne Bryant and John Trujillo of De Rito Partners, Inc. represented the landlord in the deal.>> Nail Rainbow opens under new ownership in GilbertNail Rainbow signed a lease for 1,060 SF at the NWC of Gilbert and Warner roads in Gilbert. Gordon Heckaman and Morey Fischel of De Rito Partners, Inc. represented the landlord in the lease.>> State Farm Insurance renews lease in Central PhoenixAdrienne Byrant and Roger Brevoort of De Rito Partners Inc. represented the landlord in renewing a lease for State Farm Insurance west of the NWC of Central Ave. and Roosevelt St./Portland St. in Phoenix. The lease was for 947 SF.>> Tio Rico Te Ayuda expanding near Central PhoenixTio Rico Te Ayuda Financial Centers to open another location at the NWC of 24th and Roosevelt streets in Phoenix. The lease is for 1,200 SF at the complex located just off Loop 202 and Interstate 10. Trevor Clinch of De Rito Partners Inc. represented the landlord in the deal.>> Barro’s Pizza opening new location in MesaBarro’s Pizza completed a lease to move into the Superstition Promenade at the SWC of McDowell and Power roads in Mesa. De Rito Partners Inc. broker Michael McWilliams represented the landlord in signing the lease for 4,000 SF.>> Former Wendy’s Sold in PhoenixDe Rito Partners Inc. broker Martin Leon completed the sale of a former Wendy’s Restaurant at the SEC of 28th Ave. and Indian School Rd. in Phoenix. The deal was for a 2,399 SF freestanding restaurant with drive-through.>> Batting cage complex opening in Casa GrandeHit Zone, a batting cage complex, will be opening a location in Casa Grande at the NEC of Florence Blvd. and Amarillo St. The deal was for 8,460 SF at the Casa Grande Center. John Trujillo and Trevor Clinch of De Rito Partners Inc. represented the landlord in the deal.>> Wells Fargo Pad Sold in SurpriseA 1.65-acre Wells Fargo pad was sold in Surprise just south of the SWC of Cotton Lane and Greenway Rd. The pad is across from a Fry’s Food and Drug Store and located in a growing trade and residential area. De Rito Parterns Inc. agents Steve Bonnell, Bill Bones represented the seller; Paul Serafin and Bruce Milton represented the buyer in the deal.>> Chopsticks Express opens second locationDe Rito Partners Inc. brokers Bruce Milton, Justin Rihs, and John Palmieri represented the landlord in signing a lease to Chopsticks Express. The deal was for 1,500 SF at Cooper Crossing located east of the southeast corner of Cooper and Baseline roads in Gilbert.
“We are the only not-for-profit charity dedicated solely to helping automotive aftermarket industry members and their families in times of need, and have been doing so very quietly for over 55 years,” stated Aftermarket Foundation President Robert (Bob) Hirsch. “Our Foundation is presently comprised of 29 Trustees, and over 250 supporting associations, corporations and individuals, each of which is committed to helping individuals within our aftermarket ‘family’, who have fallen on hard times due to catastrophic circumstances, with no place to turn for assistance.” The Foundation has established a Search Committee, and has retained the highly-respected Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm, Vetted Solutions LLC, which specializes in association and nonprofit recruiting and consulting, to coordinate the search. “In recent years,” Hirsch added, “we have adopted a number of programs to raise awareness of the Foundation, and as a result, demand is growing, we are expanding our reach, and meeting the needs of a broader-based and ever-growing number of individuals. We have determined that the time has come to appoint a full-time Executive Director, whose job it will be to co-ordinate and execute on all our programs of awareness and support.” “This should be a challenging but enjoyable and rewarding position for the right candidate,” said Hirsch, “the Aftermarket Foundation is undergoing significant change, and an even further spread of its reach so; while there is much to do, the potential for achievement is fantastic, and should be appealing to interested candidates.” TEQUESTA, Fla. – The Executive Committee of the Aftermarket Foundation announced today that in order to meet growing needs within the automotive aftermarket industry, it is commencing a hiring search for a full-time executive director. Since 1959, the Aftermarket Foundation has assisted individuals and families of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry that have fallen on hard times due to an unexpected death, catastrophic injury, serious illness, or financial hardship. Board members are called upon to assist in the fundraising efforts of the Foundation, and also to assist in the identification of those in need. Individuals with executive capability and familiarity with the automotive aftermarket industry who are interested in the position of Executive Director with the Aftermarket Foundation, are invited to make direct contact with Mr. James Zaniello at Vetted Solutions by email at: [email protected] or by telephone at: 1-202-544-4749. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
WASHINGTON | The National Zoo says 3-year-old panda Bao Bao will fly to China this month. The zoo tweeted Monday that Bao Bao will move to China on Feb. 21. The zoo recently announced a celebration of Bao Bao starting Feb. 16 in anticipation of her departure.The zoo’s cooperative breeding agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association requires all cubs born at the zoo move to China by the time they turn 4 years old. Bao Bao turns 4 on Aug. 23.Bao Bao is the first surviving cub born at the zoo since 2005. Older brother Tai Shan left for China in 2010. Their mother, Mei Xiang, has since had a third surviving cub, Bei Bei, who was born on Aug. 22, 2015. FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2014 file photo, panda cub Bao Bao hangs from a tree in her habitat at the National Zoo in Washington in Washington. The National Zoo says 3-year-old panda Bao Bao is heading to China this month. The zoo tweeted Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, that Bao Bao will fly to China on Feb. 21. The zoo recently announced a celebration of Bao Bao starting Feb. 16 in anticipation of her departure. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)