Greek gyros wraped in a pita bread

"Located on 10006 W. Happy Valley Road, Greek Palace serves Greek food such as pitas, salads, kabobs, falafel and, of course, gyros."

Hello, Peoria! Welcome back to another week of Business Briefcase, a brief weekly report on business news around Peoria for readers like you to stay updated on what’s new in the area.

News can include anything from construction to grand openings/unveilings, or just networking-centric events for people to mingle within the business community — anything business-related! Peoria is a thriving city, so there’s always something new going on.

This week’s items will cover a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a new business, a networking event and a construction update. Here’s the news!

First up, Greek Palace is a new family-owned restaurant. Owner Ben Osho previously owned Gyros Town before he realized he wanted to create a bigger and better dining experience for the community. Located on 10006 W. Happy Valley Road, Greek Palace serves Greek food such as pitas, salads, kabobs, falafel and, of course, gyros. Osho offers lunch, dinner, happy hour specials and a wide array of  nonalcoholic beverages and alcoholic beverages. It opens every day at 11 a.m., and closes at 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Moving along, T.E.A.M. 4 Kids Pediatric Therapy held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 18, and is officially a Peoria Chamber of Commerce member. The business is a pediatric therapy company “based on the belief that your child’s needs are of the utmost importance,” according to its website. Services include speech, feeding, physical, occupational and sensory integration therapies. T.E.A.M. 4 Kids services children of all ages.

This Peoria location is at 20470 N. Lake Pleasant Road, Suite 107. For more information and pricing, visit team4kids.com or call 800-376-3440.

Coming up Friday, June 21, the Peoria Chamber of Commerce will host the next Women 4 Women meeting, intended for female chamber members and guests to network amongst each other. The speaker for this month’s meeting is Bernadette Hayes from Cactus Medical Center, and the breakfast sponsor is Heather Olson from Olson Insurance Agency. The networking will be 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. at this registration-only event. Peoria Chamber members are welcome to come for free, but nonmembers must pay $10. It will be located at 8385 W. Mariners Way, Suite 3. To register, visit peoriachamber.com.

For more information regarding Peoria Chamber of Commerce-produced events, contact Sheri Federico at events@peoriachamber.com or call 623-979-3601.

And last, but certainly not least, Paloma Community Park is still under construction, but phase one of the park is expected for a late summer or fall of 2020 completion. That phase is slated to include a lighted ball field complex and multipurpose fields; four lighted pickleball courts; open turf; a fishing lake, as well as a fishing deck, stage area and event lawn; a splash pad with an inclusive-designed playground; picnic ramadas; a lighted dog park; two concession buildings; an overlook plaza; multiple restrooms and parking areas. Underground infrastructure is set to begin construction soon.

Phase two of the park is subject to change, but the city is currently planning to include a wheeled trail and plaza (with a skate, rollerblade and bicycle court), an additional lighted ball field complex, a walking trail, an equestrian trailhead, interpretive trails, multipurpose fields, a drone zone and additional parking areas and restrooms.

Both phases together are anticipated to total 120 acres.

That’s all the briefs for this week! Thank you for reading!