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Hello and welcome to Business Briefcase. Buckeye has welcomed a new place to get healthy smoothies, juices, and acai bowls. In addition, the city will see a new project that will include office buildings, a hotel and a restaurant that will total approximately 132,756 square feet.

Robeks opens a new

location in Buckeye

The destination for creative fresh smoothies, juices, and acai bowls, Robeks opened a new location in Buckeye on December 16. Owned and operated by Gregory and Deborah Soyka, the new Robeks store is located in downtown Sundance, 430 S. Watson Road, just south of I-10.

The Buckeye Robeks employs approximately 20 people and is the fifth largest site in Arizona.

This is the second Robek for the Soykas, who discovered the health benefits of fresh juices and smoothies when their daughter was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease over 15 years ago.

Smoothies with their high quality nutrition, antioxidants, and other anti-inflammatory benefits became an important part of improving their daughter’s health, and smoothies quickly became a family business.

The Soyka’s opened their first Robek in 2008, and their daughter has become one of their most ardent ambassadors, working in the store for years. She is now 26 years old, in good health and works as a dental hygienist.

“We are thrilled to open Robeks in Buckeye to bring healthy smoothies, juices and acai bowls to this growing community,” said Gregory. “Our family knows firsthand the importance of good nutrition and the value of good health, and we look forward to sharing Robeks’ healthy options with new customers.

The menu includes the Strannana berry smoothie with strawberries, bananas, skimmed frozen yogurt and apple juice. The 800 lb Gorilla Smoothie contains bananas, peanut butter, fat free frozen yogurt, soy milk, chocolate and 40 grams of whey protein. Tropi-Kale contains fresh kale, pineapple, pineapple sorbet, skim frozen yogurt, and papaya juice, and is packed with vitamin C which boosts the immune system.

In addition to smoothies, juices, and bowls, guests can add wellness shots of wheatgrass, lemon ginger, or turmeric.

Robeks recently added some snacks, like avocado and acai almond butter toast.

Robeks will celebrate its official opening on Saturday January 15th. For new Buckeye store hours, visit robeks.com and follow Robeks on social media at @robeks.

The Mangat group develops the Sundance medical center

Mangat Group, a Glendale-based real estate investment and development firm, plans to bring a new medical, hospitality and retail practice to Buckeye.

Between two proposed office buildings, a hotel and a restaurant, the project will total approximately 132,756 square feet at the intersection of Yuma Road and Sundance Parkway, Mangat said.

The four buildings will cost more than $ 38 million to develop, Mangat said.

According to published reports, the restaurant will total 7,744 square feet, the four-story hotel will be 56,412 square feet, and the smaller medical office will be 12,500 square feet at the southwest corner of the intersection.

The largest medical office building, known as Sundance Medical Center, will be at the northwest corner of the intersection and will total 43,600 square feet between two floors.


Margie D. Carlisle