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Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles to open in Gilbert Dec. 1

You will soon be able to toast your friends, family and favorite soul food at the Scottsdale and Gilbert locations of Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, constructed by LGE Design Build.

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles in Scottsdale, 3133 N. Scottsdale Road, recently hosted its grand opening. LGE Design Build constructed the 5,400-square-foot location, just a quarter mile north of its former Scottsdale location. The new restaurant includes a full bar.

“Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles has a unique style and feel, which we translated to the new Scottsdale location,” said David Sellers, president of LGE Design Build. “It’s not like other restaurants; there’s a certain vibe at Lo-Lo’s that customers come to expect.  Our design team worked very hard to capture it and by all indications, we have.”

The Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles in Gilbert, 366 N. Gilbert Road, is scheduled to open Dec. 1. The 4,300-square-foot property, which represents a tenant improvement project for LGE, is located within the existing new Heritage Marketplace development in downtown Gilbert.

LGE also built the original Lo-Lo’s, 1220 S. Central Ave. in Phoenix, in 2002. The Phoenix location has been frequented and endorsed by a variety of athletes and celebrities including Charles Barkley, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and collection of players from the Arizona Cardinals and other local professional teams.

“We are truly blessed to be where we are today, having built our brand over the last 12 years,” said Rasheedah White, one of the owners and founders of Lo-Lo’s along with husband Larry White. “We took my husband’s vision and turned it into a reality.”

Lo-Lo’s also has a location at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 4. Real estate veterans Mike Anderson and Bret Anderson are among Lo-Lo’s partners.


Sky Harbor Named Top Airport for Small Businesses

Phoenix Sky Harbor International is the number one airport in the country for new small businesses, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General. The goal of the report was to identify which of the nation’s 64 largest airports have been able to successfully incorporate new DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) operators. According to the report, airports have several procedures in place to encourage contract awards to new small businesses, including unbundling major contracts and leases, entering into direct contracts or leases with DBE/ACDBE (Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) firms, outreach initiatives and financial incentives.

In fiscal year 2012, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport added 14 new small businesses – the most of any airport in the nation.

“Phoenix is a great place for small business, and I could not be more pleased with the results of this audit,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “We are committed to supporting small businesses and building a diverse and sustainable economic future.”

In fact, the city of Phoenix helped secure $4 million in financing for small and disadvantaged business at the Airport. “It is vital that we support and encourage small businesses at Sky Harbor and the city of Phoenix,” said Phoenix Councilman Daniel Valenzuela. “Small businesses create jobs and opportunities.”

In 2011 and 2012, Sky Harbor rebid its food and beverage concession in Terminal 4, which serves more than 80 percent of the Airport’s passengers. The contracts were awarded to HMS Host and SSP America. Both have several local small businesses operating within those contracts and have brought extensive local, regional and national food offerings to the Airport, including Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Press Coffee Food &Wine, Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, Sir Veza’s Taco Garage, Tammie Coe Cakes, and many more.

“We are honored to be able to provide opportunities to many local, small business owners,” said Aviation Director Danny Murphy. “It is not only good for the local economy; it also provides our visitors with a true taste of Arizona.”

Phoenix Sky Harbor also holds outreach events for companies interested in doing business with the Airport. For additional information, visit skyharbor.com. For the full report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General, click here.