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Meet Your Family-Friendly Business Owners and Neighbors On Main Street

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Main Street at Verrado is a charming microcosm unlike any other in the Valley. On any given day, guests can stroll tree-lined streets, catch a glimpse of ballerinas rehearsing in white tutus, enjoy a cup of coffee or frozen yogurt, dine in hyper-local restaurants and frequent a hometown grocer or practitioner that truly cares about your health and well-being. In fact, the allure of this multi-faceted commercial district is created almost exclusively by longtime Verrado residents, highly invested in creating vibrant experiences that resonate with local culture, health and lifestyle influences.

When you frequent Main Street’s collection of locally owned and operated businesses, the ripple effect is even greater, as a significant portion of every expenditure remains in the local economy, sustaining and creating jobs in Verrado. We hope you’ll get to know these Main Street business owners, who have a personal stake in Verrado’s future.

Orange Leaf Yogurt

Myra Thompson and her husband Cory jumped at the chance to introduce Orange Leaf on Main Street, after moving their young family to Verrado several years ago. “This is the place to be,” she said. “We are excited to provide another gathering place within this vibrant community.”

Blue Daisy Salon & Barbershop on Main

Husband and wife team Craig and Emily Guincho are Verrado residents that fulfilled a lifelong dream when they opened Blue Daisy Salon & Spa and Barbershop on Main. Originally from Utah where they owned a chain of successful salons, the Guinchos’ salons on Main Street are prime destinations for an elevated experience with personalized service.

Tempo Urban Bistro

Chef Steven Maynard said. “As Verrado residents for over a decade, my wife Karen and I are very proud of our staff, and the joy they put into the preparation and execution of our menu offerings. By popular demand, we’ve become a gathering place for signature events, from Tempo Team Trivia every Thursday to our ongoing Chef Wine Dinner series. But the biggest culinary leap evolves from our dinner menu, enticing our friends and patrons to try new flavor combinations.”

Ebb + Flow Coffee Co

Best friends Karlie Bakke and Liz Schwartz’ inspired coffee concept came about when Liz’ father, a longtime winter resident of Verrado, stumbled upon the perfect shop location on Main Street. The pull and opportunity was so strong that Karlie moved from South Dakota, and Liz relocated to Verrado from Denver, to fulfill a dream they’d both harbored for years.

Main Street Dental

Matt Kennedy and his wife are devoted Verrado residents with four children enrolled in Verrado schools. “I intentionally located my family dental practice on Main Street, as it allows me to walk to work, watch my kids train for swim meets, or be on the soccer field in minutes, where I coach a team after hours,” Kennedy said. “Our patients are like family to us. My goal is to maintain the continuity and on-going comfort level of a family-owned practice in a hometown environment,” Kennedy added.

Johnson Family Wealth Management

David Johnson of Johnson Wealth Management admits that his own good fortune is innately linked to his residence in Verrado, where his three daughters and their families, including grandchildren, all live within walking distance of each other.

Nemechek Autonomic Medicine

A Verrado resident since 2010, Patrick Nemechek, D.O., is often greeted by his acquired name, “Dr. Buckeye”. As a classically trained physician of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Nemechek has applied 25 years of patient and urgent care experience to become one the of country’s leading experts on the Autonomic Nervous System, which he describes as the ‘brain’s master control mechanism’ for the entire body.

Gill Law Firm

Jeffrey Gill, founding partner of Verrado’s only law firm would be first to admit that striking a balance between work, family, and training for endurance races is a constant trial. With those three priorities in mind, he moved his family to Verrado and established his boutique niche law firm on Main Street in 2009, where he practices life in balance.

Vision Wellness & Main Street Aesthetics

Truly embodying Verrado’s live-work-play lifestyle, Dr. Adam Lee is at the helm of Vision Wellness, an optometry practice within the same office suite as his wife Rachel, who operates Main Street Aesthetics. This dynamic duo moved their home to Verrado, welcomed the birth of their two children, and are happily operating their new ventures side by side, all within Main Street’s family-friendly hub of shops, cafes and amenities.

Anderson Institute of Music & Performing Arts

Talented co-founders and Verrado residents Ed and Angela Anderson have won so many awards and accolades, it’s difficult to imagine their next encore. “Ed and I have been living our dream in Verrado since 2008,” Angela said. We feel fortunate to be located and operate our studios in this wonderful community where we are raising our family. Even more rewarding, our gifted students have the opportunity to take their talents to the next level, competing in larger venues to gain valuable new experience.”

Verrado Realty

“We arrived in this beautiful community on the ground floor, partnering with DMB since 2004,” Designated Broker Jennifer Cline said.  “Today, Verrado Realty’s team of realtors remain intrinsically involved in every phase of Verrado’s growth, from the sale of new homes, resale properties, and custom homes to custom home sites. DMB’s vision has produced a charming hometown setting with a family-friendly sensibility that perennially ranks among the highest in Phoenix metro area residential sales.”

American Family Insurance

American Family Insurance, housed in the Davis office building, provides automobile, home, commercial business and life insurance, with a majority of clients residing within Verrado.  “I was born and raised in Buckeye,” agent Justin Thrasher said. “It was a natural progression to move to Verrado with my wife Addie, and we are proud to be raising our family here. My business on Main Street allows me to live and work locally, while staying true to my roots. Plus, there’s something magical about Main Street, the heart of this amazing community, which generates a great source of community pride.”

Edward Jones

While Main Street exudes the charm of a quaint downtown, a Fortune 500 company with global bandwidth resides in the Davis office building. Verrado residents Wayne and Robin Polk opened an Edward Jones branch in 2007, aligning themselves with a personalized investment approach and financial legacy that dates back to 1922.

Ciao Grazie

“Our greatest pleasure is to see our neighbors walk through our front door, slow down, enjoy the experience and leave fulfilled, with happy hearts,” former Verrado resident Chef Franco Dalu said. “Whether you’re dining out with family or celebrating a special milestone, we thank this wonderful community for its ongoing patronage and support.”

To learn more about these devoted proprietors on Main Street in the heart of Verrado, visit



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