These small retail food and grocery stores focus on snacks and ready-to-consume foods. They may also include Tobacco or Alcohol products which of course requires additional licensing.
Glendale has become a thriving suburb of Phoenix. Although it's economy is mostly retail and services, the area has become known for its niche antiques industry. For the most part, Glendale's economy is tied to Phoenix. However, small business and entrepreneurs may find Glendale a little easier to set-up shop in than Phoenix. Glendale keeps city licensing simple. However, county and state regulations apply and some sectors are heavily licensed by these higher levels of government.