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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Glitter among violations listed for Maricopa restaurant

According to Pinal County Environmental Services, seven inspections were done from Nov. 3 to Nov. 27.    Satisfactory rating    Helen’s Kitchen (Inspected Nov. 23)  Container of glitter found in...

City’s growth entices high-end, sit-down Mexican restaurant

Maricopa leaders have been saying that with increasing population comes the shopping, entertainment and dining options for which a city feeling growing pains clamors. That...

Obesity treatable with 3-in-1 body transformation at Maricopa Wellness

There is no magic pill that will cure obesity or being overweight, conditions that affects more than 70% of adults in the U.S., but...

No Black Friday lines at city’s major retailers as shoppers tightening belts

Shoppers evidently are taking a more-austere approach to holiday shopping this year. No lines were visible outside major retailers across the city shortly after 7...

Main Street Marketplace an opportunity to shop local

This weekend kicks off the holiday shopping season. Instead of battling hordes of people at a mall for a so-so Black Friday deal, Maricopans...
Estrella Gin Business Park office rendering

Looking for new small-business space? Try Estrella Gin Business Park

As the city and the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance have taken occupancy of the first office building at Estrella Gin Business Park, the building...

BofA customer deposits finally restored to accounts after 10 days of angst

More than 170 Bank of America customers in Maricopa had deposits fail to credit to their account for more than a week, resulting in...

Affordable-housing apartments north of City Hall moving forward

The Planning & Zoning Commission this week unanimously approved site, landscape, elevation and photometric plans for a 252-unit, affordable-housing community just north of City...
Real estate sold sign

How to succeed as a seller in a changing real estate market

While it is arguable as to whether the Maricopa real estate market has entered into a buyer's market, it seems the equilibrium has changed...

Business, development around town

A new, 1,700-square-foot detached structure will be built for Smith & Kelly Feed Co. at 38351 W. Cowtown Road. The 1.5-story, pre-engineered, metal, micro-control...

Consider transitioning short-term rental to long term

Higher rents for short-term rentals are attractive to many landlords, who believe that they will make more money in this business. To be successful,...
Food Inspection Kitchen Stock

Recent restaurant inspections by county show few violations

According to Pinal County Environmental Services, six inspections were done from Oct. 17 to Nov. 3.   Satisfactory rating   F.O.R. Maricopa (Inspected Oct. 20)   Supervision   Person in charge shall...

Poll: Readers embrace coming of Tractor Supply, but still want more

Maricopa is finally getting the big-box store residents have been clamoring for, and the populace – at least that portion that responded to our...

Effective strategies for managing the ups and downs of investments, assets

Tax-loss harvesting In this year of incredible volatility in the investment markets, many of our clients are asking how they may use these wild market...

Nando’s opening date pushed back

The wait for a sit-down Mexican restaurant in Maricopa will extend a bit longer. Tim Shaughnessy, co-owner of Southeast Valley mainstay Nando’s Mexican Café, said...

Construction of AutoZone store at The Wells moving tirelessly

The city’s second AutoZone, which is under construction at The Wells, is on pace for a January completion, a city official said. The store’s framing...

P&Z approves zoning for commercial project

The Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved land use and zoning changes Oct. 24 for a 3.6-acre commercial development near the southeastern corner of...

Marshalls’ opening pushed to Nov. 13

The city’s shopping landscape is poised for change. Marshalls soon will open its Maricopa store in Sonoran Creek Marketplace at 20250 N. John Wayne Pkwy.,...

Big crowd on beautiful evening enjoys annual Pacana Park Pumpkin Walk

A chilly Wednesday evening brought joy (and fright) to a large crowd, and loads of candy kept the kiddos happy and buzzing in what...

Tractor Supply Co. site to be in The Wells near Walmart

Tractor Supply Co., the largest rural-lifestyle retailer in the U.S., is coming to Maricopa with a bang. The retail giant plans to bring its new...

Tractor Supply coming to Maricopa

Tractor Supply, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has taken initial steps to come to Maricopa, a city official confirmed Tuesday...

The stars came out for Mayor Nancy Smith’s first State of the City address

It was a who's who of Maricopa at the reception that preceded Mayor Nancy Smith's first State of the City address on Oct. 19. Captains...

Brunch Snob deal for Sunrise Diner space falls through

Negotiations that would have brought a popular Ahwatukee brunch restaurant to Maricopa in the space of the now-closed Sunrise Diner have fallen through. Celine Hillsbery,...

Covered parking and storage facility coming northwest of City Hall

A developer has submitted preliminary paperwork to the city to build a 5-acre covered RV parking and storage facility just west of North White...

Cell tower to sprout behind Basha’s, Dickey’s

Cell phone connections could become clearer in the Rancho El Dorado area in coming years after a cell tower designed improve mobile phone signals...

Health inspector cites Chinese eatery with violations

According to Pinal County Enviornmental Services, five inspections were done from Oct. 7 to Oct. 16.  Satisfactory rating  Li’s Garden (Inspected Oct. 7)  Supervision  No person in...

Business, development around town

A ramada is being constructed in the common area at Century Communities, 19180 N. Los Gabrieles Way, at a cost of $39,000. Agave Environmental...

The doctor will see you now: Exceptional Community Hospital opens Fast Track ER

If you are headed to the emergency room, chances are, you need attention in a hurry. At Exceptional Community Hospital, the facility addressed that need...

Electrical district to roll out energy-saving, demand-response program

A new program that will offer enrolled residential and small-business customers an incentive to reduce energy during times of peak system demand soon will...
PHX Surf park site

Surf park will use water — but not as much as you think

The proposed PHX Surf Park will be a tourist attraction, economic development engine and attention-getter for Maricopa. With two 5-acre surf lagoons, a lazy river,...