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Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers adjusts opening date

One of the city’s most hotly anticipated sit-down restaurants has adjusted its construction timeline. Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers was initially slated to open a Maricopa...

Health inspector dings 13 businesses with 40 violations

A summary of the March 15-April 11 food inspections by Pinal County Environmental Health Services: Bashas' Deli Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces and Utensils Observed a...
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Carl’s Jr. making a Maricopa comeback

Carl’s Jr. is returning to Maricopa. Sustainability Engineering Group of Scottsdale has filed a pre-application and request for site plan approval with the city for...

New retail coming to Maricopa Wells Shopping Center

A proposed 5,576 square foot multi-tenant shop building with a drive through will soon be coming to the Maricopa Wells Shopping Center. The new...
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Sprouts to anchor shopping plaza on John Wayne Parkway

Sprouts will open in Maricopa in the fall of 2021 at the Sonoran Creek Marketplace, according to the company marketing the retail property. And a...
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Surf park plan features hotel, tiny-house village

Maricopans looking to have a bit of aquatic fun may soon be able to avoid a drive to a Valley waterpark or lake and...
Chilis Exterior Renderings

Maricopa Chili’s to be much larger than expected

The Chili’s Bar & Grill slated for the northeast corner of Stonegate Road and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway will be significantly larger than expected. According to...
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Chili’s could open by November

The real estate broker for Chili’s has confirmed the company is in the discussions with the city and landlord to open a location in...
Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers under construction

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers looking at summer opening

Sonoran Creek Marketplace will get a new tenant and the city a new sit-down restaurant next summer when Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers opens on...

Plan for 1st apartment complex comes to P&Z

Long in the planning stages, a proposed apartment complex is on the agenda for the Maricopa Planning and Zoning Commission at its Tuesday meeting. It...

Chili’s construction hit by long delay

A project to bring the first Chili’s Grill & Bar to Maricopa is no longer “full steam ahead.” The chain restaurant’s entry into the city...

MOD Pizza, Jimmy John’s construction progressing

MOD Pizza is beginning the improvements on the interior space of its suite at Sonoran Creek, 20320 N. John Wayne Pkwy. Jimmy John’s received...

New Stonegate development to bring homes, retail together

Developers are reimagining nearly 50 empty acres in Maricopa as a “village.” Once agricultural and now vacant, the acres between Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway and Allen...

Sonoran Creek Marketplace taking shape

More tenants are being announced for the future Sonoran Creek Marketplace. Some already have locations in Maricopa. Besides the previously announced Sprouts Farmers Market and...
REV at Porter

200-unit housing complex gets P&Z nod but sparks vexation

One planned project brought out frustrations entailed in the City of Maricopa’s General Plan and how traffic flow is designed. Though the Planning & Zoning...
Fencing Near Iconic Tire

Another new development on John Wayne Parkway?

Many local residents have been speculating about possible new development south of Iconic Tire & Service Center at 19945 N. John Wayne Parkway, just north...

City to finally have its own hospital(s)

Maricopa’s booming growth brings lots of things — new stores, more traffic, rising home prices — and soon, two new hospitals for a city...

Maricopa population tops in Pinal County

U.S. Census Bureau's release of 2020 data shows Maricopa is the most populous city or town in Pinal County with 58,125 residents. And as...

Bahama Buck’s owners excited to bring Sno to Maricopa

A physician and an engineer may not seem a likely pair to open a Bahama Buck’s franchise, but they are excited about the opportunities. Dr....

Eagle Shadow revives as next big subdivision

  What would be the first master-planned residential development in Maricopa in years is a reminder of how the city’s development started. El Dorado Holdings wants...

Development around town

Construction and planning continue for development projects around Maricopa. A La Quinta Hotel is rising at John Wayne Parkway/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard next to...

What’s on the ballot? Some big questions

Aside from all the candidates to elect, Maricopa voters have three issues to decide in the General Election. Two of the issues are statewide questions...
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Harrah’s penny slot yields $500K windfall

Jingles, chimes and cheers greeted one lucky Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino player as she hit the progressive jackpot on the Buffalo Grand® machine by Aristocrat...
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Cox provides details on coming Maricopa service

Cox Communications is beginning work to bring its gigabyte broadband service to Maricopa. The communications giant is expanding internet service, telephone, TV and security services...

Sunrise Café finds second chance with new owner

Sunrise Café, the popular restaurant whose closing at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic became permanent, is being resurrected by a new owner with...

How Mike Ingram brought together building blocks of Maricopa (VIDEO)

Mike Ingram is not crazy or stupid. That may be obvious to observers now, but 25 years ago, many of Arizona’s most knowledgeable movers and...

Don’t get scammed at the gas pumps: Experts offer tips

  Experts from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the state Weights & Measures Services Division recommend the following tips to avoid becoming a victim...

Pinal supervisors to consider hostile takeover of water district

Two weeks before Maricopa City Council invited the elected board of a local water district to a face-to-face meeting, City leaders had already sent...

Lucid Motors shows off autos to be manufactured in Pinal County

  Lucid Motors unveiled production details for its new Lucid Air in a broadcast Wednesday from its Newark, California, headquarters. The luxury electric car is set...

Dairy-to-housing conversion may create roundabout on SR 238

  It’s early days, but the long-range impact of a master-planned community on the westside of town could be a roundabout leading to an overpass. Green...