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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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...

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...

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...

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...

Commission OKs apartment plan on Porter, raises question of traffic safety

  A plan for a 27-unit apartment complex raised some questions about the safety of the Porter Road corridor. Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved...

City to crack down on Illegal yard-sale signs

  The City of Maricopa is tackling illegal yard-sale signs. Staff is asking for a change in the Zoning Code that would ban directional signage to...

Out millions in MUSD land deal, property owner questions motives

  Craig Emmerson was quite surprised at the news that greeted him Thursday morning. The managing member of Maricopa 240 LLC had negotiated the sale of...

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...

Local dairy seeks redesignation as master-planned community

  Another piece of land in Maricopa may become available for residential and commercial development. Anglin Dairy, 22272 N. Green Road, on the west side of...
Sweet Cravings Mini Cupcakes

Home baker’s taste of success leads to grand opening of Sweet Cravings

Three years ago, Karla Wear did her sister-in-law a favor, baking some apple-shaped cookies for Teacher Appreciation Week. When photos were shared on Facebook, the...

Food inspectors tag one Maricopa restaurant

  Only one eatery inspected by Pinal County health inspectors July 16-Aug. 15 received a mark down. True Grit Tavern received a rating of satisfactory...

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...

Bahama Buck’s prepares for fall opening

  Bahama Buck’s, a shaved-ice franchise, is set to open this fall after steady construction progress. The location, 17470 N. Porter Road, is on the east...

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...

Maricopa Station, more apartment complexes on P&Z radar

  With a planned esthetic of Sonoran Southwest, Western Americana and Agrarian, a focused area of old town Maricopa is taking another step closer to...

Development around town

Some of the activities and progress on ongoing projects in the city: Maricopa Fire Department’s new administration building, 45695 W. Edison Road, received a certificate...

What a character: City creates vision of Maricopa Station

  Mundane zoning issues mainly deal with how a property is used. On the other hand, "character" is just as important as use for what...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino now hiring

  You can do anything or be anything with the Caesars Entertainment family of affiliated casinos, resorts, and venues, from delighting guests on the casino...

Iconic Tire makes Maricopa debut

Iconic Tire & Service Center opened its doors for the first time Monday at 19945 N. John Wayne Parkway. Part of the Goodyear Tire family,...

Stonegate ‘village’ concept gets OK from P&Z

  The developers of Maricopa Stonegate, a proposed “village” of homes, shops and restaurants on 47 acres of land along Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway, heard a...
Honeycutt Coffee Liquor License

Popular coffee shop applies for full liquor license

Honeycutt Coffee may soon be serving beer and wine along with the caramel macchiatos and chai teas that customers order now. The shop, at 44400...

How consumers spend money in Maricopa

  Led by contracting/construction, Maricopa businesses paid $1.7 million in transaction privilege taxes, also known as sales tax, in July. That total in July 2018...
Kristina Donnay Maricopa Wellness Center

Kristina Donnay, the nurse who stepped up on COVID-19 testing

When Kristina Donnay took it upon herself in April to provide coronavirus testing in Maricopa, she didn’t anticipate working weeks on end in the...

Discount Tire plan gets P&Z OK

A Discount Tire store is currently slated to open in Maricopa in February 2022, according to the company. The City’s Planning & Zoning Commission...
Bob McGovern InMaricopa.com

Welcome to the new and improved InMaricopa.com

Since launching in 2004, the mission of InMaricopa.com has been to cover Maricopa like nobody else. We continue to provide the same intensive hyperlocal coverage...

New general manager named at Harrah’s Ak-Chin

  Caesars Entertainment Inc. announced Michael Kintner has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. The appointment follows former GM...

Arizona Supreme Court to hear Pinal’s RTA case

  Arizona Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to the Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority in a case that could impact State Route 347. Wednesday,...

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...
COVID-19 Business Benchmarks Pinal

Pinal hits COVID-19 benchmarks to reopen businesses

Some businesses in Maricopa will be able to enter phase one of reopening after Pinal County moved Thursday to a moderate level of community...

7 years after ‘Shark Tank,’ local invention on the market

The creator of the SweepEasy broom is finally getting his product on the market, and he couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s been nearly seven...

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