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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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...

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...

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...

ED3’s Yerges appointed to MEDA

  Maricopa Economic Development Alliance announced the appointment of Brian Yerges to its board of directors. Yerges recently joined Electrical District No. 3 (ED3) as general...

A+ Charter Schools to open Aug. 3 with virtual classes

Due to Governor Ducey’s Executive Order to keep in-person learning closed until Aug. 17, A+ Charter Schools has opted to move the school start...

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...
Sprouts Sonoran Creek Maricopa AZ

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...
Dr. Alex Stewart Podiatrist

Podiatrist: Prevent this common foot ailment

By Dr. Alex M. Stewart DPM, FACFAS Dr. Stewart of Maricopa Foot and Ankle Center is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle...

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...

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...
Exceptional Healthcare Hospital

‘Hospital’ sign on SR 347 hints at future development

When a signboard went up Monday on John Wayne Parkway announcing a “community hospital” coming soon, eyebrows were raised at City Hall. Exceptional Healthcare posted...

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...

New executive chef named at Arroyo Grille

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club recently welcomed Don Stansell as the new executive chef. Stansell will oversee the club's Arroyo Grille restaurant, including menu creation,...

John Wayne Parkway draws scrutiny for namesake’s old comments

After a group in Orange County, California, started a movement to remove John Wayne’s name from the airport in Santa Ana, the chatter began...

Mr. E Comics turns page in Maricopa business

Geeks and nerds, rejoice. A brand-new comic book shop has opened in Maricopa. Since moving to Maricopa last November, Mr. E Comics owner Brian Lindblom...
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...

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...

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...

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...

Health insurance hurdles high for self-employed

Health insurance has been a hot topic in the nation for a long time. With programs such as the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,”...

Aaron’s rent-to-own store set to close in July

There has been no official announcement, but Aaron’s rent-to-own apparently will close its Maricopa location on July 21. The news came as a surprise to...

Walgreens quietly opens 2nd store

After a 13-year wait, the new Walgreens opened its doors Monday. The store at 41840 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy. was built before the Great Recession...

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...

Q&A with Pinal County Economic Development Director Tim Kanavel (VIDEO)

Tim Kanavel has lived in Arizona 35 years and has worked for Pinal County for a decade. He is the first and, so far,...

Inspectors mark down 2 food establishment

  Two eateries in Maricopa were cited by health inspectors in Sept. 16 through Oct. 15 inspections, mainly for having refrigerators not working properly. Twenty-three...

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