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Maricopa Ace achieves outstanding designation

Maricopa Ace Hardware achieved designation as a “Pinnacle Performing Retailing” store for outstanding performance in the Ace corporation. “What this means for our customers is...

ED3 names next CEO

Electrical District No. 3 announced its next chief operating officer as it faces the retirement of Bill Stacy. CFO and Assistant General Manager Brett Benedict...

30 of 31 eateries score excellent in inspections

  Pinal County food inspectors looked at 31 Maricopa establishments, including several schools, from July 18 through Aug. 18 and gave all but one a...
Copa Glow 2020

Copa Glow: Balloon rides, vendors, craft beer garden

The City of Maricopa will hold it second Copa Glow Night Market on Friday, Jan. 15 after the success of last year's event. The free...

Two eateries struggle with food temperatures

Pinal County Environmental Health inspected 22 establishments that offer food in Maricopa Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and found all but two were excellent. The two...

City seeks purpose for undeveloped property

  From State Route 238 to Stanfield, the City of Maricopa owns a wide array of land parcels. Since 2004, the City has acquired about...

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...

Honeycutt Coffee grand re-opening set for Saturday

Honeycutt Coffee will be hosting its grand re-opening on Saturday at 10 a.m. Honeycutt Coffee owner Cathy Dykstra is hoping for a great turnout for...

Ak-Chin Chairman joins MEDA board

  Robert Miguel, chairman of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, has joined the board of directors of Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA). MEDA is the City of...

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...

Shell becomes Chevron on Garvey Ave.

The former Shell station with non-functioning fuel pumps at the corner of John Wayne Parkway and Garvey Avenue underwent a transformation this week. Fuel dispensers...

On the road with Apex

Opening day of the Apex Motor Club in Maricopa is inching closer. March 10, construction crews finished a non-stop asphalt-laying process to complete the seamless...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin parties for 25th anniversary/expansion opening (GALLERY)

  Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino celebrated its 25th anniversary and grand opening of its multimillion-dollar expansion project with a party Thursday evening at the Oak and Fork...
Electrical District No. 3 office

ED3 looking for new general manager

Electrical District No. 3 is under old management. The departure of Brett Benedict as general manager after a year was announced in January, and...

Restaurant hit with 3 food violations

An inspection of Plaza Bonita on April 14 earned the restaurant a satisfactory, with three violations. Manual and Mechanical Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization-Temperature, pH, Concentration...

Restaurant news: Two openings this week

Maricopa is seeing two eateries open their doors this week. As part of its ongoing remodel, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino opened its small-plate wine bar, Oak...

2018 ushers in the biggest tax law changes since the mid 1950s

  By James A. Chaston, CPA Changes to Individual Taxes Taxpayers either take itemized deductions or the standard deduction whichever is greater. In 2017, the standard deduction...

Committee to look at plans for retail, restaurants

A loaded agenda of proposed new businesses will great the Heritage District Citizen Advisory Committee at its Thursday meeting. The committee will look at architectural...

New MCE director to bring new level of transparency to incubator

The incoming director of Maricopa’s small business incubator met with the public Thursday to discuss his ideas for the future, ideas that could very...

Sales tax paints picture of Maricopa growth

The last five months of the fiscal year showed steady growth in Maricopa’s business activity. The city reaped more than $1 million each month...

Judge rules against city in APEX lawsuit

A Pinal County judge has ruled against the City of Maricopa in a lawsuit filed recently regarding the City’s issuing of conditional use permit...

Do gas prices beat gas quality for Maricopa consumers? (VIDEO)

According to AAA, the average price of gasoline in Arizona for regular unleaded is $3.072 per gallon. That is up from $2.67 a month...

MFMD gives back to local restaurant owner

  Members of the Maricopa Fire/Medical Department gave back to a local business owner Monday for supporting a special youth program in local schools. Firehouse Subs...

Photographer focuses on her own heart in new business

By Fran Lyons Faux Picasso Photography has been eight years in the making. Owner Rhonda Thom said circumstances, opportunity and, of course, “taking a huge leap...

Business Licenses issued in February

Business licenses issued in February by the city of Maricopa: Commercial: Brian Petersheim Home-based: Mohammed Nafiz, Eby Holdings, Mark Barley, Blissful & Healthy, Robert Bugher, Rent...

Global Water may offer common stock shares

Global Water Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: GWRS), today announced it has commenced an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock. The company anticipates using...

New business licenses

Businesses and organizations receiving business licenses Oct. 16-Nov. 15: Commercial: Great Escape Maricopa, Holistic Mental Health, Phoenix Sky Gear, WingStop Home-based: Almentia KG LLC, Buddy’s Pet...

P&Z to review new housing project, ‘man caves’

Bungalows and “man caves” are scheduled to go before Maricopa Planning & Zoning Committee on Monday. A housing developer seeks to create single-family and multi-family...

Ak-Chin Council extends payroll, benefits for Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

The Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council approved funding that will extend payroll to Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino’s employees for an additional two weeks. In addition,...

City temporarily closes Dollar Tree on grand opening

Maricopa’s second discount store held its grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday morning. However, Dollar Tree’s newest customers were ushered out of the 10,000-square-foot building...