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A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place March 18 at East Valley Cardiology, 20924 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite D4-B (next to Dickey's BBQ). The...
Apartment site near Estrella Gin

Villas at the Gin moves forward after zoning change, plan amendment 

The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday unanimously approved both a General Plan amendment and a zoning change for the Villas at the...

Hospital groundbreaking starts year of construction

It took two sessions to officially break ground for an Exceptional Healthcare facility at the northwest corner of John Wayne Parkway and Honeycutt Avenue. To...
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...
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...

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...

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...

City has plenty of success to sell new businesses

The August opening of Sprouts Farmers Market in Maricopa drew a day-long throng of thousands. It was, perhaps, a standard turnout as Sprouts openings go,...
LQ Opening Sept 21

La Quinta to open Sept. 20

Maricopa’s first hotel in 66 years will open Sept. 20, as the LaQuinta Inn & Suites at Copper Sky begins accepting guests. There will...
Auto Zone Maricopa Fiesta

Auto Zone to open second location

Auto Zone is looking to open a second Maricopa location, in The Wells shopping center at the northwest corner of Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway and...

Business, development around town

Pet food and supply retail store Pet Planet has applied for zoning compliance for a 1,905-square-foot tenant improvement project at 20350 N. John Wayne...

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...

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...

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...

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...

At long last, ground broken for development of Estrella Gin

  It was a long time coming. That was a consistent phrase at the groundbreaking for the Estrella Gin business park. However, Mayor Christian Price said...

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...

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...

A light goes on: Sync traffic signals on SR 347 within city limits, mayor...

Drivers might not necessarily get non-stop service from one end of Maricopa to the other, but Mayor Nancy Smith said she has experienced firsthand...

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...

2 eateries written up by inspectors

  Of the 28 eateries inspected by Pinal County from Sept. 16 through Oct. 15, all but two received excellent scores. The two outliers had...

Brake Masters gets P&Z approval

Brake Masters received approval for a development review permit from Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday. The company plans to open a 5,400-square-foot...

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,...

Global Water still transitioning after FATHOM collapse

Near the end of last year, Global Water customers received notifications they needed to change the address where they were sending their payments and...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino promotes two long-time employees

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, part of Caesars Entertainment and the state’s only tribal casino to have an international management partner, recently announced the promotion of...

The Box Meat Shop an international affair

“I was in international banking all my life in Uruguay. My father was a congressman, senator, vice president and president in Uruguay. He died,...

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...

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...

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...

Amtrak starts shuttle service in Maricopa

Beginning May 1, Amtrak will begin operating a Thruway bus connecting service in Maricopa for passengers traveling on the Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle service wanting...