A barbeque joint closed one of its two Maricopa shops after nearly seven years in business. 

A note on the door of Dickey’s Barbeque Pit, 20924 N. John Wayne Pkwy, reads: “CLOSED by order of the Director of The Pinal County Public Health Services District.” 

According to a Pinal County Environmental Services spokesperson, the owner decided not to renew the permit for the John Wayne Parkway location. He said Dickey’s Walmart location has a different permit and remains open.  

“You don’t want to talk to me about that,” said Lewis Green, owner of the two Dickey’s.  

Green refused to answer further questions. 

The sign posted on the John Wayne Parkway Dickey’s location, Jan. 25. [Brian Petersheim Jr.]


  1. I can’t say I’m surprised it closed, the c/s had been awful for a while. There were always out of everything. We lost $ to them not reversing a charge card payment for an order that was cancelled.
    I find the actual reason for closing (for not renewing the permit) and that the owner won’t answer questions, very interesting.