Opinion: How about some brand-name restaurants in Maricopa?

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, an upscale sports bar, plans to open in Maricopa this year. Many residents, however, are clamoring for more upscale sit-down dining options in the city. [InMaricopa file photo]


Can’t we get some brand-name restaurants?  Garcia’s, Outback, Applebee’s, Chili’s, Carabba’s, Cheddar’s — Golden Corral, even.

I have been here almost three years and I hate to drive to Chandler for decent food. We have a lot of fast food but nothing really substantial or upscale.

Our city loses a lot of income by not having enough medium to upscale restaurants.

We could also use a box store. Walmart can’t keep its shelves stocked.

We can also use a fitness facility with an indoor pool.

We aren’t small anymore and you keep building homes and apartments.

We need more infrastructure.

Thank you for listening.

Sandy Arieno