Could Lowe’s be coming to Maricopa?
It’s a question Vice Mayor Rich Vitiello nearly spoon-fed a crowd on Thursday.
During an economic forum, Vitiello gave a heavy-handed hint at the home improvement store’s interest. He prompted the audience to answer one question: who follows Home Depot?
“What do you mean who follows?” a woman asked.
“Who follows them?” Vitiello asked. “What other brand comes to the city generally?”
“Lowe’s,” the crowd responded.
“They said it, I did not,” Vitiello said, laughing.
While no location has been mentioned for a Lowe’s store, the nascent Maricopa Station development south of the overpass and east of John Wayne Parkway has been mentioned for years as a potential location for a home improvement store and other big box retailers.
That speculation has picked up in recent months after Home Depot unveiled plans to build at The Wells.