‘The Taco Stand’ author, restaurateur instills family values, gives back

Simmering from his family restaurant kitchens, Someburros owner Tim S. Vasquez cooks up family values and serves them in “The Taco Stand.” Mr. Vasquez, who grew up in the kitchen of his parents’ Mexican restaurant in Tempe, uses the foundation of family as the impetus for the book that pays homage to his grandmother whose […]

Valvoline gears up for Queen Creek oil change location

Queen Creek will be one of two new locations for a Valvoline Instant Oil Change business. Velocity Retail Group recently finalized the first two ground leases for Valvoline Instant Oil Change as part of the company’s new market expansion into Phoenix and the state. The Queen Creek location will be at the northeast corner of […]

ADOT Construction Academy helps more women enter construction trades

To help remove barriers in traditionally male dominated careers, the Arizona Department of Transportation-sponsored Construction Academy helps more women enter construction trades. The Construction Academy programs that ADOT offers with employers, community colleges, Native American tribes and others give free training, safety gear; helps with transportation and child care for members of economically disadvantaged groups, […]

My OBGyne extends invitation to open house celebration on Nov. 8

San Tan Valley women are invited to a free open house celebration at My OBGyne, 36375 N. Gantzel Rd., Suite 103. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 8, existing patients, family, friends and anyone interested in learning more about better caring for themselves are welcome to attend the event at the new San […]

Camelot Homes to open two Valley communities

Camelot Homes, a family-owned homebuilders based in Scottsdale, announced the opening of two new communities in the Valley. Both new developments, Heirloom at Morrison Ranch in Gilbert and The Villas at Seven Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, will follow in the footsteps of existing Camelot communities and continue to raise the standard of luxury living, according […]

Rodeo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership opens in Queen Creek

Earnhardt Auto Centers has officially opened its newest auto dealership, Rodeo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Queen Creek. The 40,600-square-foot facility is on a 6.65-acre site at 35747 N. Ellsworth Road. It is the second Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram franchise within Earnhardt Auto Group’s stable of 22 dealerships and is the first new-car auto dealership […]

Fulton Homes commits to donate funds for Phoenix Suns points

With the entry of the first overall pick in the NBA draft, Deandre Ayton, the Phoenix Suns are poised for a great year and with every three point shot any of the players make, a charity benefits. Fulton Homes and the Phoenix Suns have teamed up for the eighth season to sponsor the Fulton Homes “Proud to […]

Sodalicious opens Oct. 20 in Queen Creek

Sodalicious, a drink and treat shop founded in Provo, Utah, is opening for business at its new Queen Creek location on Oct. 20. A grand opening celebration will take place 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the business, 20850 E. Heritage Loop Road. Sodalicious is a drink and treat shop specializing in flavored sodas, […]

Pet Club in Queen Creek to show customer appreciation

The Pet Club in Queen Creek, a Purina-certified expert dealer, is announcing its 2018 Purina Check-R-Board Days, a customer appreciation event. Residents can stop by The Pet Club in Queen Creek, 23954 S. Power Road, between Friday and Sunday, Oct. 26-28 for family fun, door prizes and shopping. Cheryle Rippee, from Purina Animal Nutrition, will […]

Old Ellsworth Brewing Company initiating growth in Queen Creek one brew at a time

[This story has been updated to remove an incorrect statement about who brewed the beer. The Independent regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused.] Less than two years since its opening, Old Ellsworth Brewing Company is connecting the Queen Creek community and initiating growth in the heart of the town one brew […]