You may soon be getting fries from a gold medal winner ...
Oklahoma-based Sonic Drive-In said its team in Buckeye qualified for the top 500 round in this year’s Dr. Pepper Sonic Games.
Over the last five months, the Buckeye drive-in team worked through a series of trainings, quizzes and team building challenges - becoming one of this year’s top performers.
Buckeye advanced from a field of nearly 3,000 drive-ins to the Top 500 and kept going to the Top 50 round.
The Buckeye Sonic at 1111 E. Highway 85 is now going for the gold - or at least a silver or bronze medal given to the top three drive-ins across the country.
Sonic and its cheerful carhops have been serving up burgers, fries and shakes since 1953.
•Lace up your roller skates, carphops — more customers are coming soon:
Landsea Homes officials said new model homes will be unveiled for tours at three new communities, including Sundance in Buckeye.
The Sundance pitch: “Minutes from the scenic White Tank Mountains, is a new collection of 172 one- and two-story single-family homes that bring family-friendly living to the heart of Buckeye.”
Homes range from two to five bedrooms and 1,315 to 3,018 square feet. The community also features a playground and outdoor common areas.
Price tags on the new homes range from $215,990 to $283,990.
Sundance is at 21598 W. Sonora Street, near Yuma Road and South Verrado Way.
California-based Landsea, which has communities in Goodyear and Tolleson, is also working on a development in Avondale.
For more information visit landseahomes.com.
•Attention, renters: Greenlight Communities said Cabano on Encanto, an apartment community is coming to Goodyear.
Greenlight Communities recently closed on 8 acres of land at the southeast corner of 150th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard. Construction is scheduled to begin in August and be live-in ready by next winter.
“Filling the void between affordable and luxury apartments, Cabana on Encanto will provide 286 units in total, including 114 studio, 114 one-bedroom and 58 two-bedroom apartments.”
Cabana on Encanto will be near the Goodyear Library and planned Civic Square, scheduled to be built in phases over the next several years.
According to a publicist, “These are not government subsidized but yes someone making $38,000 a year could afford to live there. Professionals like teachers, firefighters, etc.
Their rents are typically $300 to $500 less than your typical new apartments.”
You can call this a Triple A deal, in more ways than one:
•AAA in Goodyear just sold for $4 million. AAA was newly built in 2019 at 15578 W. McDowell Road.
According to a press release, “The 8,540-square-foot property built on a 1.15-acre lot has excellent visibility near the intersection of North Pebblecreek Parkway and West McDowell Road, which sees over 29,000 vehicles per day.
“Within 5 miles of this AAA, approximately 142,559 people reside and have an average annual household income of $92,099.”