Mac and cheese with crunchy topping

"Anybody for cheesy comfort food? Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is scheduled to open in Goodyear this fall."

Anybody for cheesy comfort food?

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is scheduled to open in Goodyear this fall.

Construction is underway at the Shops at Estrella Falls, 15011 W McDowell Road.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is an American comfort food restaurant chain based in Dallas. Cheddar’s already has locations in Chandler and Tucson.

According to Cheddar’s website, “To us, scratch cooking is about more than just food. It’s about time and effort. So you can enjoy homemade meals, in a place that feels like home. Good food. Made well. At a good price. That’s our promise.”

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The Shops at Estrella Falls have 18,874-square-feet of vacant retail space.

The center is anchored by Harkins Estrella Falls 16, which opened three years ago.

 Harkins Estrella Falls features an 80-foot movie screen, the largest in Arizona. 

The Shops at Estrella Falls could become one of the hottest spots around. It's home to Burlington, Conn’s, TJ Maxx, Staples and Petco. Goodyear plans to develop the new city hall, library, park and office space - next to the mall.

In April, Goodyear City Council approved a letter of intent outlining a public-private partnership with investment company Globe Corporation for the development of Goodyear Civic Square at Estrella Falls.

The project, slated to be completed by mid-2022, will be located north of McDowell Road near 150th Drive, and will include a city hall. 

Early-morning toast:

The Estrella Toastmasters Group meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at  the Southwest Chamber of Commerce, 289 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear. For more information, see