Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

The new Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen opens in Goodyear this week. It features comfort food like chicken pot pie and meatloaf.

A reader wants to know:

“What’s all the construction going on at the corner of Camelback and Dysart.”

Thanks for asking; happy to oblige.

What we have going at the southeast corner of Camelback and Dysart roads in Litchfield Park is a huge new medical/restaurant/retail development.

Dignity Health is building a medical facility on the corner itself. To the south of Dignity on Dysart Road, a Taco Bell is planned.

On Camelback, next to Dignity Health, a new retail center is being constructed by Western Retail Advisors.

According to marketing material, these are “high-profile pads at a strong intersection” that are “ideal for gas stations, car washes and fast food.”

Cue Etta James’ “At Last”:

The long-awaited Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen opens in Goodyear at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9. Cheddar’s, “serving scratch-made food,” is at 15030 W. McDowell Road.

 The restaurant is bringing more than 150 jobs to Goodyear and is still hiring. 

Available positions include servers, cooks and bartenders. Walk in or apply online at

And how can you beat this offer?

“Cheddar’s now offers every guest a warm welcome with a free honey butter croissant on every visit,” according to a release.

 The menu features chicken tenders that are fried-to-order, a hand-battered Monte Cristo sandwich and a chicken pot pie containing— loosen your belts — more than a half-pound of chicken.

Drum roll, please….Main Street at Verrado Commercial District in Buckeye has reached 100% occupancy.

Which brings us to Sunrise Market, the next retail phase for the center of Verrado by Main Street Core Properties.

Main Street at Verrado features Bashas’ (“Arizona’s hometown grocer”) and a tree-lined street of shops, eateries and services adjacent to the Jackson and Davis Class A office buildings on 6.9 acres.

 The project was developed by DMB Associates Inc. in 2008 and acquired by Main Street Core Properties in 2015. The 67,000 square foot center recently reached full occupancy with the addition of Sol Power Solutions.

According to a press release: “Sunrise Market at Village Street and Sunrise Lane in Verrado will mirror Main Street’s pedestrian-friendly, small-town America appeal, integrating modern architectural elements that pay homage to the West Valley’s agricultural heritage, along with greenery, trees and community spaces.”

The three-block district starts at the corner of Main Street and Verrado Way in Buckeye.