Comings and Goings for 10-6-13
Building permits have been issued for solar photovoltaic canopy projects at several more Yuma schools, reported Alan Kircher, city of Yuma deputy building official. They include:
• Desert Mesa Elementary School, 2350 S. Avenue 7-1/2E, a 385 Kw system
• Woodard Junior High School, 2250 S. 8th Ave, a 367 Kw system
• Crane Pueblo School, 2803 W, 20th St., a 288 Kw system
• Crane Salida Del Sol School, 910 S. Avenue C, a 353 Kw system
• Crane Suverkrup School, 1590 S, Avenue C, a 317 Kw system
In other city building activity, Kircher reported a permit has been issued for warehouse improvements to Romer Beverage, 536 E 20th St. Romer Beverage is the former Sun Valley Beverage Budweiser distributorship in Yuma. The company, founded by Robert Boemer in the early 1950s, was sold to Romer Beverage Company based in Kingman.
Kircher also reported:
- A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the new medical office of Red Sea Heart Center at 610 W. Catalina Drive. It is the practice of Dr. Habteab Feseha.
- A certificate of occupancy also has been issued to Malachite LLC for interior alterations to 220 E. 16th St., Suite A. The project created classrooms, a lab and office space for evening classes for Northern Arizona University-Yuma.
- A building permit has been issued for tenant improvements at 505 W. Catalina Drive, Suite 1, for the Goodwill Career Center. It will occupy 4,453 square feet.
- A building permit has been issued for a new office and warehouse at 4332 E. 30th Place for Streamline Enterprises.
Construction is underway on the Tractor Supply store coming to Yuma, the company’s ninth Arizona location, announced District Manager Dusty Pate. Tractor Supply is the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the United States. It also offers pet supplies and clothing items for the entire family.
The Yuma Tractor Supply store will be located at 10637 E. South Frontage Road and will employ 12 to 17 full- and part-time team members.
The contractor for the project is W.R. Newman of Nashville, Tenn. A completion date has been tentatively set for early January.
The Vertical Church Inc. has purchased the property where it has been meeting for some time, confirmed Jason Taylor, lead pastor. The property is the former Mandarin Cinemas at 3142 S. Arizona Ave.
Taylor said the church has been meeting in the former theater for four years and has now bought it with plans to renovate it to accommodate its growing congregation. The church, which met in two different schools before moving into the theater in the summer of 2009, currently has 600 people attending three services, he said. The renovation, now in the planning stages, would expand the capacity to 1,000.
The church bought the property from Jack and Patricia Emandes, according to the Yuma County Assessor’s Office.
There’s a new restaurant in the diner adjacent to Royal Motor Inn, 2941 S. 4th Ave. Country Boys Restaurant opened last week and is open for business 24 hours a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner or any meal or snack in between.
The chain has several locations in Phoenix. The family type restaurant is operated by Ray Hymer.
By the way, Chef Stacey Smith is a familiar face to Yumans, having gotten his start in the restaurant business in the early 1980s at Chester’s Chuck Wagon and has worked at other local eateries over the years.
Academy Mortgage Yuma is on the grow and on the move. The company is making plans to move to 1375 W. 16th St., where it will occupy three of the four suites there, confirmed branch manager Derek Egeberg. He hopes to be open for business in the new location by mid-November.
In addition to tenant improvements to create the new office, the landscaping also will be upgraded. The move will give Academy Mortgage a total of 4,200 square feet, more than double its space in its current office at 3150 S. Catalina Drive. With the additional space, the mortgage company will be looking to add another loan officer or two and additional support staff, Egeberg said.
Dr. Tanya Sackrider will maintain her dental practice in Suite A of the building.
Karen McNeel and Thomas and Austin Jaramillo have the purchased the property that included Lincoln’s Market at 1840 S. Arizona Ave., according to the Yuma County Assessor’s Office. The purchase included the store and two other lots in the Clarence Trigg Subdivision. Seller was Linda Yung.
Buy, Sell, Trade - the store with the big chicken out front - will be going out of business by the end of the year as its lease at 2455 S. 4th Ave. expires in December, reported business owner Ted Males. Those with layaways are reminded to come by and pick up their merchandise. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
In the meantime, he’s taking calls from interested tenants on behalf of property owner Chuck Dodd. Males can be reached at 446-6494.
Sunset Community Health Center is having a new mobile medical clinic custom built to provide preventative and primary medical care to children at school-based sites throughout Yuma County and outreach as well. The mobile unit is to have two examination rooms and reception area.
More fun is coming to residents of the Fortuna De Oro/Fortuna Del Rey Recreational Vehicle Park. The new owners of the park are establishing a softball field as a recreational use on a parcel on the north side of Masterson Avenue (County 10-1/2 Street).
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