Comings and Goings: Church buys new site
Faith Baptist Church has purchased the long-vacant church property at 1535 S. 8th Ave. from previous owner Generations Church. Purchase price was $650,000, according to the Yuma County Assessor's Office.
Plans are to do some renovations over the summer, then move in by fall and make the property Faith Baptist's new home, said Pastor John Goetsch.
The church has been meeting at 1798 S. Arizona Ave. in the former Yuma Jaycees clubhouse it purchased in 2008. Since then, the church membership has grown significantly and it now needs more room, Goetsch said. With its new home, the church will have about 26,000 square feet with a much-larger auditorium and many more classrooms than it has in its current 9,000-square-foot building.
Meanwhile, the Arizona property has been listed for sale.
McDonald's is planning to construct a new restaurant at 2560 S. 4th Ave., according to city of Yuma planning documents. The existing restaurant was built in 1972, with the play area added later.
The applicant is proposing to demolish it and rebuild with contemporary materials and better design to improve its aesthetic appeal and customer experience. The new restaurant will consist of a 4,592-square-foot building with a 1,500-square-foot play area, dual ordering lanes and two service windows.
To all those people who have asked if someone in Yuma sharpens knives and scissors, there is indeed — and thank you to the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce for the tip.
Sharpening by Gary can be reached at 581-8400.
It's the business of Gary Mowen, who attended school in Oregon to hone his skills and now has two years' experience. He sharpens all kinds of knives and scissors and even done a Samurai sword or two.
There's a new pizza place in Wellton: Dusty's Pizza and Wings, located in Suite B of the Coyote Wash Shopping Center.
Coleen Lovato and Rob Hanafi are serving up pizza, wings, subs and salads that can be accompanied with a selection of beer or wine. Takeout and delivery are available. Dusty's features agriculture and aviation visuals that reflect a love of flying and the agriculture climate of the valley.
Dusty's is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. It can be reached at 785-4355. Meeting space is available.
Rob and Coleen have been Wellton residents for seven years. Coleen previously was in medical social work and managed a local assisted living center in the Foothills. Rob is in agriculture aviation in the area.
Labor Ready has been honored as the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month for March.
Labor Ready is a leading multinational source of labor for companies in a variety of industries. Each year, it dispatches approximately 400,000 temporary associates to jobs in construction, manufacturing, hospitality, events, restoration, auto services, logistics and warehousing, retail support, waste and recycling and more. More than 225,000 businesses of all sizes in the United States and Canada turn to Labor Ready when they need a dependable source of labor.
Labor Ready has a Yuma branch office at 3939 S. Avenue 3E, Suite 109, and can be reached at 782-9675.
Yuma Regional Medical Center has completed two projects and is starting on a third, reported Alan Kircher, city of Yuma deputy building official.
He reported that a certificate of occupancy has been issued for interior alterations at the hospital to create a hybrid operating suite in the heart center that will enable expanded and enhanced cardiac procedures.
Another completed project is an outpatient pharmacy.
The new project is the planned first floor relocation of the IT Room at the hospital.
In other city of Yuma building activity, Kircher reported:
• Plans have been submitted for construction of a new Prince of Peace Church at 5954 E. 38th St. The church's old property at 2500 S. 8th Ave. has been purchased for development of a medical complex.
• Hospice of Yuma has been issued building permits for an addition to its thrift shop at 1812 S. 8th Ave.
• Plans have been submitted for interior alterations to Starbucks at 3115 S. 4th Ave. in the Big Curve Shopping Center.
• Building permits have been issued for interior alterations to the former Anthony's Deli at 2100 S. 4th Ave. The property was recently purchased by Estrellita Meat Market, which is renovating it in preparation for relocating the business into the former deli.
• A certificate of occupancy has been issued for an addition and alterations to Arizona Game and Fish, 9140 E. 28th St.
• A certificate of occupancy also was issued for the city of Yuma's new Fire Station 1 at 353 S. 3rd Ave.
• Building permits have been issued for new scanner equipment at Focused Imaging, 2270 S. Ridgeview Drive in the ProMed Building.
• Plans have been submitted by Gila Ridge High School, 7150 E. 24th St., for photovoltaic canopies. It will be a 502-kilowatt system.
Cassie Wilson has opened a new yoga and wellness business, Studio Y, in downtown Yuma at 250 S. Madison Ave. The new studio offers a variety of yoga classes as well as pilates, Zumba and prenatal/children's classes such as Mommy (or Dad) and Me for those with small children.
For more information about classes, call 502-9555.
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