COMINGS: New steakhouse, Foothills Starbucks
Spanky's Chophouse is opening for business Monday, offering Yumans another alternative for dining out. The steakhouse is the business of Kyle “Spanky” Splawn, who has 10 years in the restaurant business including serving as the chef at Carla Renee's and is now realizing his dream of having his own establishment.
His new restaurant is located at 2855 S. 4th Ave., where Rusty Spoon previously was located. But longtime Yumans will remember the place as Hensley's Beef, Beans and Beer.
Spanky's menu will consist of steaks, pork chops, seafood, barbecue and other offerings made from locally harvested produce and choice cuts of meat. (The pictures on his Facebook page look good enough to eat!) It also has a bar. In addition to sit-down dining, the restaurant will cater.
It will be open for business from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 344-1095.
Starbucks is coming to the Foothills area, and that's not just a rumor.
Scott Spencer, developer of the Mesa Del Sol Commercial Centre, reported that he signed a lease last week with the coffee company to open a shop in the center he's developing north of Interstate 8 off Fortuna Road.
He expects crews to start moving dirt around within the week and construction to start soon, to be completed by next spring. The coffee shop will be located about midway between McDonald's and Taco Bell — which, by the way, is getting the finishing touches put on it.
Bowlers can get ready to strike it up at Inca Lanes, which will reopen for business on Oct. 1 under management of the Thomas family. The newly remodeled 40-lane USBC-certified bowling center is located at 1250 W. 16th St. Stay tuned for more details.
Century 21 Action Group announces it will have a grand opening at 9 a.m. Monday for its office in San Luis, Ariz., at 851 N. Main St., Unit 7. That's across from the Post Office.
The new real estate office can be reached at 627-3000.
Dream a Little Dream has moved and is now settled into its new home at 250 S. Madison Ave., the former Potting Shed location. Along with the move, owner Joely Beck is rebranding the business as Dream Gift Shop to reflect its expanded inventory.
The shop will now offer jewelry and candle lines and household gift items in addition to higher end baby items, adult robes and throws. The new tagline is “everything luxurious and unique.”
Beck invites old customers and new to stop by the shop to check it out during a grand reopening Oct. 4. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. The phone number remains 726-9393.
Sign-ups now being taken for classes to be offered by Yuma Jazzercise Fitness Center, which is opening its doors Oct. 1 in the Foothills at 11411 S. Fortuna Road, Suite 114. Managing partner is Wendy Busey.
Classes will be held at 5:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. Mondays through Fridays; 5:40 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; and 8 a.m. Saturdays. Child care will be provided for the 9 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. weekday classes.
For more information and to register for a class, call Katie Franco at 246-0583.
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for Palo Verde Villas Apartments, reported Alan Kircher, city of Yuma deputy building official.
The 29-unit apartment complex was developed by Jim Waits and Ron Martin on the old site of Chretin's at 485 S. 15th Ave. The apartments are to house workers for the winter vegetable season.
In other city building activity, new plans have been submitted for two projects at Elks Lane Plaza, Kircher said.
One project is a new doctor's office and sleep center at 2170 W. 24th St. The second is a shell building at 2150 W. 24th St.
The properties were recently purchased by Elks Lane Plaza LLC, which according to the listing with Arizona Corporation Commission includes managers Mallapa and Cynthia Neelapa.
Kircher also reported that plans have been submitted for a 1,800-square-foot bagging room addition to Mission Citrus, 3250 E. 30th St. And Shaw Industries has submitted plans to install an air scrubber.
A.T. Pancrazi Real Estate Services Inc., 350 W. 16th St., Suite 332, has been recognized as the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month for September.
The firm was founded in 1923 by A.T. Pancrazi, who was born on the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. In 1889, he immigrated at the age of 14.
Today, his grandson, Tom Pancrazi, is the licensed and sponsoring broker for the business and successfully fostered a solid corporate identity by cornering a major portion of the commercial real estate market in the desert Southwest. It provides a full array of commercial brokerage and management services, including retail, industrial, office, land, agricultural holdings and investment opportunities.
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