by Quinn Konold, Digital Communications Manager, City of Maricopa
How does a city as young as Maricopa capture the interest of the No. 1 Yelp ranked restaurant in the entire country?
Turns out, the city had been on the radar of owner Leo Madrigal for some time before our recent growth spurt signaled the moment to make a move had arrived.
Chef Leo Madrigal, owner of Cocina Madrigal, says: “About a year ago I returned to Maricopa and I saw the growth, how many new homes are being built and apartments, and so a lot of people are moving to Maricopa and I started looking. The opportunity is really big!”
Even with all that promise, it took an ice-breaking initial approach from City staff to set the wheels in motion; staff who saw the potential of adding a restaurant of this caliber to the menu in Maricopa.
“Being a part of Maricopa is a blessing for me because the City is there to support their tenants,” says Madrigal. “That’s the biggest thing I saw, the City helping, supporting and directing the people who are moving and building there.”
Madrigal is no stranger to uncovering opportunity where others can’t. His current location in south Phoenix has thrived thanks to his critically acclaimed menu and family-oriented approach to business. Now for his second location, Madrigal says he’s found the partner he was searching for in Maricopa.
Just like Madrigal, City staff know that opportunity can strike anywhere, even in the center of a bustling restaurant. The City of Maricopa is on the hunt for those with the vision and courage to seek it out.
Come find your place in one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, where we raise the bar every day by inviting innovation and challenging the status quo. To those who aspire to do business differently, you’re invited to “Come build a city
Discover all we offer and how you can be a part of the action by visiting www.maricopa-az.gov.