Compiled by Jenna-Lee Neff
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Billionaire Purchases Land Where CrackerJax Family Fun & Sports Park Is Located
After recent reports that CrackerJax Family Fun & Sports Park was sold to billionaire George Kurtz in a $55.5 million deal, CrackerJax management released a statement on the @CrackerJaxFunPark Facebook page and their website stating that the 30-year-old business was not sold, only the land that the amusement park operates on. “CrackerJax Family Fun & Sports Park Business has not been sold. We are open for business and continue to operate under the same ownership that has been proudly serving the Valley for 30 years,” says the statement from management. “Only the land on which CrackerJax is built has been sold so we simply have a new landlord. We are grateful to the support we are seeing from long time CrackerJax fans and people who have yet to experience what we have to offer. This gives us all a wonderful opportunity to relive those memories with our families or come make some brand-new ones!” crackerjax.com
Local Road Development
In March, the Scottsdale City Council approved an engineering services contract to widen Pima Road to four lanes. This expansion is set to occur along the stretch of road from Happy Valley Road to Jomax Road and includes intersection improvements, landscaped medians, bike lanes, sidewalks, trails to improve safety, and capacity and accessibility improvements for motor vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. The project will cost an estimated $1.45 million, with a noise study and identification of right-of-way needs expected to be completed by July 2023. Construction is expected to begin in the winter of 2024.
New Sports Book Clubhouse
A new Sports Book Clubhouse and restaurant for the Tournament Players Club is in the works. The project received approval from the Scottsdale Development Review Board and has obtained a Conditional Use Permit from the Scottsdale City Council. The project will include a 7,400 square foot patio and a wagering floor. scottsdaleaz.gov