Buzzys reopens in time for Pioneer Days

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

The Jason Chiquete family were the first customers to enter the doors to place an order. Chiquete was instrumental in setting up the Facebook page titled Operation Rebuild Buzzys. (Diana Herrick photo)

Kearny native Lyndsey Bingham, (r), who now lives in Tucson, expresses her opinion after getting her order at Buzzys. (Diana Herrick photo)

A happy dance was in order while waiting in line at Buzzys last Saturday. (Diana Herrick photo)

Copper Basin News

The long awaited re-opening of the iconic Buzzys Drive In, located in Kearny, happened last Saturday and was met with an over-whelming response of loyal and Buzzys hungry patrons.

Lines began to form way before the 10 a.m. opening of the doors and snaked out over the parking lot and beyond by noon. Parking was limited and people used the Napa area and Hand-Me-Up Shop area to park. Walking to get in line didn’t seem to phase most people and the crowds kept coming all day and evening.

The re-opening date was extra special as it was held in conjunction with this year’s annual Pioneer Days celebration and many, if not hundreds who come home for the weekend’s events were able to again enjoy the treats reminding them of their youth.

The pre-existing Buzzys building was destroyed in a fire last August. After a six-month effort by the family owned business aided by many community members who volunteered their time and expertise, vanilla, chocolate and cherry Pepsis, green and red chili burros, burgers and fries, tacos, fry bread and much more are again available.

Vicki Clark (28 Posts)

Vicki started her career in the journalism field while attending Ray High School in Kearny with an excellent teacher who took her by the hand and guided her. She worked on the school newspaper and as a senior was a co-editor. Her dream was to go on to college to study journalism and eventually to travel the world reporting the news. This dream was interrupted by life circumstances. She stayed in Kearny and went to work for the Copper Basin News in 1964 as a typesetter. Her editor was Ira Q. Toler and he also was a good teacher. After marrying and having children, her desires to again work in the newspaper field surfaced. She responded to an ad for a position in advertising for the Copper Basin News which included selling, lay-out and design. She was hired on the spot. The business has greatly changed with technology and the introduction of desktop publishing. She was fortunate enough to be a part of it. She has now worked for Copper Area News Publishers on and off for over 30 years, starting when John Seater was the publisher. She has held many positions over the years, but is most proud to be named a reporter. She loves to write and is so grateful for being given that chance.

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Manuel Ramirez named principal at JFK Elementary

    8 hours ago

    Superior Sun There’s a new man at the helm of the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Superior.

    Copper Alliance hosting summer pie social

    9 hours ago

    The Superior Copper Alliance is hosting a pie social this Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Bill and Nancy Vogler, located at 502 Church St.

    New backpacks for Superior kids

    9 hours ago

    Students at Superior Schools last week participated in a Back to School Night. They had a chance to meet their teachers, reconnect with friends and even score new backpacks and school

    Superior Police Report

    9 hours ago

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write

  • Stories Just For You

    Copper Basin Chamber launches back-to-school drive

    9 hours ago

    Kearny – On Aug. 10, both the Ray and Hayden school districts will be starting the 2015-2016 school year.

    Zumba classes with Veronica Bracamonte

    9 hours ago

    Copper Basin News The cutest song has hit the pop music airwaves recently urging people to “shut up and dance.” This could be the motto for Zumba.

    Experiencing Bat Night at Kannally Ranch

    12 hours ago

    San Manuel Miner How much do you know about bats? Those tiny creatures made famous and infamous by a good guy and a not-so-good guy?

    Bounce, set, spike! Young athletes learn the basics of the game

    13 hours ago

    San Manuel Miner The first Mountain Vista Volleyball Camp was held at the MVS gymnasium.

  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather