Carniceria Durango

Carniceria Durango

Michelle Meraz owns and manages this specialty Mexican grocery and full-service local butcher shop in Buckeye, AZ.  Locals come for the fresh cuts of meat prepared daily.  Whether you are looking for hanger steak, ribs, boneless skinless chicken breast, or fish, Carniceria Durango has what you need. Walk in with a recipe and the butcher will give you cooking tips.  Michelle also offers homemade Mexican dishes for indoor dining or take out.  Like so many merchants in the downtown of Buckeye she has also spent much time and effort restoring this 1920’s classic storefront building within the last few years.

Building located left hand corner is the building in the 1920’s
2014 was the year of extensive remodeling for Carniceria Durango Building

Carniceria Durango, 502 Monroe Avenue, Buckeye, Arizona 85326 623-386-7002

Public Art for Buckeye

Public Art is part of our history, part of our evolving culture and our collective memory. Public Art reflects and reveals our society and adds meaning to our cities. Jerome is rooted in mining, Payson is Mountain country and Yuma was founded on frontier justice. Buckeye Main Street Coalition is facilitating the design and fabrication of sculpture to represent the heritage of Buckeye with iconic symbols such as a tractor, rodeo barrel racer, rodeo roper, cotton boll and honoring our local servicemen and women.

TRACTOR

BARREL RACER

ROPER

COTTON BOLL

These iconic symbols of Buckeye will be incorporated with and attached to refuse containers as function as well as art for downtown.  Powers-Leavitt Insurance, Buckeye Main Street Coalition and the City of Buckeye are covering the costs of fabrication and installation.

Buckeye Public Art – Locations for Art

Buckeye Public Art – Locations for Art

Fabrication of each sculpture will take place at the Buckeye Union High School Welding Shop by students and instructor, Hondo Jimenez. The 5 sculptures will be located in various locations in front of Buckeye City Hall and 6th Street Plaza just south of the City Hall. There will be one sculpture located at Benbow Veteran’s Memorial Park just west of City Hall. Completion of project scheduled for June 30, 2016. The permit for construction has been approved and fabrication will begin after Spring Break! More updates to follow on this exciting project!

By: Lara Serbin, Buckeye Main Street Coalition

Buckeye Days Steak Dinner and Auction

As deep stretched shadows crept into the night and the last ferocious bull returned to the chute, Dan Fowley the announcer of the Buckeye Days Senior Pro Rodeo belted out in his animated throaty style that it’s time for steak dinner and auction! Stands were packed to the brim last Saturday January 30th  at the Helzapoppin’ Arena on Miller Road in Downtown Historic Buckeye, Arizona which meant tons of hungry rodeo fans lining up for steak dinner at about 5 o’clock.  Marlyn Gregerson a retired Arizona Machinery employee, Sam Rose and Jay Sylvester of Buckeye Valley Fire District cooked thick cut steaks supplied by Butcher and Farmer Market over open fire.  This year like previous years the dinner and auction took place in the northwest corner edge of the Helzapoppin’ Arena, tables were arranged on a new concrete slab provided by the City of Buckeye. Displayed alongside the open air dining were about 130 auction items that rodeo fans could sum up while waiting for steaks to be grilled.

Auction Items at the Steak Dinner

Auction Items at the Steak Dinner

Steak Dinner at Sunset Buckeye Days 2016

Steak Dinner at Sunset Buckeye Days 2016

The Buckeye Days Auction is a fundraiser that benefits the Buckeye Rotary and Lions Clubs. Every dollar goes back to the community towards Buckeye Union High School District college scholarships. Items get donated by local businesses like Micaela Meraz who donated a piñata from the Carniceria Y Taqueria Durango.

Rachel Moses, hand-built bar for Auction

Rachel Moses, hand-built bar for Auction

Micaela Meraz with her piñata for the Auction

Micaela Meraz with her piñata for the Auction

Items such as artwork, collectibles, your brother’s bowie knife, power tools, tickets to local sporting events, gift baskets, and so much more were all donated.  Buckeye Days Auction also showcases local talent like Rachel Moses who built a bar made from reclaimed wood crates, redwood and corrugated metal. If you want to be entertained, come to next year’s Buckeye Days Steak Dinner Auction and feel good about items you purchase to help our kids go to higher education and have fun while you’re doing it!  By: Lara Serbin, Buckeye Main Street Coalition Like us on Facebook: Buckeye Main Street Coalition Follow us on Instagram: BUCKEYE_MAINSTREET