Eloy gets its first Starbucks. I wonder if there are any independent coffee houses in or near Eloy? Maricopa, Florence, Apache Junction, Casa Grande and Coolidge are getting all the attention because of their expected growth. But it’s Eloy that will lay claim to Pinal County’s first stand-alone Starbucks. The 2,000-square-foot drive-through shop is expected to open this fall along Interstate 10 at Sunland Gin Road near the Interstate 8 interchange. “It’s far away from the downtown part of Eloy,” Ma said. “It’s almost 10 miles away. It’s really not going to affect local people. It’s more for the freeway traffic.” Arizona has 238 Starbucks locations. Pinal County’s only other location is at the Safeway in Casa Grande. Of the state’s 32 drive-through Starbucks, seven are outside of Maricopa or Pima counties.