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Thirsty Lion announces third Arizona location in Gilbert

Thirsty Lion

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, the restaurant concept that opened its first Arizona restaurant at Tempe Marketplace in 2011, announced its expansion in metro Phoenix with a third location set to open at SanTan Village in Gilbert. Slated for a March 2016 opening, the SanTan location will be located at 2218 E. Williams Field Rd… Read More →

New Menchie’s store in Gilbert celebrates grand opening


Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt (, known for its rotating flavors and toppings and its mission to make every guest smile, will be celebrating with week-long deals, fun activities and FREE frozen yogurt beginning this Saturday. Saturday, September 19th: Free 8 oz. yogurt (11am-1pm), free t-shirts to the first 25 guests, a balloon artist and a free family friendly… Read More →

ACA announces spring Innovation Challenge winners


The Spring 2015 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge culminated today as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced the six winning companies. These grant recipients represent early-stage Arizona companies that are creating innovative technological solutions with the potential for significant economic impact.  The Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients are: • CampusLogic – Gilbert, AZ… Read More →

Alliance Residential buys multifamily site in Gilbert

Broadstone Civic Center

DTZ announced that Broadstone Civic Center, LLC (Alliance Residential) purchased a 13.72 acre, 256-unit multifamily development site located south of the southwest corner of Warner Road and Civic Center Drive in Gilbert for $3.85 million ($$15,039 per unit). The seller was AZ Gilbert Holdings 2, LLC (an entity formed by Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.). DTZ… Read More →

Michael Pollack unveils biggest challenge of career

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, Cheryl Pollack, Michael Pollack and Gilbert Mayor John Lewis. Photos courtesy of Pollack Investments.

Real estate entrepreneur and Valley philanthropist Michael Pollack of Pollack Investments has transformed hundreds of shopping centers, totaling more than 10-million square-feet of space, but never in his 40+ years of rehabbing centers has Pollack made this dramatic of a transformation until now. Pollack unveiled his rehabilitated shopping center at Gilbert and Ray Roads in Gilbert,… Read More →

Maracay Homes introduces new community in Chandler

Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.

Maracay Homes is celebrating the opening of its latest residential community, Layton Lakes, with a neighborhood gathering from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 23. The gated community is Maracay’s second Chandler neighborhood to open this year.   Located on Layton Lakes Boulevard, east of Gilbert Road, the neighborhood lies within the Layton Lakes master-planned… Read More →

Rents spike as vacancy continues to tighten

Market report supplied by Colliers International THE BROADER VIEW The Greater Phoenix multifamily market continued to ride a wave of momentum to start 2015. Robust renter demand for units fueled another vacancy improvement, rents surged and sales prices posted additional gains. Healthy employment growth is the driving force behind renter demand, and the new units… Read More →

SRP customer shares ways to save on utility bill


With a little planning, Aprilee Peña, a Gilbert mother of three, will save money on her energy bills this summer, while keeping cool and comfortable. The Peña family is one of more than 100,000 customers who are already on the SRP EZ-3™ Price Plan. Last year, the Peña’s saved close to $300 by limiting energy use… Read More →

Valley model Christa Sandstrom could ‘go global,’ experts say


“I have a good feeling Christa Sandstrom is that Arizona fresh face that will actually go global,” Brian Hill, executive director of Phoenix Fashion Week, said about the emerging model who is a Gilbert native. Featured in major publications such as Mainsteam Magazine, Glamour Magazine Italy and Runway Magazine, Christa Sandstrom is being recognized as… Read More →

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles opens at Heritage Marketplace

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LGE Design Build has completed construction of Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles at Heritage Marketplace, a family friendly, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use development in downtown Gilbert. Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, 366 N. Gilbert Road, is now open. The 4,300-square-foot restaurant offers a full bar with several large television screens and outdoor seating that draws energy from the street.  … Read More →

Williams Landing Apartments sell for $4.15M

ORION Investment Real Estate announced the sale of Williams Landing Apartments, a 72-unit apartment complex in Gilbert, Arizona, for $4,150,000.  Jackie Allen, Vice President of Multifamily Investments at ORION marketed the property and negotiated the transaction.   Williams Landing Apartments is a two-story community consisting of 72 rental units. The property was built in 1982 using… Read More →

Voit sells two multi-tenant retail centers

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

Darren Tappen, SVP, and Matthew Ault, senior associate, in Voit Real Estate Services’ Phoenix office along with Peter Beauchamp, SVP, in Voit’s Irvine office have successfully directed the sale of two multi-tenant retail centers in the Gilbert submarket with a combined transaction value of $9,861,250. The 24,533 square-foot retail center known as Rodeo Park Plaza… Read More →

Renner’s hustle pays off with Orangetheory

The area developer of Orangetheory Fitness and her husband decided to give back by taking a trip led by Return Hope International and opening a water well in the slums of Africa. Photo by Robin Sendele, AZ Big Media

Looking back at her college bio, Becky Renner recollects writing, “I want to run a fitness facility with my husband.” Renner’s enthusiasm for the world of fitness gave her the determination needed to reach her dream career as an area developer of Orangetheory Fitness. Renner married her college sweetheart, Travis Renner, and had four children.… Read More →

Money Ranks Gilbert 22nd Most Livable City

downtown Gilbert AZ

Gilbert has received yet another recognition as one of the best places to live in the country.  Time’s Money Magazine has ranked the city as the 22nd Most Livable Small City in America. The study reviewed 781 cities with populations between 50,000 to 300,000, comparing factors ranging from the local economy and housing market to… Read More →