On Wednesday, July 15, downtown Gilbert’s red-hot restaurant row in the historic Heritage District is about to get even tastier with the opening of Snooze, an A.M. Eatery (310 N. Gilbert Rd.) inside an all-new building built between Joyride Taco House and Oregano’s. Located just north of the intersection of Gilbert Road and Page Avenue, this custom-constructed 4,200 sq.-ft. space featuring an inviting glass storefront and an extensive dining patio will house the third Valley location of this popular breakfast and brunch hotspot. The new Gilbert location will showcase Snooze’s signature bold, colorful atmosphere and retro-futuristic décor, best described as The Jetsons meets Happy Days. Diners can settle in at one of Snooze’s famed ’tilt-a-wheel’ circular booths, or step through the series of rollaway garage doors and unwind on the expansive patio. And as always, Snooze will offer free coffee and games of corn hole and ping pong to anyone waiting for a table.
Founded in Denver, CO in 2006, Snooze opened its first Arizona location in Phoenix in November 2013, with a grand opening that raised funds for four handpicked nonprofits including Not My Kid and St. Mary’s Food Bank, the oldest food bank in the world. Snooze opened its second location in Tempe near ASU in December 2014 and partnered with Tempe Community Action Agency and Project C.U.R.E. as grand opening nonprofit partners. In total, Snooze has raised over $27,000 for Arizona-based charities during openings. Snooze Gilbert’s grand opening will raise funds for two handpicked nonprofit partners, the Gilbert Historical Museum and the Gilbert Education Foundation.