Creative Leather knocked down 11 walls in its showroom,
Creative Leather reopened in late June at 2810 S. Market St. in SanTan Village Marketplace after knocking down 11 walls for a more open feel to its showroom and clearance center. The company handcrafts custom leather furniture. 480-287-5600. http://creativeleather.com
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.