UPDATED: Gilbert restaurants, businesses respond to coronavirus

Heritage District
The Heritage District is seen along Gilbert Road from the rooftop patio of ilegal Modern Cocktail Kitchen. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Heritage District is seen along Gilbert Road from the rooftop patio of ilegal Modern Cocktail Kitchen. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated March 19 4:52 p.m.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued guidelines to restaurants, dining establishments and bars that urge the closure of dining on-site as part of public efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus. Here is how Gilbert restaurants and businesses are responding.

Heritage District

  • Barrio Queen is open for dine-in but limiting seating and is offering curbside service.

  • Bergies Coffee Roast House's indoor seating is closed, but outdoor seating remains available. No live music will be held for the remainder of March. Bergies coffee beans can be ordered online and shipped to customers’ homes.

  • Champions Sports Saloon is open normal hours but awaiting further decisions from the state or town.

  • Creamistry is encouraging people to order ahead to reduce the time spent in the shop.

  • Culinary Dropout is closing two hours early each night. It is offering 35 percent off takeout and curbside pickup orders.

  • Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row closed March 17 and is looking to reopen April 1.

  • The Farmhouse restaurant is doing pickup and delivery service only. Pickup is in the back of the restaurant.

  • Hundred North Bar Kitchen closed voluntarily March 17, but the open-air bar reopened March 18 and is awaiting a decision on what the town will do.

  • ilegal Modern Cocktail Kitchen's scheduled April 3 grand opening has been put on hold.

  • Joe’s Real BBQ closed its dining room and picnic park March 17 and is offering takeout and delivery services from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Orders can be made online, over the phone or at the order window on the south side of the restaurant.

  • Joyride Taco House East closed its dining room at 2:30 p.m. March 17 and moved to pickup or delivery with orders from the phone or through UberEats.

  • Kaleidoscope Juice is open for grab-n’-go, and guests are encouraged to call ahead for easy pickup. First responders and health care workers can get a free juice, smoothie or coffee by showing their badge when they check out.

  • Level 1 Arcade Bar has added cleanings and hand sanitizer stations.

  • Liberty Market has closed dine-in eating. Phone or walk-in orders are being taken for to-go orders.

  • Nico Heirloom Kitchen has changed hours until further notice. It is open 4-9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. weekends. It also offers curbside to-go orders.

  • O.H.S.O. Brewery has rolled its closing back to 8 p.m. but the bar and dining areas remain open until then.

  • Oregano's Pizza Bistro closed its dine-in service March 18. It is doing take-out and delivery.

  • Petersen's Ice Cream is to working to come up with a delivery and pickup plan but remains open in the meantime.

  • Pomo Pizzeria is closing its dining room an hour early each night. It now has set up online ordering and delivery.

  • Postino’s WineCafe East has moved to to-go orders and is encouraging curbside pickup over walk-in orders. Customers can call for specials that have been implemented during this period.

  • Romeo’s Euro Café is open but practicing social distancing by seating parties two to three tables apart and doing extra cleansing. Curbside pickup is now available for those who order.

  • So Cal Fish Taco Co. is open for normal business with additional cleanings.

  • Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, began taking online orders for pickup March 17.

  • Sushi Brokers is maintaining normal business orders until further notice.

  • Zinburger is closing an hour earlier at 8 p.m. It is offering 35 percent off takeout and curbside pickup orders.


Attempts to ascertain changes at other restaurants in the district were unsuccessful.

Other restaurants


  • Arizona BBQ Company is accepting no more than 10 people at a time in its dining room and is doing takeout, curbside pickup or delivery through its own platform. It is offering 10 percent off on first-time deliveries.

  • Arizona Wilderness Gilbert BrewPub has done to pickup-only service. It is working on delivery options.

  • Brooklyn V's Pizza, 894 E. Warner Road, Ste. 101, Gilbert, is maintaining normal operations.

  • Buddyz, A Chicago Pizzeria, 3611 E. Baseline Road, Ste. 102, Gilbert, has closed its dining room and is only doing online takeout or delivery.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings, 970 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, is closing at 9 p.m. for now and spacing out seating.

  • Casanova Brothers Pizza, 959 N. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, is restricting seat to space out parties to safe distances and not seating parties of eight or more. Business hours are normal but may close at 8 p.m. some nights depending on business.

  • Clean Juice, 2224 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 106, Gilbert in SanTan Village has reduced hours to 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and offers curbside pickup and third-party delivery.

  • Delta Life Fitness, 1515 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 101, Gilbert, is abbreviating its schedule to allow for additional cleaning, limiting class sizes to eight, adding distance between participants, and has closed its Kids Corner. In addition, it is giving free access to the community to online workouts it is hosting at 6:45 and 9:15 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. The workouts can be accessed through the studio's Facebook page.

  • Dog Haus Biergarten, 2224 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 107, Gilbert, in SanTan Village is temporarily closed.

  • Flancer's, 610 N. Gilbert Road, has closed its dining room but is open for pickup and delivery.

  • Garage East, 3000 E. Ray Road, Bldg. 7, is offering curbside pickup and delivery.

  • Genuine Fresche, 1686 N. Higley Road, Ste. 105, Gilbert, has closed dining room seating and is only offering call-ahead service with curbside pickup.

  • High Tide Seafood Bar and Grill, 2540 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, is open for dine-in. It is offering 10% off takeout.

  • HG (Higher Grounds) Roastery and Cafe, 2556 S Val Vista Dr #101, Gilbert, is only offering takeout, delivery, pickup, and curbside pickup service. It is accepting card transactions only. It is offering free delivery to businesses and residents within 2 miles through and online order system. Coffee bean and gift card specials are being offered.

  • Firehouse Subs has suspended dining room seating but is open for takeout or delivery. The chain has three Gilbert locations at 2894 S. Santan Village Parkway, Ste. 101, Gilbert; 4764 S. Higley Road, Ste. 106, Gilbert; and 2100 S. Gilbert Road, Ste. 11, Gilbert.

  • Nicantoni's Pizza, 323 S. Gilbert Road, Ste. 111, Gilbert, is opening for dining, takeout and delivery. It is practicing extra sanitizing and social spacing in the dining room. While schools remain closed, it has extended its kids-eat-free from Sunday to throughout the week.

  • The Nook, a Daytime Eatery, 3321 E. Queen Creek Road, Ste. 101, Gilbert, closed its dining room March 19 and is doing takeout service. It is looking at delivery options.

  • Peacock Wine Bar, 1525 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 108, Gilbert, has closed the bar room, but it is open for curbside delivery from 1-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

  • Phoenicia Mediterranean Grill, 1150 S. Gilbert Road, Ste. 104, Gilbert, is open for dine-in, takeout or delivery but wants to keep dine-in numbers to fewer than 10 people.

  • Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q, 1733 N. Higley Road, Gilbert, is offering dine-in, takeout, delivery and has added curbside pickup.

  • Rusty Taco, 1907 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 108, Gilbert, is only offering takeout, delivery or pickup service.

  • Sauce, 75 E. Rivulon Blvd., Gilbert, is open for dine-in, take-out or delivery.

  • Slate Bistro & Bar, 4415 E. Village Parkway, Gilbert, at the Trilogy Golf Club has closed its dining room and patio. It now has a curbside menu and service.

  • Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill in the SanTan Village at 2212 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, is temporarily closed.




Gilbert businesses


  • 212 Ice Cream Studio's two locations at 1551 E. Elliot Road, Gilbert, and 3305 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, are doing curbside pickup. Customers are asked to park and call inside for their order to be brought out.

  • Active Bodies—Personal Fitness & Nutrition Specialists, 1130 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 1, is limiting class sizes to safe maintain social distances and offering a temporary discount.

  • AR Workshop, 147 S. Higley Road, Ste. 103, Gilbert, has scaled back classes and class sizes but is offering "Take and Make" DIY kits to go with supplies and instructions that can be ordered and picked up at an appointed time.

  • Bahama Bucks' two Gilbert locations at 865 S. Cooper Road, Gilbert, and 3306 S. Higley Road, Ste. 106, Gilbert, are pickup or drive-through service only until further notice.

  • Patients of Brown Chiropractic and Acupuncture, 3451 S. Mercy Road, Ste. 101, Gilbert, may consult with Dr. Steven Brown via Telemedicine. Although Dr. Brown cannot write prescriptions, he can order imaging and lab tests. He can also order nutritional supplements and have them drop shipped to patients' homes if needed.

  • Cinnaholic, 1887 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 103, Gilbert, is doing takeout or online pickup ordering only.

  • Crumbl Cookies, 2473 S. Market St., Gilbert, has changed its hours to 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday and implementing heightened cleaning standards. The same changes are happening at 1240 E. Baseline Road, Mesa, on the Gilbert border.

  • CycleBar closed its location at 2484 S. Santan Village Parkway, Ste. 103, Gilbert, on March 16 for 14 days. CycleBar nationally is offering free workouts through Facebook Live.

  • Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 1435 E. Warner Road, Ste. 105, closed March 18 until at least March 30.

  • Fuschia Spa is closing all locations after March 19 until April 1. That includes its SanTan location at 3131 S. Market St., Ste. 106, Gilbert, and its Dana Park location on the Gilbert border at 1822 S. Val Vista Drive, Ste. 103, Mesa.

  • Golf Cart Parts Company, 1720 W. Elliot Road, Ste. 101, Gilbert, remains open as usual.

  • Highline Car Care, 1372 N. Marvin St., Gilbert, is open for normal business hours. The waiting room is open but the repair shop is encouraging customers to drop off cars for service.

  • HD South, 10 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, closed March 17 through at least March 31.

  • Kohl's is closing its stores nationally at 7 p.m. March 19 at least through April 1. The retailer has two Gilbert locations: 1121 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert; and 1497 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert. Customers can order home delivery through the company app or website.

  • Menchie's Frozen Yogurt's is offering only takeout and delivery service at its two Gilbert locations, 5022 S. Power Road, Gilbert, and at SanTan Village Marketplace at 3131 S. Market St., Ste. 111, Gilbert.

  • My Perfect Skin Clinic, 3459 E. Baseline Road, Ste. 5, Gilbert, is open and working by appointment.

  • Nothing Bundt Cakes, 2285 E. Baseline Road, Ste. 103, Gilbert, remains open and has delivery service.

  • Pennington Locksmith Company, 35 E Warner Road, Ste. 103, Gilbert, is open and maintaining normal business hours.

  • Perfect Fit Alterations, 2268 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, in the SanTan Village mall is open and starting to offer sewing classes.

  • SanTan Village, 2218 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, changed operating hours March 17 to 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Easter bunny photo sessions have been canceled, and customers who have made reservations can contact the vendor for refunds.

  • Schensema.Tax and Accounting, 1206 E. Warner Road, Ste. 101, Gilbert, remains open.




Readers and business owners can share updates with the Gilbert editorial team by emailing tblodgett@communityimpact.com. We will continuously update this story with restaurant and business news as announcements are made. Updated March 19 10:15 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued guidelines to restaurants, dining establishments and bars that urge the closure of dining on-site as part of public efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus. Here is how Gilbert restaurants and businesses are responding.

Heritage District



  • Barrio Queen is open for dine-in but limiting seating and is offering curbside service.



  • Bergies Coffee Roast House's indoor seating is closed, but outdoor seating remains available. No live music will be held for the remainder of March. Bergies coffee beans can be ordered online and shipped to customers’ homes.



  • Champions Sports Saloon is open normal hours but awaiting further decisions from the state or town.



  • Creamistry is encouraging people to order ahead to reduce the time spent in the shop.



  • Culinary Dropout is closing two hours early each night. It is offering 35 percent off takeout and curbside pickup orders.



  • Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row closed March 17 and is looking to reopen April 1.



  • The Farmhouse restaurant is doing pickup and delivery service only. Pickup is in the back of the restaurant.



  • Hundred North Bar Kitchen closed voluntarily March 17, but the open-air bar reopened March 18 and is awaiting a decision on what the town will do.



  • ilegal Modern Cocktail Kitchen's scheduled April 3 grand opening has been put on hold.



  • Joe’s Real BBQ closed its dining room and picnic park March 17 and is offering takeout and delivery services from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Orders can be made online, over the phone or at the order window on the south side of the restaurant.



  • Joyride Taco House East closed its dining room at 2:30 p.m. March 17 and moved to pickup or delivery with orders from the phone or through UberEats.



  • Kaleidoscope Juice is open for grab-n’-go, and guests are encouraged to call ahead for easy pickup. First responders and health care workers can get a free juice, smoothie or coffee by showing their badge when they check out.



  • Level 1 Arcade Bar has added cleanings and hand sanitizer stations.



  • Liberty Market has closed dine-in eating. Phone or walk-in orders are being taken for to-go orders.



  • Nico Heirloom Kitchen has changed hours until further notice. It is open 4-9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. weekends. It also offers curbside to-go orders.



  • O.H.S.O. Brewery has rolled its closing back to 8 p.m. but the bar and dining areas remain open until then.



  • Oregano's Pizza Bistro closed its dine-in service March 18. It is doing take-out and delivery.



  • Petersen's Ice Cream is to working to come up with a delivery and pickup plan but remains open in the meantime.



  • Pomo Pizzeria is closing its dining room an hour early each night. It now has set up online ordering and delivery.



  • Postino’s WineCafe East has moved to to-go orders and is encouraging curbside pickup over walk-in orders. Customers can call for specials that have been implemented during this period.



  • Romeo’s Euro Café is open but practicing social distancing by seating parties two to three tables apart and doing extra cleansing. Curbside pickup is now available for those who order.



  • So Cal Fish Taco Co. is open for normal business with additional cleanings.



  • Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, began taking online orders for pickup March 17.



  • Sushi Brokers is maintaining normal business orders until further notice.



  • Zinburger is closing an hour earlier at 8 p.m. It is offering 35 percent off takeout and curbside pickup orders.






Attempts to ascertain changes at other restaurants in the district were unsuccessful.

Other restaurants



  • 212 Ice Cream Studio's two locations at 1551 E. Elliot Road, Gilbert, and 3305 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, are doing curbside pickup. Customers are asked to park and call inside for their order to be brought out.



  • Arizona Wilderness Gilbert BrewPub has done to pickup-only service. It is working on delivery options.



  • Clean Juice, 2224 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 106, Gilbert in SanTan Village has reduced hours to 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and offers curbside pickup and third-party delivery.



  • Dog Haus Biergarten, 2224 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 107, Gilbert, in SanTan Village is temporarily closed.



  • High Tide Seafood Bar and Grill, 2540 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, is open for dine-in. It is offering 10% off takeout.



  • Firehouse Subs has suspended dining room seating but is open for takeout or delivery. The chain has three Gilbert locations at 2894 S. Santan Village Parkway, Ste. 101, Gilbert; 4764 S. Higley Road, Ste. 106, Gilbert; and 2100 S. Gilbert Road, Ste. 11, Gilbert.



  • Rusty Taco, 1907 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 108, Gilbert, is only offering takeout, delivery or pickup service.



  • Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill in the SanTan Village at 2212 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, is temporarily closed.






Gilbert businesses



  • AR Workshop, 147 S. Higley Road, Ste. 103, Gilbert, has scaled back classes and class sizes but is offering "Take and Make" DIY kits to go with supplies and instructions that can be ordered and picked up at an appointed time.



  • Nothing Bundt Cakes, 2285 E. Baseline Road, Ste. 103, Gilbert, remains open and has delivery service.



  • SanTan Village, 2218 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, changed operating hours March 17 to 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Easter bunny photo sessions have been canceled, and customers who have made reservations can contact the vendor for refunds.






Readers and business owners can share updates with the Gilbert editorial team by emailing tblodgett@communityimpact.com. We will continuously update this story with restaurant and business news as announcements are made.
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By Tom Blodgett

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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