Four businesses that have opened or are coming to Gilbert

Life Storage
Life Storage opened a facility in northeast Gilbert on June 11. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Life Storage opened a facility in northeast Gilbert on June 11. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are four businesses that have opened or are coming to Gilbert.

Now open

  • Life Storage opened a new location June 11 at 1485 N. San Benito Drive, Gilbert. The facility has all climate-controlled units with 24/7 surveillance and extended access hours from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. 480-681-7959.

  • Tread Connection opened its mobile tire and wheel service July 1 from 522 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 106, Gilbert. It sells tires and offers other services from vans that come to customers’ homes. 480-878-6100.

Coming soon

  • El Taco Santo will open a location in the Gilbert Warner development at Gilbert and Warner roads in 2021. It will serve Sonoran-style Mexican food. It started as a food truck based out of Gilbert, then added a brick-and-mortar location in Ahwatukee.

  • Matty G’s Steakburgers & Spirits, a neighborhood grill adorned with sports memorabilia, will open this fall at 3373 E. Queen Creek Road, though no date has been finalized. It specializes in burgers and hot dogs. This will be the fourth Valley location of the restaurant.

By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

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.


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