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Sonoran Desert Olive Oil Co.
The Sonoran Desert Olive Oil Co. opened a store in SanTan Village in November. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Sonoran Desert Olive Oil Co. opened a store in SanTan Village in November. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are three new developments for businesses on Williams Field Road in Gilbert.


A second location of the Sonoran Desert Olive Oil Company opened Nov. 18 in SanTan Village at 2206 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 104, Gilbert. The store offers a selection of balsamic vinegars and olive oils sourced from all over the world. It also has olive leaf teas. The company's first location is in Phoenix. 480-656-9076. www.sonorandesertoliveoil.com


Nascent Health
anticipates opening a wellness clinic at 115 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 101, Gilbert, some time in January. Its services include injections, IV therapies, microneedling, platelet rich plasma and regenerative therapies. 480-270-8318. http://nascenthealthclinics.com


Donaldson Watches and Repair is celebrating its 10th anniversary at 1464 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 103, Gilbert. The shop’s anniversary actually fell in March, but the company postponed marking it until after it reopened following COVID-19-related closures. 480-855-0839. www.donaldsonwatchrepair.com
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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