Cracker Barrel delays opening in Gilbert a week to Feb. 15

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's decor in Gilbert pays homage to the town's past, company officials said. (Courtesy Cracker Barrel Old Country Store)

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's decor in Gilbert pays homage to the town's past, company officials said. (Courtesy Cracker Barrel Old Country Store)

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store announced a one-week delay in opening its location at 1799 N. Higley Road, Gilbert. The opening is now scheduled for 7 a.m. Feb. 15. Each site of the chain features a gift store and a restaurant, both with a Southern, country theme. The Gilbert store will be the 15th in Arizona. The location's decor will pay homage to the town's history as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World." www.crackerbarrel.com
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.