Building 1 at Epicenter is shown in this rendering. The vertical mixed-use development anticipates opening in fall, and Buck & Rider restaurant is the newest announced tenant. (Courtesy Johnston & Co.)
Phoenix seafood and steak eatery Buck & Rider will open its second location in Agritopia’s Epicenter development near Higley and Ray roads in Gilbert this fall. Buck & Rider serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch with live music. The restaurant has West Coast, East Coast and Gulf Coast fisherman as well as oyster farm partners. It also serves guests with contemporary dishes including fresh seafood flown in daily. Guests can also choose crafted cocktails, a raw bar, hand-rolled sushi and fresh vegetables.www.buckandrider.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.