By the Bucket heading toward soft opening Dec. 1

By the Bucket exterior
By the Bucket is preparing for a soft opening that it is seeking to have Dec. 1. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

By the Bucket is preparing for a soft opening that it is seeking to have Dec. 1. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

By the Bucket is hoping to have a soft opening of a Gilbert location Dec. 1 at 785 W. Warner Road, Ste. A112, Gilbert. The Italian restaurant serves hot spaghetti to go in a bucket and meatball sandwiches. Originating out of Payson with seven stores mostly in rural Arizona towns, the Gilbert location is one of eight planned to open soon in the Valley. http://www.bythebucket.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.