First tenants for The Collab in Gilbert's Heritage District identified

The Collab
The Collab is a mixed-use development in the Heritage District of Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community impact Newspaper)

The Collab is a mixed-use development in the Heritage District of Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community impact Newspaper)

The Collab, a 40,500-square-foot mixed-use development of retail, restaurant and office space at 325 N. Ash St., Gilbert, in the Heritage District, finished construction in 2020 but will be getting its first retail and restaurant tenants in 2022.


Below are some of those tenants.

  • Candle Chemistry is anticipated to open in the spring. The shop allows customers to create a soy candle or body product with a custom scent. It hosts parties and also has a limited line of scents inspired by Arizona. Its other locations are in Scottsdale and Peoria. No opening date has been announced. https://candlechemistry.com

  • Rumble Boxing is planned to open in May or June. The boxing-inspired fitness boutique combines boxing with strength training in a 45-minute, high-intensity interval training class. 602-448-7247. www.rumbleboxinggym.com

  • Scoopwell’s Dough Bar is planned to open in August. The family-friend shop with what its owner describes as a whimsical, retro feel serves cookie dough, ice cream and sweet treats. This will be the second location with the first at Uptown Plaza in Phoenix. www.scoopwells.com

  • State Forty Eight Apparel is planned to open in April or May. It offers clothing for all that is inspired by Arizona. No opening date has been announced. It also has locations in Chandler and downtown Phoenix. https://statefortyeight.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.