6 restaurants coming to Gilbert's Heritage Marketplace; Phase 2 completed

Posted at 2:29 PM, Jun 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-24 23:10:29-04

LGE Design Build announced this week that construction on Phase 2 of Gilbert's Heritage Marketplace had been completed. The area is a multi-use space in downtown that will soon be home to trendy restaurants and shops.

Heritage Marketplace - LGE Design Build

In fact, six restaurants will be opening up late this year or early next year.

Here's a list of who's moving in:

  • Clever Koi - an Asian-inspired restaurant and craft cocktail bar.
  • Even Stevens - a sandwich shop that donates a sandwich to a local organization for every sandwich sold.
  • Farm + Craft - health eatery focuses on gluten-free, organic, hormone-free ingredients.
  • Grubstak - a fully made-to-order eatery where you choose the base (regular or waffle fries, roasted vegetables or Romaine spears) and then add toppings like meats, cheese, and sauce.
  • Sushi Brokers - a sushi restaurant that also serves fish, beef, chicken and pork.

The restaurants (except for Dierks) will be located within two buildings near Vaughn Avenue and Gilbert Road.

Co-owner Brad Kitchner (left) and Chef Gio Osso. Awe Collective.

Chef Gio Osso (Virtu Honest Craft) opened Nico's Heirloom Kitchen, a restaurant that offers a West Coast-inspired seasonal Italian menu, in May. It is located within the first phase of the marketplace.

Phase 1 of the marketplace was completed in 2014 and includes restaurants, Barrio Queen, Lo-Los Chicken & Waffles, Petersen's Old-Fashioned Ice Cream, Pomo Pizzeria and Zinburger.

Collectively it's an expansion that Mayor John Lewis calls a "renaissance" for Gilbert.

"The Heritage District, now more than ever, is a place where residents and visitors alike congregate to enjoy the entrepreneurial restaurants, retail, entertainment, learning and arts and culture developments," the mayor said in a prepared statement.


LGE said it has plans to continue the expansion south of Heritage Marketplace with another area tentatively called Gilbert Market for more restaurants, shops and entertainment. Construction dates have not yet been announced.