Restaurant, retail and fitness tenants in Gilbert's Epicenter development prepare to open

Posted at 8:37 AM, Jul 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-27 11:37:02-04

GILBERT, AZ — Starting next month, retail tenants at Epicenter at Agritopia, a high-end mixed-use development in Gilbert near Ray and Higley roads, will start opening, and the majority of them should be operational before the end of the year.

The long-awaited mixed-use project, which is being developed by Agritopia founders Johnston & Co., will have 320 luxury residential units and nearly 50,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space.

Joe Johnston, founder of Johnston & Co. and a well-known Valley entrepreneur, said he’s been planning an Epicenter-like project since 2001, but the current iteration of the project started coming together in 2017.

Besides adding a multifamily element to his Agritopia community, he wanted to bring several high-quality restaurants and stores from around the Phoenix-area to this part of Gilbert.

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