Mesa will get its first Cheesecake Factory in late September. The restaurant chain will open its third East Valley location and fifth Arizona location at 6613 E. Southern Ave. near the Superstition Springs Center.
The Cheesecake Factory operates locations in Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix and Peoria.
Jim Szekeres, the building’s project manager, said his Scottsdale-based construction firm, G.B. Mannisto, has already started construction.
CLOTHING NOT GROCERIES
Fresh Produce, a clothing and accessories retailer for women and children, will open a store at Gilbert’s SanTan Village. The retailer specializes in light, casual clothing. SanTan Village, located near Williams Field Road and Loop 202, is set to open Oct. 26.
Red Robin is opening its Tempe Marketplace location early next month. The hamburger restaurant chain said it has started hiring 100 workers to staff the eatery at 19 S. McClintock Drive.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers was founded in 1969 and has 22 hamburgers on its menu, among other items. The company currently has 370 chain and franchise locations in the United States and Canada.
The Shops at Gainey Village in Scottsdale is getting a gourmet grocery store called Dish. The shopping center is located at Scottsdale and Double Tree Ranch roads.
The grocery, which will occupy the former site of a furniture store, will open in August, according to the shopping center’s management office.
Construction has started on the new Famous Dave’s Barbeque restaurant at Mesa Riverview near Loop 202 and Dobson Road.
John Erlandson, the franchisee, said the eatery will open in October. Minnesota-based Famous Dave’s has restaurants in Chandler and Peoria.
MORE IN MESA
The Fry’s Food and Drug supermarket at 1935 N. Stapley Drive in Mesa may get a gas station.
Plans for the fuel center are moving through the city’s design review process.
The Fry’s is located near the southeast corner of McKellips Road and Stapley Drive.