A Gilbert businessman has discovered an innovative way to cater to video game fans.
Dan Benzer, owner and operator of Gamin’ride, took a gaming lounge and stuck it inside a 32-foot custom trailer.
Benzer said his gaming trailer can accommodate up to 16 players and is equipped with flat screens and Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation 3 game consoles. The service costs $289 for the first two hours and $85 for each additional hour.
Benzer, who started his business in December, sells his service for private parties, fundraisers and corporate events.
“We bring the unit right to the residents or the business or wherever the event’s going to be,” he said
Go to www.gaminride.com for more information.
RA IN MESA
Put down the meat and potatoes, Mesa residents. You’re about to get some uncooked fish.
Ra, a Scottsdale-based chain of sushi restaurants, will open a new eatery Thursday on Val Vista Drive south of U.S. 60. The restaurant is among the newest additions to Dana Park Village Square and is the company’s first foray into Mesa.
If you’re more of a salad person, a Sweet Tomatoes is headed to Power and Ray roads in Gilbert.
The salad buffet chain, founded in 1978, also features soups, baked goods and pasta.
NEW PAINT STORE
If sprucing up your home was among your list of failed New Year’s resolutions, it’s not too late.
Dunn-Edwards Paints opened its new store in Ahwatukee Foothills on Warner Road, just west of Interstate 10. The store features more than 1,600 colors of paint, cleaning supplies and other products.
LAVIE NAILS OPENS
Class yourself up at the new LaVie Nails on Ray Road, west of Val Vista Drive in Gilbert. The store caters to women and men.
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers has opened at SanTan Village shopping center at Williams Field Road and the Santan Freeway stretch of Loop 202. The store sells men’s suits, leisure wear and accessories.
A new Circle K is open at Warner and Higley roads in Gilbert. The store also has gas pumps.