With the weather getting warmer — hopefully — check out Gilbert’s Jamaica Ice, a newly opened deli that offers tropical drinks made with ice cream, juice and frozen fruit.
There’s also deli wraps and salads to go with the house specialty, beer-battered fish tacos. Owned by two locals, Davis Chance and Josh Fearno, the eatery is at 323 S. Gilbert Road in J.D.’s homestead next to the farmhouse village.
That’s between Elliot and Warner roads on the east side of Gilbert Road.
A Wal-Mart Supercenter opened Wednesday on Hunt Highway in Pinal County, southeast of Queen Creek. The 203,041 square foot store is open 24-hours a day and has general merchandise as well as a grocery and a drivethrough pharmacy. There is also a Tire & Lube Express, a Subway, hair and nail salons, a portrait studio and a Desert Schools Federal Credit Union branch.
Savers will open its doors at 9 a.m. today at 2110 S. Power Road in east Mesa. There will be kids activities and chances to win shopping sprees and gift certificates.
Bargain-hunters should check out the Robinson’s-May clearance sale, expected to start April 2, at the Scottsdale Fashion Square store. It’s the only store with the clearance sale, being held as part of the store’s upcoming sale to another owner. The store is a victim of Federated’s purchase of Robinson’s May.
May 26 is the official opening date for Mesa Riverview’s 16-screen Cinemark Theater, Cinemark spokeswoman Valerie Shortall says. The date could change, depending on how construction goes.
The intersection of Loop 101 and Shea Boulevard is seeing a lot of action these days with the opening of a 32,000 square foot Marshall’s at the Scottsdale Fiesta, at the intersection’s southeast corner. After hitting the racks, check out Maloney’s on Shea, at the northwest corner, which will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday.
A new eatery, 7th Inning Stretch, will open in May at the northeast corner of 116th St. and Shea in Mountainside Plaza in north Scottsdale. The family-style sports grill is aimed at adults and kids active in sports leagues of all types and will combine a family-style restaurant with the fun and excitement of a sports bar, says owner Rick Davis.
EAT WELL, SMELL GOOD
Chandler Fashion Center is getting three new eateries and the Valley’s second Sephora. The fragrance and cosmetics store is slated to open in April and is located across from Coach. The only other Sephora is in Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Ruby’s Diner also will open this month while Hot Dog on a Stick will open in May in the food court. Meanwhile, Red Kilt will open its doors this spring in The Village, the outdoor area near the cinemas.