Cactus Valley Pool Supply is planning a rapid expansion throughout the East Valley. The Gilbert-based chain of retail pool supply stores, will open five new stores by the end of June.
The stores will be located at the northwest corner of McQueen and Riggs Road in Chandler, the southwest corner of Power and McDowell roads and the southeast corner of Greenfield and McKellips roads in Mesa, the southeast corner of Lindsay and Warner roads in Gilbert, and the US 60 and Superstition Mountain Drive in Gold Canyon.
Developers of Mountain Vista Marketplace, a proposed 114,000-acre mixed use center at the northwest corner of Signal Butte and US 60 in Mesa, are planning to open the first phase in late summer 2008.
Officials with DeBartolo Development said unspecified problems that could have put the project in jeopardy are close to getting resolved with the city.
A news release from the developer said officials hope to attract some casual dining options and potentially one or two hotels, including one with a full line of services and conference facilities.
Pirates Fish & Chips recently opened a restaurant near Gilbert and Warner roads in Gilbert.
Tim Martin, the restaurant’s owner, opened the seafood eatery six weeks ago.
Martin said the food is low on grease and is moderately priced with the highest entree being $8.
Pirates, a family owned group of restaurants that started 25 years ago, has five locations in the Valley.
Burlington Coat Factory, a clothing retailer, is planning to open as many as four new stores in the Valley during the next two years.
Bruce Hackel, director of real estate for the company’s western region, said Burlington was eyeballing every area from Gilbert to Sun City for locations.
“We love Phoenix,” he said. “(The Valley) has been good to us.”
The new stores would double the size of the company’s presence in the Valley where it operates four stores, including one in Mesa and one in Tempe.