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Salt & Straw to Open at Epicenter at Agritopia in Gilbert

Already one of the East Valley’s go-to destinations for top-notch eateries and locally-owned artisan shops, Epicenter at Agritopia in Gilbert is gearing up to welcome Salt & Straw. The renowned Portland-based ice cream maker will open its first Arizona location this summer.

With names like Spinato’s, UnderTow, Belly, Matt’s Big Breakfast and Buck & Rider among its F&B tenants, Epicenter at Agritopia is already one of Gilbert’s hottest spots for grabbing everything from a morning cup of coffee to cocktails and oysters in the evening. Come Summer 2024, the mixed-use development will be a popular destination for satisfying a sweet tooth. With the arrival of Salt & Straw, Epicenter reaches a significant achievement of being 100 percent leased, making it a fully realized vision of community and commerce.

“We are very excited to welcome Salt & Straw to the Epicenter family,” says William Johnston, CEO, Johnston & Co., in a press release. “In addition to making some of the most elevated ice cream in the country, Salt & Straw is a beacon of community and creativity, which aligns perfectly with the spirit of Epicenter. Their dedication to crafting unique, locally-inspired flavors with a great story not only elevates our culinary landscape but also reinforces our dedication to creating spaces where people can come together and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.”

Salt & Straw is well-known for its partnerships with local farms and food artisans, epitomizing an ethos that aligns seamlessly with the Johnston family’s vision for Epicenter and Agritopia. “We’ve been looking for the perfect place in Phoenix for over five years, and finally found it in Epicenter at Agritopia—a community that pioneered the farm-to-table movement and is rooted so deeply in building a gathering space centered on connection,” says co-founder Kim Malek. “This felt serendipitous to us, and we can’t wait to join the neighborhood.”

Salt & Straw Gilbert will join beloved locations throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Florida and Nevada. In addition to its classic flavors (like Honey Lavender, Double Fold Vanilla and Arbequina Olive Oil), Salt & Straw will also bring its famous monthly rotating flavor menu to the Gilbert location.

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3150 E. Ray Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85296

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