Gilbert, Arizona, is one of Arizona’s most rapidly growing communities. In spite of a population of over 100,000 people, Gilbert is incorporated as a town, which exhibits a unique old-world charm alongside up-to-the-minute features. This engaging town character is apparent in Gilbert’s charming downtown area.
Joe’s Real Barbeque
301 North Gilbert Road
When visiting the Gilbert, Arizona downtown area, you’ll want to stop in to Joe’s Real B.B.Q. Located along North Gilbert Road, this special eatery draws enthusiastic customers from all over the East Valley. Joe’s serves up home-style barbeque ribs, chicken and pork, along with mouth-watering side dishes and deserts. The service is cafeteria style, and the atmosphere is nostalgic housed in an old-fashioned brick building with outdoor picnic tables. When in town, you won’t want to miss this downtown Gilbert destination.
Norwood Furniture Store
216 North Gilbert Road
Walk just across the street from Joe’s Real Barbeque, and you find Norwood Furniture Store, a family-owned business with an onsite design team. This friendly store prides itself on customer service, and also on providing exquisite furnishings at a reasonable rate. Even if you’re not in the market to buy, its fun to just stop in and browse through the latest designs.
C & J’s Antiques & Gardens
40 North Gilbert Road
A further down the street, you may also enjoy exploring C & J’s Antiques & Gardens, a delightful place featuring antique collectibles and an outdoor garden.
In the summer of 2008, the building of a new $10 million dollar mixed-used complex, featuring residential, retail and commercial space, is scheduled to commence. This center, to be called” Heritage Marketplace,” will give Gilbert’s downtown area contemporary shopping and leisure options, along with adding jobs and economic development. This exciting new endeavor will add inspiration, to an already popular Heritage District.