Hello, readers! And welcome back to the Briefcase. We have news this month about a well-known restaurant’s relocation, a swimming school’s expansion and what the heck is up on Higley Road.
Let’s start with the big one.
Co-founded by Mesa residents Ron and Jane Sciarro and Paul and Heather Preston, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools continues to expand locally with a new headquarters, and nationally with the introduction of its 100th swim school. Aqua-Tots has schools in 14 countries on three continents.
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools broke ground in January on its 12,000-square-foot headquarters. The new state-of-the-art facility, located in front of the flagship Aqua-Tots Swim Schools location on Greenfield Road and Southern Avenue in Mesa, will boast 6,000 square feet of office space and 6,000 square feet dedicated to Uncle Bear’s Grill and Tap. A functional rooftop deck will be completed by fall.
“Aqua-Tots Swim School has been a great community leader in Mesa for nearly 30 years,” Mayor John Giles said. “It is exciting to see a local business grow while providing vital services to children and families. Congratulations to the Sciarro and Preston families on their new Mesa headquarters and a job well done.”
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools launched its 100th swim school location in McKinney, Texas, in April, bringing the global franchise one step closer to its mission of impacting every community with life-saving swimming skills as early as 4 months old.
In restaurant news, Hacienda De Rosa’s Restaurante on McKellips closed abruptly in preparation for a relocation. The new restaurant’s address will be announced soon.
Craving Mexican? The owners advise foodies to visit its Rosa’s Mexican Grill at 328 E. University Drive in Mesa.
So, Higley and McKellips roads is bustling with construction workers. Wonder what’s going on there? We have the answers.
The massive, 85,554-square-foot project next south of McKellips Road on the west side of Higley Road is going to be a concrete tilt office warehouse. More information can be found at ZON18-00351 on Mesa’s website.
In the 5100 block of McKellips Road, west of Higley Road, a small coffeeshop is slated to open with two drive-thrus. The name is not immediately known, but according to zoning reports, customers will place their orders at the windows, instead of via speaker boxes.
For more information, visit the city of Mesa’s website and search ZON18-00580.
Wrapping up this month’s Business Briefcase is info on a curious company across from Sunshine Acres Children’s Home. Oversized Christmas decorations have appeared in front of the light blue buildings. It’s the home of Christmas Lights Decorators, issued under PMT 18-07660. We’ll have a story about it soon.
That’s it for this month! See you in August.
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