In case you missed it local station News Channel 3 came to Gilbert last week as part of their summer field trip Fridays. Bergies had the wonderful opportunity to be their host for the four hour program. It was great to be a part of the show that highlighted some of what makes our Gilbert community special.
We were honored to have visits from our Mayor John Lewis, police and fire representatives, in addition to other city personnel who work hard for the benefit of our community. Not only were local attractions like our world renowned Riparian Preserve highlighted but we really got the chance to showcase many of the new and existing offerings right here in our historic downtown.
This area of Gilbert may be known for all of our amazing dining, (we have had 5 new eating establishments open in just the past year with more to come in the near future) but we have so much more than great food to offer. St Xavier University will have its grand opening on August 4th, a first for Gilbert in regard to degree level education.
We also have a state of the art photo lab and art studio, antique shops, and a one of a kind party supply/studio store right here in downtown. In addition, you can workout here (recommended after partaking in all of the good food) get a tattoo, get salon services or have your car worked on just to name a few activities outside of eating. Coming soon we will also welcome a new retail shop named “Rocket Fizz” that specializes in throwback candies and an unbelievable variety of soda pop.
As exciting as all the new change is we hope you don’t forget about what this district is really all about, our heritage. We have a fantastic opportunity to learn all about it right here by taking time to visit the Gilbert Historical Museum . If you haven’t yet checked it out you are missing out on a gem. The museum not only has great artifacts on display it has a knowledgable staff that provides great service and education. If your lucky, while you are there you may also be able to observe the quilters that meet regularly at the museum and witness an amazing art project in progress.
I believe the thing that makes our area of Gilbert truly special is our connection to the past. There is a walking tour of the historical buildings in our district with many of them marked with plaques that give a brief history of the building. Better yet most of these buildings owners are working the business’ and on any given day you might be able to catch them for a minute or two to share the history of their building. So I challenge you to look a little deeper next time your here so much can be learned from study of our past!
I hope to see you soon at Bergies to not only experience our great drinks and atmosphere, but to also appreciate whats great in our community. Thanks as always for your continued support we couldn’t stay here without you.
If you missed our clip on news channel 3 and you want to check it out here is the link