Epicenter at Agritopia adds Buck & Rider from LGO Hospitality
Epicenter, the vertically integrated high-end mixed-use community and retail destination at the heart of Agritopia, will welcome Buck & Rider from LGO Hospitality into its dynamic tenant mix. Buck & Rider continues to set the standard in the Arizona hospitality industry, reflecting a sophisticated style that attracts a young and demanding clientele who understands authenticity, appreciates a quality and fun dining experience and the fruits of freshest sea the state has to offer.
Designed by prominent and local architect, Cathy Hayes with Hayes Inc. Architecture / Interiors, this third location for Buck & Rider in Arizona will occupy the flagship space of the Epicenter, including a spacious, dynamic indoor dining room and bar. of 6800 square feet, plus over 4000 square foot patio and patio bar.
“LGO Hospitality is honored to have cultivated some of the most successful brands in the state’s burgeoning food scene,” said Emily Collins, vice president of growth and development. “Our partnerships and location selections are greeted with great intention as we grow. We are honored to align with such an iconic and respected company and trusted team at Johnston & Co., a strong and natural fit for all of us to help set the tone and expansive vision for refined culinary and cultural experiences at Gilbert and its surroundings. . “
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“Arizona is home to some of the best operators in the country,” said Joe Johnston, president and founder of Johnston & Co. bringing them together in a place where their collective talents can shine. We think it serves Agritopia®, the town of Gilbert and the Valley. Buck & Rider is certainly the cornerstone of the plan, bringing passion, craftsmanship and joy to the community. “
Buck & Rider, known for its legendary raw bar and appealing happy hour, also serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch with live music. The menu showcases fishing and oyster farming partners from the west, east and Gulf coasts to serve patrons contemporary dishes, including the freshest seafood shipped daily. The steak program includes LGO Reserve, the first in Arizona to receive a private USDA label. Guests will also enjoy expertly crafted cocktails, a raw bar, hand-rolled sushi and farm-fresh vegetables. During dinner, guests will experience the excitement of seeing our flap board split in real time with details of the six fresh fish, cut in place and turned throughout the day, as well as a selection of oysters constantly evolving.
“This is another first for the East Valley,” said William Johnston, CEO of Johnston & Co. “Buck & Rider is a personal favorite, and we are delighted to bring this unprecedented experience to Gilbert. Our team has remained committed to aligning with the best companies and the partnership with LGO Hospitality is a prime example of this commitment. “
Buck & Rider will join top retail and food service tenants including Belly Kitchen & Bar, Bunky Boutique, Matt’s Big Breakfast, Peixoto Coffee and UnderTow to name a few. Additionally, alongside Epicenter is a concept offering a new approach to convenience, Air Guitar which serves the “Little Luxuries of Life ™” under one stylish and practical roof and is slated to open on September 9th.
Located above the Main Street-style shopping destination, The Tyler at Epicenter will feature 320 luxury apartments. Developed by StreetLights Residential, The Tyler will feature studios, one, two and three bedroom layouts with stone countertops, two stunning finishes, upgraded GE stainless steel appliances, dimmable decorative lighting, urban locker rooms, rain showers and 10 foot ceilings. Residents can expect designed spaces and coworking nooks with a greenhouse-inspired conference room that doubles as a lounge at night. The Tyler has luxury amenities, including a resort-style swimming pool with cabanas, garages with electric charging stations, 24-hour access to parcel lockers, dry cleaning service, fitness center. State-of-the-art form, bicycle storage and rentals and a pet spa offer residents more ways to enjoy Agritopia® to its maximum. The Tyler is the fourth project developed by StreetLights Residential in Arizona and will join The Ryan, The Angela and The Cameron in the West Coast portfolio.
The best Epicenter retailers are expected to open to the public in late 2021 and early 2022, while residential pre-rental at The Tyler is currently underway. To learn more about life at The Tyler, please visit www.TheTylerGilbert.com.
For more information on Epicenter and a complete list of tenants, please visit www.epicenteratagritopia.com.