By Tom Scanlon | East Valley Tribune
In southeast Mesa, Eastmark and Cadence developers have successfully turned cactus fields into thousands of high-end homes.
But many who moved into the new neighborhoods complain they are stuck in a “restaurant desert.”
Ask Peter Martens, an Eastmark resident since moving from Gilbert six months ago.
It would be nice to have these types of amenities closer instead of driving into Gilbert or Queen Creek,” he said.
When told about plans for the East Gate Plaza, which promises to bring a half-dozen restaurants to Elliot and Ellsworth roads, Martens was thrilled – adding that, it’s really a no-brainer.