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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2016


Barrio Brewing Company Coming to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
New Restaurant in General Aviation Center Expected to Open in Winter 2016

Mesa, AZ – The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Board of Directors today approved a 10-year lease with Kind Hospitality, Inc. for a restaurant and catering concession in the General Aviation Center located at 5803 S. Sossaman Road. Barrio Brewing Company is expected to be open in the winter.

“There are over 2,000 employees working at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and many others working within the Mesa Gateway District,” said Interim Executive Director/CEO J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E. “We’re confident that having a high quality restaurant like Barrio Brewing Company offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be wildly popular with the businesses and more than 10,000 college students located on the nearby ASU and Maricopa Community College campuses.” “Kind Hospitality, Inc. is a well-managed company with rich experience in restaurant management, owning 20 restaurants in Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas, including restaurants at Gateway and Sky Harbor airports,” O’Neill added.

The existing restaurant space within the General Aviation Center will be expanded to 3,900 SF and undergo a significant renovation to accommodate the Barrio Brewing Company operation.

“With the phenomenal growth at Gateway Airport and the adjacent Arizona State University Polytechnic campus, this is the place to do business,” said Candace Snorgrass, President/COO of Kind Hospitality, Inc. “We’re really excited to build the Barrio Brewery restaurant and bring the Barrio brand to the Mesa-Gateway community.”

Kind Hospitality, Inc. is licensing the Barrio Brewery brand from Dennis and Tauna Arnold. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and will serve alcohol.

About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport:
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA).  PMGAA consists of representation from Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix, and Apache Junction. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service to 38 cities via Allegiant and welcomes more than 1.4 million passengers each year. Gateway Airport also has 1,000 acres of undeveloped land available for future job growth in the East Valley.

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Media Contact:
Brian Sexton, Communications Manager
Phone: 480-988-7618
Email: bsexton@phxmesagateway.org