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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 02, 2011


Restaurants and Shop Open At Gateway Passenger Terminal
New Amenities Improve Travel Experience

MESA, Ariz. — Passengers flying out of Gateway Airport welcomed the opening of Paradise Bakery & Café, Copper Plate & Grill, and The Phoenix gift shop at the newly expanded Charles L. Williams passenger terminal.

Located beyond the security checkpoint, The Phoenix gift shop offers expanded shopping options including snacks, apparel, and tourism gifts. The Copper Plate & Grill, located across from The Phoenix provides a sit-down service experience, full bar, and satellite television.

“Gateway has earned a reputation of being easy to get in and out of and today all the talk is about Chef Gregory Casale’s green chile burgers at Copper Plate & Grill,” said Airport Executive Director, Lynn Kusy. “I believe we’ll see more of these restaurants across the Valley and we can then boast about being their first location.”

Located pre-security at the Terminal’s Baggage Claim, the new Paradise Bakery & Café provides visitors an option of grabbing a meal before going through security, packing for their flight, or dining while waiting for their friends and family to arrive.

“We are glad to serve the travelling public as well as the local community at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway. Gateway’s free 30-minute parking makes Paradise Bakery & Café a great option for the thousands of employees that work at Gateway's Airpark and the surrounding Campuses,” said PAFS - Paradise Bakery’s Nava Singam. “For those who are in a real hurry, they can call their order in advance.”

Advance orders and catering can be placed with Paradise Bakery at the Gateway Airport location by calling 480-388-3550.

About Chef Gregory Casale

Gregory Casale, former Executive Chef for Paradise Bakery & Café, has become one of the leading forces in the Arizona Culinary world achieving many local and national accolades with his culinary expertise, including three preliminary nominations for the James Beard Award for the Best Chef of the Southwest and induction into the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame in 2005.

About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
The Airport was established in 1994 and is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, which consists of the Gila River Indian Community, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, and Queen Creek. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service via Allegiant Air with flights to over 25 cities nationwide. For more information, visit www.phxmesagateway.org.

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