Village Square at Dana Park in Mesa Welcomes Popular Brazilian Restaurant Rodizio Grill

Village Square at Dana Park in Mesa Welcomes Popular Brazilian Restaurant Rodizio Grill

First Location in Arizona for Nationally-Acclaimed Steakhouse

Whitestone REIT announces Rodizio Grill, America’s First Brazilian Steakhouse, will soon open in Mesa’s premiere lifestyle shopping center, Village Square at Dana Park on South Val Vista Drive and the U.S Highway 60. Its first location in Arizona; The Grill will introduce an authentic Brazilian dining experience with a spirit of fun, adventure and alegria (happiness).

“Rodizio Grill offers an experience that transports you to Brazil, with all its culture and tastes. Here you can escape the ordinary. And it’s well suited for any occasion, whether it be a date night, business luncheon, or family celebration,” says Nick Clayton, co-owner of the new Rodizio Grill – Mesa, and owner of Rodizio Grill in Milwaukee.

Rodizio Grill holds three annual promotions unique to Rodizio Grill: Bacon Fest, Rodizio Americano BBQ Fest, and Wild Game Fest. These events offer the traditional Rodizio favorites alongside limited-time custom menu items created to tempt, challenge and dazzle taste buds.

Opening in a 6,900-square-foot space north of California Pizza Kitchen, the restaurant features rotisserie grilled meat, expertly seasoned and carved tableside by traditionally dressed Gauchos. While the meats are the main attraction, they are complemented with an award-winning gourmet salad bar, marked by original salads, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables and authentic hot side dishes.

Established in 1995 in Denver, Colorado, Rodizio Grill was the first Brazilian “churrasco” steakhouse in the United States and the Dana Park restaurant is the first location in Arizona.

“Over the past 20 years, the number one market request from guests has been from the Phoenix metropolitan area,” says Ivan Utrera, Founder and President of Rodizio Grill. “From our humble beginnings in Denver, Colorado, through our expansion throughout the nation, we’ve always wanted to be able to come here. We’re perfectly delighted to finally realize that dream.”

Other changes to Dana Park include the opening of Relax the Back, a specialty store that sells back support products and self-care solutions for customers seeking relief from back and neck pain, and, just in time for the Halloween season, the opening of Spirit Halloween Store. Additionally, there’s been a name change for the former Beauty Spot, now Flow Hair Society. The salon is an approved Aveda Salon Products distributor; a professional hair and skin care line using plant and flower-based products that are good for the environment.

Daniel Kovacevic, Whitestone REIT Regional Vice President, Southwest Region, said he is pleased to welcome Rodizio Grill, Relax the Back, Flow Hair Society and Spirit Halloween Store to the shopping center at Village Square at Dana Park.

“These exciting new establishments are fantastic additions to Dana Park as we work on perfecting the mix and determining the market needs for this high-profile shopping center,” Kovacevic says. “The Village Square at Dana Park has enormous appeal to locals and East Valley visitors and we are delighted to continue to contribute to the City of Mesa’s economic growth.”

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About Whitestone REIT

Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) is a fully integrated real estate investment trust ("REIT") that owns, redevelops, repositions, leases, manages and operates Community Centered PropertiesTM. Whitestone focuses on value creation in its community centers, concentrating on local service- oriented tenants. Whitestone's diversified tenant base provides service offerings including specialty retail, grocery, restaurants, medical, educational and financial services. Founded in 1998, the Company is internally managed with a portfolio of 70 commercial properties in Texas, Arizona and Illinois. For additional information about the Company, please visit

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