Mountainside Fitness and QuikTrip First Tenants for Arrival At Cadence, New Commercial Center Project in Mesa

(MESA, Ariz.) — Arizona-based real estate investment and development company Harvard Investments announces the start of their new commercial center, Arrival at Cadence, as part of their Cadence at Gateway master-planned community in Mesa, with Mountainside Fitness Center and QuikTrip as the first commercial tenants.

Based in Arizona, Mountainside Fitness provides a variety of amenities to help customers achieve their fitness goals. The 40,000-square-foot Cadence location will feature top-of-the-line equipment, state-of-the-art childcare and more than 80 group fitness classes, including Zumba, cycling with a live DJ, Flow Yoga, Step, HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and more.

“We expect the new commercial center, Arrival at Cadence, to provide our residents and neighbors with the utmost in convenient, quality services,” said Tim Brislin, Vice President of Harvard Investments. “Moving forward with our commercial center is the next step in exceeding the lifestyle expectations for Cadence at Gateway. It’s great to be a part of the larger Gateway community, and these two new additions will make a difference in a lot of people’s week! ”

Mountainside Fitness Chief Executive Officer Tom Hatten said his organization is thrilled to become a part of Arrival at Cadence.

“Mountainside Fitness was founded on one simple idea: to be the friendliest fitness center in town,” Hatten said. “We look forward to bringing our custom services and well-trained staff to the Cadence community. We continually strive to add more value to our services to make people happy, fit and grow closer as a community.”

Personal services at Mountainside will include personal training, a chiropractor, massages, physical therapy, executive lockers, and Sonora Quest lab tests.

In addition to Mountainside Fitness, QuikTrip will open a 4,993-square-foot convenience store, gas station and QT KitchenÒ in the Arrival at Cadence commercial center. QuikTrip is well-known for its fresh, made-to-order food, premium specialty drinks and tasty frozen treat selections. With 119 locations across the state, QuikTrip is rated as one of Arizonans’ favorite places to fill more than their gas tanks – receiving high marks for fuel quality, customer service and fresh food selection.

“We are eager to expand our footprint and unparalleled customer service to individuals and families in the Mesa Gateway area as a part of Cadence’s new commercial center,” shared Mike Thornbrugh, manager of public and governmental affairs for QuikTrip. “We would like to begin construction as soon as possible and hope to open our doors to our loyal customers in early 2021.”

The Cadence QuikTrip location will have 16 car service for gas, its signature QT KitchenÒ with fresh hot sandwiches, XL and personal pizzas, soft pretzels, customizable specialty drinks, frozen drinks, fresh-brewed teas and will be open 24 hours.

Said Brislin, “We’re all about making life easier, and we know QuikTrip’s incomparable service and selection  will be a welcome addition to Cadence and the growing Gateway corridor!”

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About Mountainside Fitness

Mountainside Fitness currently offers affordable memberships at 17 locations throughout the Valley, soon to be 21. As the leading fitness destination in Phoenix, they strive to provide members value through high-quality group fitness classes at every location, engaging childcare you can trust, state-of-the-art equipment, clean facilities, and of course, towel service. For more information visit  

About QuikTrip

QuikTrip Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1958, QuikTrip has grown to a more than $11 billion company with 800+ stores in eleven states. Those revenues place QuikTrip high on the Forbes listing of largest privately held companies. QuikTrip’s strategy is to be the dominant convenience/gasoline retailer in each market and to reach that level not through sheer numbers of stores, but through key, high-volume locations. With over 20,000 employees, Fortune has ranked QuikTrip on the list of Best Companies to Work For for fourteen years. QuikTrip also gives back to the communities it serves, donating 5% of net profits to charitable organizations. For more information, visit www.quicktripcom.

About Harvard Investments

Harvard Investments, Inc. is a real estate investment and development company with real estate holdings throughout the western United States. Harvard combines experience, integrity, and financial stability to create high quality, environmentally sensitive, profitable communities. Harvard’s Canadian parent, the Hill Companies, is a privately held diversified company involved in real estate development including construction and leasing of commercial office buildings and retail properties, oil and gas production and distribution, broadcasting, surety bonding, and insurance. The Hill Companies celebrated its 100th year of continuous family ownership and operation in 2003. To learn more visit

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