Business Partners Bring Dream of Speakeasy Bar to Gilbert

Article via Phoenix Business Journal

A new speakeasy bar set to open in Gilbert this fall is the dream of two longtime business partners.

Nick Medina and Corey Potts have worked together for the past 16 years. They met in Seattle, and in the early 2000s they brought their business, the M2 Group, to the Valley. The M2 Group does marketing and outsourced sales for telecom and tech companies. They also run a real estate business together.

During their partnership and friendship, they have gone to a lot of bars together and have said, like many friends, “We should open our own bar.”

Medina said when they travel, they usually gravitate toward upscale bars with a speakeasy theme. He said that is the type of bar he’s wanted close to him in the East Valley, but has never had.

So, the duo decided to do something about it.

In the basement of the Heritage Court Building at 207 N. Gilbert Road, Medina and Potts are opening the White Rabbit later this year.

The White Rabbit’s concept is based off a number of things they have seen at bars around the world, Potts said. It’s something different than what is in Gilbert now and will focus on classic, handcrafted cocktails and include servers who bring a drink cart to each table and mixes the drinks in front of customers, Potts said.

Potts said he imagines the White Rabbit will be a place for people to get a drink before or after dinner at a downtown Gilbert restaurant. He also said there will be a variety of wines and craft beers.

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