Phoenix New Times: Barnone, a Craftsmen Community: Winery, Brewery, and Restaurants to Open at Agritopia in Gilbert

When it comes to words that have been co-opted and abused by those in the food and drink industry, “craft” lands pretty high on the list. But when Agritopia founder Joe Johnston talks about Barnone, a new development set to open later this year, he leaves no question about what “craftsmen” really means: “People who actually make things with their hands,” Johnston says.


Once you know that, Johnston’s vision for Barnone becomes pretty easy to understand — to create a community of craftsmen and give them a place to sell their goods.”We’re trying to design a stage upon which these actors will work,” Johnston said at a groundbreaking ceremony for the project last week.



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