Stone Boneyard Granite Shop is a small, family owned business in Mesa that has been a local fixture for over one hundred years. Established in the early 1900’s, the shop is still owned and operated by the Coronado family. What started off as a small sidewalk market on Third Street, known locally as the Cornerstone Market, quickly grew into an amazing commercial success story. Now, after more than one hundred years and four expansions, Stone Boneyard Shop is still a fixture on the corner of Third Street and Mesa, serving customers for years with their unique, hard-to-find, high-quality countertop product.
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Over the years, the company has expanded into several locations throughout the Phoenix area. In addition to Mesa, they also serve Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler AZ, as well as parts of Gilbert and surrounding areas. They’ve also become known as a source for a wide variety of other products, including: airline, marble, granite, laminates, stainless steel, copper, and Arizona granite shop souvenirs.
During my last visit to Arizona, I stopped by the Shop, known for its fresh, countertop stones. Marble themed refrigerator hums with the produce section, while behind the counter, a team of workers gathered to finish a customer’s order. While I was there, I noticed several different types of the same product, made by different companies: one with a marble design, another with a sandy beach-like design, and a third with the desert-themed
images of cactus and sand. It seems that the desert motif is quite popular, particularly among shoppers in the Phoenix area. It wasn’t long before I found myself picking up a few of these desert-inspired products for home or office use.
While shopping at the Shop, I was presented with several different types of Arizona granite. I was intrigued, so I decided to learn more about them. After a quick search online, I located a few unique options: black volcanic sand, black super-hot azurite, and a black on black marble product.
When I inquired about these three options, the sales associate told me that they were all created in the same fashion. He didn’t know the company names but said they came from the same place in northern Italy. The mesa granite shop sent me a brochure and a sample picture. The brochure looked like a large cutout with a white marble background. Under the picture, the company provided information about each product, including the amount of lead acid that it
contained, the weight of the manufactured stone, and the approximate color.
The azurite weighed the least at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. but that was because it was manufactured in China. The black granite was probably imported from Italy. Since I live out in the desert, the weather is very hot most of the time, which explains the nearly identical shades of color for both the “Mesa” and “Black Super-Hot Granite”.