The tourism industry has been hit hard by COVID-19 statewide, including locally in Gilbert.
Unemployment in Gilbert fell slightly to 5.2% in December, according to statistics from the Arizona Commerce Authority
For the first time in Gilbert’s history, the town budget has surpassed $1 billion.
Gilbert Town Council approved a preliminary fiscal year 2019-20 budget of $1.05 billion, the first in town history to pass the billion-dollar mark, at its May 2 meeting.
Gilbert Town Council Member Jordan Ray, who serves as the town’s representative on the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, has fond memories from his youth of the airfield, then known as Williams Air Force Base.
Gilbert has a long list of attributes and accolades that speak to its quality of life—a place to live, work and play. For the past three years, town officials have been working to see it also become a place to visit, dating back to its adoption of a tourism plan in 2016.
Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels called the town’s economy “thriving” Feb. 21 at her annual economic forecast breakfast.
Nekter Juice Bar opened Nov. 21 at San Tan Pavilions at 1907 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 106, Gilbert. The juice bar offers a juice cleanse with cold-pressed juices, smoothies and acai bowls. This will be the seventh Valley store. 800-385-1650. www.nekterjuicebar.com
The Copper Still Moonshine Grill celebrated its fifth anniversary Nov. 10. The restaurant serves American food and has a full bar and a patio. The Gilbert restaurant at 2531 S. Gilbert Road, Ste. 101, is one of its two locations. 480-656-1476. www.copperstillmoonshinegrillaz.com
Gilbert staff will monitor scooter rental services and did not bring it before Town Council at its Dec. 20 meeting.
Arby’s completed a renovation Nov. 5 at its restaurant at 715 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert. The roast-beef …
Salt Creek Furniture opened Nov. 5 at San Tan Village. The family-owned furniture store sells new home furnishings and has special-order capability at 2757 S. San Tan Village Parkway, Gilbert.
Elite Shutters and Blinds opened its Hunter Douglas Gallery Showroom on Oct. 30 at 1887 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 104, Gilbert. The store carries a variety of products, including shutters, blinds, sunscreens, roller shades, cellular shades, verticals, woven woods, draperies and lighting. 480-878-1690. http://eliteshuttersandblinds.com
XJ’s Casa Reynoso Mexican Food opened Oct. 22 at 1661 S. Val Vista Drive, Ste. 109, Gilbert. It is the third of the family-owned old-style Mexican food restaurants that have been in business since 1938. 480-534-8403. www.facebook.com/xjscasareynoso
The Heritage Center opened Oct. 4 at 132 W. Bruce Ave., Gilbert. The center collaborates with local …
Pure Sweat opened Sept. 1 at San Tan Pavilions. The spa uses infrared blankets or infrared saunas to induce sweat and detoxify the body at 1907 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 105, Gilbert. 480-636-7676.
Kure Vaporium bought out Evapeology at 183 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 115, Gilbert, and reopened under its …
Dignity Health and Phoenix Children’s Hospital broke ground Nov. 15 on a Women’s and Children Pavilion, a …
Elevation Marketing, a national, full-service, business-to-business marketing agency, moved its Arizona office from Phoenix to the Rivulon development on Aug. 1. 275 E. Rivulon Blvd., Ste. 411. 480-775-8880. www.elevationb2b.com
The Sears Outlet Store in Gilbert will remain open despite the Sears Holding Company’s bankruptcy filing last week.
Gilbert residents hoping to find a job closer to home can take heart: town officials are working to make that happen.
Businesses and residents can expect to see a higher balance due when they open their town utility bills in November.