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La Morena is open again after change in management

La Morena Mexican Food reopened July 19 under new management at 50 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert. The restaurant originally opened in late 2018. It specializes in breakfasts, including plates, omelets, pancakes and breakfast burritos, and lunches, including burritos, tortas, huaraches and combination plates. It makes tortillas and salsa from scratch. 480-507-3355. www.facebook.com/lamorenamexicanfood


Family opens its 13th Dairy Queen location

Two brothers and a brother-in-law opened a Dairy Queen franchise at 2770 S. Santan Village Parkway on Aug. 1. …


Busy Saturday in Gilbert will help raise funds for nonprofits

The date of Aug. 17 appears to be one for fundraising in Gilbert. Here are some events all scheduled for …



Chandler USD school board moves forward with land for new school

The Chandler USD board voted to approve the purchase of about 14.5 acres of land in Gilbert for its new school—temporarily dubbed Elementary No. 31.


Prepare for overnight Loop 101 ramp closures this week

As work continues on the Loop 101 widening project between Baseline Road and Loop 202, the Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled overnight closures between Aug. 13-16.


Construction going on for Little Sunshine Playhouse and Preschool on Higley Road in Gilbert

Little Sunshine Playhouse and Preschool is under construction at 3840 S. Higley Road, Gilbert, with an anticipated opening in October. The preschool, which has multiple locations, uses a secured platform that allows a child’s teacher to stay in close communication with a parent throughout each day. Its curriculum is based off research and trends to prepare children to enter their educational career equipped with cognitive, social, emotional, physical and language skills.


Clay Caldwell looks to start a hot dog place

Clay Caldwell of Caldwell County BBQ plans to open Clay Dawgs, a hot dog restaurant, later this summer at 546 …



Higley USD approves new hiring schedule for classified employees

The Higley USD governing board unanimously approved a new hiring schedule for fiscal year 2019-20 at its Aug. 7 meeting.


Fred Astaire Dance Studio anticipates a September opening in Gilbert

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio is anticipating opening during the first week of September at 1435 E. Warner …


Paving starts on Gilbert Road project between Baseline and Guadalupe roads

Paving began Aug. 7 on the center of Gilbert Road as work on the street project between Baseline and Guadalupe roads begins to wind down.


Bike rodeo, cornhole take center stage on Gilbert weekend

Do you like riding bikes? How about cornhole? This could be your week in …



Peacock Wine Bar also will have small-plated foods

Peacock Wine Bar anticipates opening the week of Aug. 12. The neighborhood wine bar will also serve small-plated foods, such as paninis, bruschetta, charcuterie boards, small salads and desserts at 1525 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 108, Gilbert.


Gilbert Public Schools talks cybersecurity as attacks grow

Gilbert Public Schools is frequently a target of cyberattacks, which is driving the district’s efforts for a more comprehensive cybersecurity plan, officials said.


Construction begins on premier shopping center coming to Gilbert

Gilbert Warner, a 95,000-square-foot shopping center, has broken ground at the intersection of Gilbert and Warner roads.


The Buffalo Spot, featuring "Buffalo Fries," opening a Gilbert location

The Buffalo Spot plans to open one of its restaurants Aug. 9 at 2505 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert. The …



Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q has reached a year in business in Gilbert

Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q celebrated one year in business at 1733 N. Higley Road, in Gilbert on July 5. 623-232-3506. www.rudysbbq.com


The Novelist gives way to large-party space at O.H.S.O. Brewery

The Novelist, the speakeasy restaurant inside a restaurant at O.H.S.O. Brewery, closed July 1 at 335 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 103, Gilbert. The decor was based on female authors. O.H.S.O. Brewery converted the space into a venue for large parties. It is now called Barrel Room. 335 N. Gilbert Road, Ste 102, Gilbert. 602-900-9004.


Fitness 1440 gives back to community through check-in program

Fitness 1440 opened June 17 at 870 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert. The gym includes personal training, group fitness classes and training, cardio equipment, a functional turf area, outdoor training, towel service and 24-hour access. It also has a Sweat Angel program in which every time a member checks in on Facebook, the club gives money to a local charity.


Gilbert ranks highly in many areas in national survey

Gilbert ranks No. 1 in the nation in quality of new development and availability of affordable quality food, according to residents responding in a national survey.



Meeple's Cafe combines food and game play

The Meeple’s Café opened June 15 at 3821 E. Baseline Road, Ste. J-140, Gilbert. The establishment combines …


Tommy Gun's Original Barbershop opening in SanTan Village

Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop has delayed its anticipated opening date from Aug. 2 to a Sept. 20 opening in Gilbert at 2250 E. Williams Field Road in SanTan Village mall. The family-owned Canadian franchise gears its shops toward haircuts, shaves, scalp treatments and hair products for men. The salons have a 1930s retro decor, a lounge, a technology bar and more. 250-869-1639.


Celebrate National Girlfriends Day to start your week in Gilbert

Though August is just starting, the week ahead is a busy one for Gilbert's …


Culture Clash Fresh Greek Yogurt sells handmade yogurt

Culture Clash Fresh Greek Yogurt is anticipating opening by Aug. 1 at 1661 S. Val Vista Drive, Ste. 102, Gilbert. The yogurt is homemade, locally sourced and hand strained. 480-686-9011. http://cultureclashyogurt.com