Jolie's Place in Chandler is closed during COVID-19 and other top stories from the Phoenix area

Jolie's Place in Chandler was denied reopening by the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jolie's Place in Chandler was denied reopening by the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Jolie's Place in Chandler was denied reopening by the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read some of the past week's top stories from Gilbert and Chandler.

'We just want to do exactly what they are doing': Why Jolie's Place remains closed due to pandemic

Jolie's Place has been a staple in the Chandler community since opening more than eight years ago. However, owner Jolie Grant said she has faced roadblock after roadblock since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Chandler USD governing board member David Evans withdraws from election after challenger questions petition signatures

Chandler USD governing board member David Evans withdrew from the school board race in late July after a challenger questioned the validity of the voter registration of some of the people who signed Evans' petition—including Evans' own registration, according to comments from Evans and documentation shared with Community Impact Newspaper.



Culver's under construction in Gilbert

Culver’s is opening its first Gilbert location at 3610 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert. Franchise owner Brian Farrel said he anticipates it will open in early December if it stays on schedule with construction. The restaurant chain is known for its frozen custard, butter burgers and cheese curds.

Widening of Loop 101 through Chandler now complete, ADOT says

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Aug. 26 that the yearlong effort to widen a stretch of Loop 101 through Chandler was complete.

Chandler City Council approves election results; new members to take seats Jan. 14

Chandler City Council approved the Aug. 4 election results that will have two newcomers—Christine Ellis and OD Harris—take seats on the council with returning incumbent Mark Stewart on Jan. 14.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.



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Sibley's West: The Chandler Arizona Gift Shop will close after 11 years in June, the owners announced on the company blog. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sibley's West to close in downtown Chandler after 11 years

Sibley's West owners announced it would close its doors in June.

The Chandler USD governing board approved an agreement with the city of Chandler during a meeting April 14 to split the costs associated with four school resource officers at schools across the district. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD governing board OKs agreement for school resource officers

The Chandler USD governing board approved an agreement with the city of Chandler during a meeting April 14 to split the costs associated with four school resource officers at schools across the district.

In the last week, Maricopa County residents received an average of more than 33,000 doses of vaccine per day, according to the health department. (Courtesy Adobe Stock/Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 40% of Maricopa County adults have received at least 1 COVID-19 vaccine dose

More than 40% of Maricopa County adult residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended health providers pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine April 13. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

After six reported cases of a rare and severe blood clot in patients who received the vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration are recommending a pause on administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

The city of Chandler headquarters is in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler City Council approves bonuses to all municipal staff

Chandler City Council approved a one-time bonus to all full- and part-time city employees during a council meeting April 8.

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ADHS: ICU beds in use down to 162 April 14

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The state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, which has administered nearly 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, will relocate April 12 to Desert Financial Arena on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. (Courtesy Arizona Department of Health Services)
Phoenix Municipal Stadium vaccination site to move indoors to ASU's Desert Financial Arena

The state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, which has administered nearly 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, will relocate April 12 to Desert Financial Arena on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus,

Maricopa County residents have received over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to an April 7 update from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Nearly 40% of all Maricopa County adults have received at least one dose of vaccine

Maricopa County residents have received over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to an April 7 update from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

The Chandler USD governing board announced April 7 Frank Narducci would succeed Camille Casteel as the district's superintendent beginning this summer. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD governing board selects interim superintendent

The Chandler USD governing board announced April 7 Frank Narducci would succeed Camille Casteel as the district's superintendent beginning this summer.