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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Home prices continue to increase as the number of days on the market are down significantly from last year, according to local real estate data. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Homes continue to fly off the market across all Chandler ZIP codes

Home prices continue to increase as the number of days on the market are down significantly from last year, according to local real estate data.

City eyes potential transit options in Price Corridor

The city of Chandler in conjunction with Valley Metro is conducting a study on the possibility of adding flexible transit into the corridor to improve access to the bulk of the city’s employers.

Maricopa County’s election equipment and software passed all tests performed by two independent firms hired to conduct the forensic audit, according to reports by two federally certified Voting System Testing Laboratories. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Maricopa County forensic audit of November election finds no issues with equipment, software

Maricopa County’s election equipment and software passed all tests performed by two independent firms hired to conduct the forensic audit.

Downtown Chandler to add businesses, multifamily in the next year

New businesses, new developments and redevelopment projects continue to take root in the city’s oldest and most historic area, creating an ever-changing and dynamic downtown, according to city officials.

The city of Chandler has released its annual report for 2020, which highlights what the city accomplished over the last year despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler annual report: City projects will create more than 2,500 jobs in next three years

The city of Chandler has released its annual report for 2020, which highlights what the city accomplished over the last year despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Feb. 22 that eastbound I-10 will be restricted March 1-5 south of Chandler. (Courtesy Fotolia)
ADOT: Eastbound I-10 restricted March 1-5 south of Chandler for repair work

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Feb. 22 that eastbound I-10 will be restricted March 1-5 south of Chandler.

See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Chandler cases up 62 from previous day as of Feb. 26

Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 case counts in Chandler and the state.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
Number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Arizona falls below 1,400

Here is what you need to know about hospitalization numbers in Arizona because of COVID-19 cases.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College will serve as a state-run vaccination site beginning March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Chandler-Gilbert Community College to transition to state-run vaccination site

Chandler-Gilbert Community College will serve as a state-run vaccination site beginning March 3.

In the course of a little more than a year, guests at Gila River Hotels & Casinos—including Wild Horse Pass in Chandler—had the opportunity to make a difference to four Valley nonprofits. (Courtesy Gila River Hotels & Casinos)
Gila River Hotels & Casinos donates funds to Foundation for Blind Children in Chandler

Gila River Hotels & Casinos makes charitable donation to Chandler's Foundation for Blind Children.

The Arizona Department of Health Services is coordinating with local health departments to immediately allocate an initial $100 million in federal funding intended for staffing, laboratory testing, informatics, disease surveillance and other activities critical to combating COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
State provides millions to counties to support more COVID-19 testing

The Arizona Department of Health Services is coordinating with local health departments to immediately allocate an initial $100 million in federal funding intended for COVID-19 testing.

As of Feb. 16, 711,675 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have gone into the arms of Maricopa County residents, according to Maricopa County Department of Public Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 50% of Maricopa County adults over 75 have received COVID-19 vaccine

As of Feb. 16, 711,675 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have gone into the arms of Maricopa County residents, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.