4 new businesses coming to Chandler; 7 additional tenants to open in Agritopia's Epicenter in Gilbert and more top local news

Four new businesses will open in Chandler this year. (Community Impact staff)
Four new businesses will open in Chandler this year. (Community Impact staff)

Four new businesses will open in Chandler this year. (Community Impact staff)

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Chandler

Here are four businesses coming soon to Chandler

Kaleidoscope Juice is scheduled to open in downtown Chandler on March 1. The juice bar, coffee shop and grab-and-go restaurant will be housed in the bottom floor of The Alexander.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College distributes 100,000th vaccine and more local vaccine updates



Dignity Health in Arizona administered its 100,000 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 6 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, according to a news release from Dignity Health. The site is the first of all the Maricopa County COVID-19 vaccine locations to reach this milestone, according to Dignity Health.

Gilbert

Joe’s Farm Grill partners bring about ‘next level’ of burger stand on old family farmland


The restaurant opened in 2006 in Agritopia—Johnston’s rural-inspired development centered on 12 acres of active farm. It is upon the footprint of the Johnston family home built in 1966.

Seven more tenants sign on to open at Agritopia’s Epicenter in Gilbert

Epicenter, the vertical, mixed-use development in the Agritopia community of Gilbert, announced seven more tenants that will be on the retail ground floor when it opens in fall.

Maricopa County

Maricopa County expands vaccine eligibility to 65 and older beginning Feb. 15


More than 44% of people 75 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, allowing the county to expand vaccine eligibility to adults 65 and older beginning Feb. 15.

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



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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

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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

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Chandler-Gilbert Community College will serve as a state-run vaccination site beginning March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Gila River Hotels & Casinos donates funds to Foundation for Blind Children in Chandler

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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.