Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Chandler and Gilbert areas.


Chipotle opens new location in Chandler with pickup lane

A new Chipotle location opened in Chandler the week of Aug. 23 with a pickup lane—known as a "Chipotlane"—at 1055 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler.

Chandler names Dawn Lang deputy city manager

In this new role, Lang will continue to oversee the management services department while the information technology department, and facilities and fleet division will now report to her.


Val Vista Drive widening completed in south Gilbert

The town has opened the widened Val Vista Drive from Appleby Road—about where Val Vista narrows to one lane in each direction—to Riggs Road as of Aug. 27.

Four businesses that have opened in Gilbert recently

Bill Luke Santan opened its VIP Service Center on April 1 at 1358 E. Motorplex Loop, Gilbert.

Maricopa County

1 in 4 Maricopa County COVID-19 cases are in children, officials say

The latest data from Maricopa County Public Health shows one in four COVID-19 cases are among children and one in six cases are among children under 12 who are ineligible for any of the vaccines against the virus.

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