Chandler plane landmark moving to veterans park; selfie museum opens in Gilbert and more area news

A Chandler landmark is getting a new home, according to a news release from the city of Chandler. (Courtesy Chandler Museum)
A Chandler landmark is getting a new home, according to a news release from the city of Chandler. (Courtesy Chandler Museum)

A Chandler landmark is getting a new home, according to a news release from the city of Chandler. (Courtesy Chandler Museum)

Read the latest business and community news from the Chandler and Gilbert areas.

Chandler

Iconic Chandler plane to move to Veterans Oasis Park

A Chandler landmark is getting a new home, according to a news release from the city of Chandler. The F-86D Sabre Dog Korean War-era plane will move from the corner of Delaware Street and Chandler Boulevard to Veterans Oasis Park, located at 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler.

Whataburger coming to south Chandler


It is not yet known when the fast-food burger chain will open in this location.

Lola's Liquors coming soon to downtown Chandler

Signage has gone up at the space located at 64 S. San Marcos St., Chandler, though an opening date has not yet been announced.

East Valley Jewish Community Center and St. Vincent de Paul to start kosher food pantry

The East Valley Jewish Community Center will start hosting a monthly kosher food pantry beginning Oct. 27 in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul, according to a news release from the EVJCC.

Gilbert

Howler’s Restaurant & Sports Bar explains reasoning for closing Gilbert location

In an email responding to a query from Community Impact Newspaper, the corporate owner Group71 said, the "landlord in Gilbert [has] unexpectedly changed lease terms, and our CEO['s] health condition [has led] us to a decision to leave [the] sports bar industry for good."

Pose Selfie Museum now open at SanTan Village

The studio provides 35 interactive backdrops, selfie light stands and props for people to capture selfie photos.

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






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The city of Chandler is hosting a local event for National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 23, where nearly 1,000 volunteers will come together in observance of For Our City Day Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
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