Culver's restaurant coming to Gilbert and more area news

Gilbert's first Culver's will be on the southwest corner of Mercy Road and Val Vista Drive. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert's first Culver's will be on the southwest corner of Mercy Road and Val Vista Drive. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert's first Culver's will be on the southwest corner of Mercy Road and Val Vista Drive. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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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.

Judge denies Laurin Hendrix temporary order that would have barred Gilbert Town Council actions

A judge denied Gilbert Town Council Member-elect Laurin Hendrix’s request to prevent town council from holding any votes until a decision is made on his lawsuit to be seated immediately.


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.

Coffee shop, child care business Modern Allo opens in Chandler

Modern Allo opened July 27 in Chandler. The business is a coffee, self-care and child care one-stop shop. With a workspace, a conference room and a supervised area for child care, the business boasts a place for parents to have a chance to get work done while children are being cared for.

Wild Horse Pass breaks ground on $143 million expansion project

A new 11-story tower will be added to Wild Horse Pass in Chandler as part of a $143 million expansion project, according to an Aug. 24 news release.

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


Laurin Hendrix
Gilbert Town Council gives preliminary approval to $988.25 million budget

For the second consecutive year, Gilbert Town Council is heading toward a budget that is smaller than the previous year.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Holiday Inn Express & Suites opens in east Gilbert

The 55,000-square-foot hotel has 98 guest rooms.

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Vaccinations in Gilbert cross 100,000

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

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: Hospitalization for COVID-19 down slightly

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

Val Vista Drive
Val Vista widening project at 75% toward completion

The $34.28 million project improves Val Vista Drive to a major arterial roadway with three lanes in each direction with a raised median.

Randy Duren, Hair of the Dog
Pet-friendly Hair of the Dog opens in Gilbert

The wine bar, tap house and coffee shop is designed to be a dog-friendly neighborhood bar.

Mindy Waldon, Scott Waldon, Morning Kick
Casserole gives rise to Morning Kick food truck, which gives rise to restaurant

An 18-month-old picky eater, a grandma and a joke were the ingredients that changed the careers of Mindy and Scott Waldron.

Chandler USD Superintendent Camille Casteel announced she will be canceling an event planned to honor her years of service to the district ahead of her retirement at the end of the school year. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD cancels event for outgoing superintendent; new businesses at The Post at Cooley Station and more top area news

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

More than 2.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Maricopa County residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Almost 1.3 million Maricopa County residents have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine

In the last week, an average of about 30,000 doses of vaccine per day were administered.

Jason France, Anna Hernandez, Danielle Martin
Suffer City owner has learned how to overcome through hard work

Jason France says his Suffer City is not a gym, but a training center. That distinction is important to a customer walking in wanting to achieve something.

Reed Carr
Reed Carr announces resignation from Gilbert Public Schools governing board

An emotional Reed Carr announced his resignation from Gilbert Public Schools governing board effective June 30.