See the five most popular stories on our website in Chandler, Gilbert for Sept.

Dean's Hermanos Mexican Food restaurant is among the businesses that have closed this summer in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dean's Hermanos Mexican Food restaurant is among the businesses that have closed this summer in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dean's Hermanos Mexican Food restaurant is among the businesses that have closed this summer in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the top stories in September on Community Impact Newspaper's website from the Phoenix area.

Gilbert

5 businesses that have closed in Gilbert


Here are five businesses that have recently closed in Gilbert.

Three business changes to know at SanTan Village



Here are three recent business updates from SanTan Village.

Chandler

The Steelyard development breathes new life into southeast Chandler intersection

A rich history lays in the dirt on the southeast corner of Chandler Heights and Gilbert roads. Generations of a prominent Chandler family—the Riggs family—worked on a farm in that location. Later, the land gave way to a steelyard owned by the Riggs family.

As years passed, the steelyard fell out of function, and the family moved. In 2017, a development group—Capital Asset Management—approached the Riggs family to purchase the land and turn it into a hub for the growing neighborhoods that envelop it.

Chandler USD board reviews proposed high school boundary changes ahead of opening of new high school

With the opening of the district's seventh high school in the 2021-22 school year, Chandler USD officials are proposing changes to the high school attendance boundaries. The Chandler USD board heard the administration's proposal at a meeting Sept. 23 and is expected to vote on the changes Oct. 14.

Chandler USD elementary students to return in staggered model; secondary students expected to return in person Oct. 13

The Chandler USD governing board voted Sept. 2 to begin a staggered start for elementary students and to keep junior high and high school students attending school virtually until the start of the second quarter as long as benchmarks from the county health department continue to be met.

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






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Rajiv Patel, Nico's Barber Shop
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in 2017, Rajiv Patel opened a barbershop in Gilbrert, Nico’s Barber Shop, even though he did not know how to cut hair

Simi's Cafe, Black Pepper Filet Mignon
Simi’s Café has become gathering place for extended family

Eight years ago, Albert Kan found himself burnt out on the restaurant business and, perhaps more importantly, a little too far from his parents

HD South
Kayla Kolar leaving Gilbert's HD South museum for House of Refuge

Kayla Kolar, who has been president and CEO of HD South for 15 and a half years, is moving on from being the only director Gilbert’s arts, culture and history museum has known.

Freestone Activity Center
Gilbert offering residents discount on recreation programs

Gilbert residents will get a 50% discount on recreation programs starting Nov. 30 as part of the town’s pandemic relief program.

ile.gal Modern Cocktail Kitchen
Gilbert's ile.gal Modern Cocktail Kitchen prepares to open after COVID-19 delay

The rooftop bar in the Heritage District originally planned to open in April but postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Four business changes to know in Gilbert

Here are four business changes to know in Gilbert.

Higley USD governing board election winners, Michelle Anderson, Kristina Reese, Tiffany Shultz
Kristina Reese re-elected to Higley USD board; Michelle Anderson, Tiffany Shultz also joining

The Higley USD governing board vice president is officially returning to the board, and two new members will join her in 2021.

The county has adjusted the COVID-19 risk levels for local school districts. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Maricopa County updates COVID-19 school dashboard; Chandler, Gilbert, Higley all considered 'substantial risk'

The county has adjusted the COVID-19 risk levels for local school districts.

Gilbert utilities
Help available to residents as Gilbert turns toward normal utility operations

Residents need to be prepared to catch up on their accounts or face the possibility of disconnection