See Gilbert, Chandler shops that cater to local sweets lovers

Twisted Sugar bakes some specialty cookies. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Twisted Sugar bakes some specialty cookies. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Twisted Sugar bakes some specialty cookies. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Find the latest news on sweets stores in Gilbert and Chandler.


Twisted Sugar cookie bakery opens Gilbert location

Twisted Sugar cookie bakery opened a location June 23 at 884 W. Warner Road, Gilbert. The Utah-based company also sells mixed sodas, smoothies and energy drinks.

Pelirrojo Bakery opens in Gilbert

Pelirrojo Bakery opened a location inside Lena’s Events and Rentals, 522 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 102, Gilbert, on Oct. 1. The bakery has been making homemade cookies and pastries to order for pickup from a home in Gilbert or delivery to Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe and Queen Creek. 831-264-7656 (text only).


Tropical Sno now open in Chandler

Tropical Sno is now open in Chandler. The business, which specializes in shaved ice, ice cream and sodas, opened in late May at 950 E. Pecos Road, Ste. 3, Chandler.

Sweeties Candy brings generations together with sweet treats

Mike Manzo started working at Sweeties Candy back in Cleveland as a kid. The shop was family-owned, and Tom, who ran the old-fashioned candy emporium, would go on to become Manzo’s father-in-law.

Manzo married Tom’s daughter, and the couple decided after a rough Ohio winter to move to Arizona. They started Sweeties Candy in Chandler.

Tom Blodgett and Alexa D'Angelo contributed to this report


Doug Ducey
Teachers to be among first to get vaccine in Arizona, Ducey says

Gov. Doug Ducey issued three executive orders Dec. 2 to further address the coronavirus pandemic.

Matty G's Steakburgers & Spirits
Matty G's opens sports-themed grill in Gilbert

The neighborhood grill specializes in in burgers and hot dogs, and its interior is adorned with sports memorabilia.

Gilbert Public Schools
Gilbert Public Schools poised to return to hybrid learning Dec. 7

A final decision on such a move will be made Dec. 3 based on what Maricopa County’s dashboard says about coronavirus transmission risk in Maricopa County and within GPS boundaries.

Gilbert Town Council
Divided Gilbert Town Council approves 2-way radios for ambulances

The approval during a short council meeting allows an expenditure of $146,000 to purchase the radios.

Here are the coronavirus updates you need to know in Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
COVID-19 cases in Gilbert, Chandler rising and more coronavirus news

Read the latest coronavirus news from Gilbert and Chandler.

Fry's Marketplace is the anchor tenant for the Post at Cooley Station development. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Businesses open at Post at Cooley Station in Gilbert and more local news

Read recent business and community news from Chandler and Gilbert.

Fry's Marketplace, Post at Cooley Station
5 businesses now open or coming soon to Post at Cooley Station

The Post at Cooley Station opened this month, with more stores soon to come online.

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)
COVID-19: 238 new cases reported in Gilbert Dec. 3

Here is what you need to know about coronavirus cases in Gilbert

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
Number of people in ICU units with COVID-19 up more than 400% since end of September

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona

Rajiv Patel, Nico's Barber Shop
Nico’s Barber Shop entrepreneur finds niche in cutting hair to help people look good, do good

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.