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


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Crews working on water line in Gilbert’s Western Powerline Trail

Contractor crews began work Oct. 18 on a water pipeline in the Powerline Trail on the west side of Gilbert Road off the roadway.

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Two schools of different types that have opened in Gilbert

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Two business changes to know in Gilbert

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Traffic shifting to north side on Germann Road in Gilbert project area

Germann Road traffic will be shifted starting Oct. 17 to the road’s north side onto newly placed and temporary asphalt through the intersection at Lindsay Road and to the west on Germann Road.

Whataburger is opening a location in south Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Copenhagen Imports opens its doors in Gilbert

The store sells contemporary and modern furniture for home and office spaces.

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Higley USD officials demonstrate bond, override uses

Higley USD officials presented before the governing board Oct. 13 how the district has used its maintenance and operations override funds and reallocated bond money from the 2019 election.

A Chandler landmark is getting a new home, according to a news release from the city of Chandler. (Courtesy Chandler Museum)
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Howler's Restaurant & Sports Bar originally opened in Gilbert in July 2020. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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August residential real estate data for Gilbert ZIP codes
Median home prices continue to soar throughout Gilbert

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