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Fry's Marketplace is the anchor tenant for the Post at Cooley Station development. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Fry's Marketplace is the anchor tenant for the Post at Cooley Station development. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Fry's Marketplace is the anchor tenant for the Post at Cooley Station development. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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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 are some of the initial offerings at the development at Recker and Williams Field roads in Gilbert.

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

Gilbert Public Schools is expected to return to a hybrid model of instruction—part-time in person and part-time online—starting Monday, Dec. 7, through semester’s end as a result of spiking COVID-19 cases.



Chandler seeking redeveloper for vacant downtown site

The city of Chandler announced in a news release Dec. 2 that the city is requesting proposals from qualified offerers for the redevelopment of a vacant site in downtown Chandler. The property is located at 51 E. Boston St., midblock between Arizona Avenue and Washington Street, between SoHo63 and Inchin’s Bamboo Garden.

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

Teachers will be among the essential workers who will be at the front of the line for a coronavirus vaccine, Gov. Doug Ducey said at a news conference Dec. 2.

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.

That, he said, is when he sold his Peoria restaurant to a friend, moved across the Valley to Gilbert, bought a small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant in a strip mall and renamed it Simi’s Café.

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