Businesses opening in Gilbert; Chandler USD to offer virtual learning option post-holiday break and more top news

Ivy & Sage Market brings together more than 50 artisans in one store. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Ivy & Sage Market brings together more than 50 artisans in one store. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Ivy & Sage Market brings together more than 50 artisans in one store. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the top news from the past week in Gilbert and Chandler.


2 businesses now open, 1 coming to Gilbert Gateway Towne Center

Here are three businesses now open or coming soon to the Gilbert Gateway Towne Center.

Gilbert seeking to fill transportation task force openings

The town of Gilbert is seeking applicants for three positions on its Citizens Transportation Task Force.

Gilbert Town Council rejects reallocation of CARES Act money through Community Development Block Grant program

Gilbert Town Council rejected a reallocation of federal CARES Act dollars Dec. 15 through the town’s Community Development Block Grant program.


Chandler USD votes to offer temporary virtual option for students post-holiday break

The Chandler USD governing board voted Dec. 9 to develop a plan to temporarily expand students' virtual learning option through Google Meet for students in grades 7-12 beginning Jan. 5 through Jan. 15.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College to serve as COVID-19 vaccine distribution site

Dignity Health ran a dry run Dec. 11 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College of its plan for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. The community college will serve as a distribution site when the vaccine arrives in Maricopa County—which is expected to occur this week.

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


Gilbert mural
Gilbert looking to fill new Community Engagement Task Force positions

The Community Engagement Task Force will provide a forum where matters of social welfare and community concern may be presented, discussed, and collaborated upon to address concerns within the town of Gilbert 

By the Bucket is preparing for a soft opening that it is seeking to have Dec. 1. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
By the Bucket heading toward soft opening in Gilbert; Atomic Comics reborn at SanTan Village in Gilbert and more top Phoenix-area news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Phoenix area.

Make a Movie class
Six Pixels Studios East Valley/Phoenix owner's love of film blossoms into new career path

Six Pixels offers classes from filmmaking, stop motion, photography, YouTube and more

Gila River Hotels & Casinos plans to open Santan Mountain Casino in the next 18-24 months, company officials said. Future plans for the area include a hotel. (Rendering courtesy Gila River Hotels & Casinos)
New casino coming to Gilbert area; Duck Donuts marks 2 years in Chandler and more top area business news

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

Krista Cox
Gilbert Public Schools governing board approves course description books, fees

Krista Cox, GPS secondary school curriculum, instruction and assessment director, summarized the changes for the board as being done to improve the user friendliness of the book through its structure and format

Gavel, law books
Gilbert moves to dismiss lawsuit asking courts to throw out bond election results

The town of Gilbert asked Maricopa County Superior Court on Nov. 29 to dismiss a lawsuit that challenged the town’s $515 million streets, transportation and infrastructure bond election.

By the Bucket exterior
By the Bucket heading toward soft opening Dec. 1

The Italian restaurant serves hot spaghetti to go in a bucket and meatball sandwiches.

Atomic Comics
Atomic Comics reborn at SanTan Village in Gilbert

It marks the return of a popular comic book store chain in the Phoenix area that opened in 1988 but closed its four stores in 2011 in bankruptcy

Western Canal
Town narrows Western Canal pipeline solutions to 4

Some residents said after the Nov. 15 meeting they believe the town will just decide to use its original preferred solution of using eminent domain to claim the town’s easements on their property,

Casino rendering
New casino near Gilbert should bring jobs to area

A new 160-acre, $150 million casino is expected to open a couple miles west of Gilbert town limits within the next two years.

Jennifer Gallego, Tap Dragon Craft Beer & Wine Bar interiror
Tap Dragon Craft Beer & Wine Bar opens in Gilbert

Tap Dragon offers local craft beers and a rotating wine list, meads and ciders.