2 businesses coming to Gilbert, 1 closure; new tower underway at casino and more top Phoenix-area news

Bark Avenue Pet Supply anticipates opening in mid-April. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bark Avenue Pet Supply anticipates opening in mid-April. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bark Avenue Pet Supply anticipates opening in mid-April. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Gilbert

Two businesses coming, one closed in Gilbert

Here are two businesses coming to Gilbert and another that has closed.

Gilbert looking to fill four spots on town parks and recreation board



The town of Gilbert is seeking applicants for four positions on its parks and recreation board.

Chandler

Annual Chandler Jazz Festival to return April 8-10

The Annual Chandler Jazz Festival returns to downtown Chandler this year April 8-10, according to a news release from the city of Chandler.

New tower underway at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino plans to open a $143 million expansion later this year—bringing more hotel rooms, meeting space and a rooftop restaurant to the Chandler area.

Hot Pot Caribbean Cuisine owner brings fresh, familiar favorites to Chandler

When Karen Francis took a trip to Arizona on vacation from New York, she had no intention of starting a restaurant. But with one taste of the Jamaican food offerings in the Valley, Francis said she knew she was going to bring authentic Jamaican food to the Valley.

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



MOST RECENT

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19 cases down, vaccinations up across Gilbert

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 31,381 COVID-19 cases overall in Gilbert's six ZIP codes June 13.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19-related hospitalizations continue to remain low across Arizona

Take a look at the hospitalization data across Arizona.

In the last week, Maricopa County residents received about 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
50% of Maricopa County residents age 10 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

In the last week, about 10,000 Maricopa County residents received doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day, according to the county.

Goldfish Swim School anticipates opening June 15 in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
3 businesses coming soon to Gilbert; Higley USD puts bond on ballot and more top area news

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

The proposed $95 million bond places an emphasis on funding technology and safety and security, district officials said. (Courtesy Higley USD)
Higley USD taking bond question to voters

The proposed $95 million bond places an emphasis on funding technology and safety and security, district officials said.

Between January and April, the Maricopa County Assessor's Office reported 19,232 permits for home construction work, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Home construction projects on the rise across Maricopa County

Home construction permits are seeing a sharp increase across Maricopa County, according to data from the Maricopa County Assessor's Office.

As of June 7, 6,016,915 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 3,385,174 individuals, including 2,884,332 who are now fully vaccinated. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
ADHS: Nearly 3 million Arizonans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 3.4 million Arizonans have receieved at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to ADHS.

Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen will open June 3 in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Picazzo's restaurant opens in Gilbert; Chandler council calls for bond election and more top area news

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

Four business changes at SanTan Village

Here are four business changes at SanTan Village shopping center in Gilbert.

Cafe Rio
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill opens on Power Road in Gilbert

The restaurant serves made-from-scratch Mexican food with fresh ingredients.

Gilbert Water Tower
Gilbert collecting items to battle summer heat

The efforts are specifically aimed at helping homeless, young and elderly people who are at increased risk from the heat.

Goldfish Swim School
Three businesses coming soon to Gilbert

Here are three businesses that will open soon in Gilbert.