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


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.


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.