4 businesses open in Gilbert; Chandler home prices rising and more top area news

Valvoline Instant Oil Change opened a location at Pecos Road and Val Vista Drive. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Valvoline Instant Oil Change opened a location at Pecos Road and Val Vista Drive. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Valvoline Instant Oil Change opened a location at Pecos Road and Val Vista Drive. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Gilbert

Four businesses now open in Gilbert

Ace Handyman Services Gilbert opened Feb. 22 at 1176 E. Warner Road, Ste. 102, Gilbert. The service company affiliated with Ace Hardware Corp. specializes in minor home improvement projects and repairs.

Three businesses coming soon to Gilbert



Apricot Lane Boutique plans to open April 22 at 1094 S. Gilbert Road, Ste. 104, Gilbert, and will celebrate a grand opening April 30-May 2. It will sell women’s fashion apparel, jewelry, handbags, accessories and gifts.

Chandler

Chandler continues to see spike in home prices across all ZIP codes

See the latest data on Chandler real estate.

4 businesses that have recently opened in Chandler

Forefathers, a restaurant that specializes in cheesesteaks, fries and salads, opened in Chandler on March 29.

Chandler USD board moves to continue requiring masks in classrooms with exception for outdoor activities

The Chandler USD governing board voted April 21 to continue to require masks in classrooms but will allow for students to remove their masks while outdoors for physical education activities.

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