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Modern Law Express opened in the SanTan Village shopping center. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Modern Law Express opened in the SanTan Village shopping center. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Modern Law Express opened in the SanTan Village shopping center. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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


Three business that have opened in Gilbert

Here are three businesses that have opened in the past three months in Gilbert.

Sherpa Kitchen to reopen as fast-casual restaurant serving Nepali cuisine

Sherpa Kitchen will have a soft reopening Aug. 9 with a new concept at 1533 W. Elliot Road, Ste. 101, Gilbert. The dine-in Nepali cuisine restaurant closed in November and converted to a store, but owner Shabash Yadav is reopening with a streamlined menu for more of a fast-casual concept while still serving locally sourced, healthy Nepali food.

Familial, cultural roots mark Mr. Thai Bistro

Katherine Clements calls her family’s Thai restaurant “nothing special.”

Mr. Thai Bistro’s unassuming storefront, in a strip mall on the corner of Warner and Cooper roads, is in line with Clements’ modesty. But inside, customers will find a place that upholds valued traditions.

Hammer & Strings Conservatory brings credentialed instructors for music education to Gilbert

With nine instructors and more than 100 students, Hammer & Strings Conservatory has survived a pandemic, building renovations and trying things like “mommy and me” group lessons.


​​Unmarked Beauty and Wellness offers services to boost both confidence and health

Brandie and Al Heredia did not expect they would open a business during the pandemic.

Unmarked Beauty and Wellness had been primed for expansion in February 2020—Brandie and Al were selecting a spot for their third location—and then the world shuttered in March as the coronavirus raged through cities and states.

Against all odds, the couple opened their second Chandler location off Gilbert and Germann roads in February 2021.

Tattoo removal and medical salon set to open in Chandler on Aug. 14

Delete - Tattoo Removal & Medical Salon will open its second location in Chandler on Aug. 14, according to a news release from the company.

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


Representatives from accreditation group Cognia, Gilbert High School and the Gilbert Public Schools administration and governing board
Gilbert Public Schools board approves policy changes on meetings

GPS officials also presented before the governing board how the district has used its maintenance and operations override funds and its capital bond money from 2015 and 2019 elections.

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Family’s Midwestern farm roots on display at The Gilbert House

In Susan Wright's restaurateur dreams, she did not envision a breakfast-and-lunch eatery.

Local election
Mail-in ballot deadline is Oct. 26 in Gilbert

Oct. 26 is the deadline to mail back ballots for Gilbert’s 2021 special general election.

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How much will property taxes go up if ballot measures pass in Gilbert?

It is the bottom line question for many people in ballot questions: How much will this affect taxes?

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See how Chandler's real estate market fared in September

See a snapshot of Chandler's real estate market.

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District data for schools in Gilbert

Here is a look at data about the three school districts that serve Gilbert.

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Gilbert campus testing data for AzM2 in 2021

The tables reveal test scores from the 2020-21 AzM2 exam, the state’s standardized test for schools

Test data
Gilbert’s school districts face learning-loss challenge

While school officials said standardized test results from spring 2021 are concerning, they believe they can help students get back on track from the pandemic.

Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson is calling for an investigation into whether staff members used town resources to promote personal political agendas or targeted others for their political views. (Screenshot from GilbertLive)
Gilbert mayor calls for staff investigation; Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Chandler and more top Phoenix-area news

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

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4 Wheel Parts set for grand opening in Gilbert on Oct. 23

The store, part of a national chain, carries parts and accessories for off-road vehicles.

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Loop 202-I-10 interchange to close morning of Oct. 23

The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to close the interchange ramp from the westbound Loop 202-Santan Freeway to westbound I-10-Maricopa Freeway in Chandler from 4 a.m. to noon Oct. 23 for maintenance work.

Arizona health authorities are preparing for COVID-19 vaccines to potentially become available for children ages 5-11. (Courtesy Fotolia)
What to know about COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5-11 in Arizona

Don Herrington, the interim director of Arizona Department of Health Services, sent out a blog Oct. 20 addressing COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5-11.