2 bars coming to Gilbert; Manuel's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina opens in Chandler and more top area news

Wicked Rain anticipates opening in October in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wicked Rain anticipates opening in October in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Wicked Rain anticipates opening in October in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Gilbert

Two bars opening soon in Gilbert area

Here are two bars coming to the Gilbert area in the fall.

Gilbert looking to fill seats on two boards



Gilbert is looking to fill one seat each on two boards, plus two alternates for the planning commission.

Chandler

Copper Still Moonshine Grill to close Chandler location; last day of operation is A

Copper Still Moonshine Grill announced on Facebook on Aug. 12 that it would close after Aug. 22.

Manuel's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina opens in Chandler

The restaurant serves a variety of classic Mexican dishes, including fajitas, enchiladas, chimichangas, fish tacos and others.

Statewide

Gov. Ducey signs executive order prohibiting mask mandates after court rules law does not take effect until Sept. 29

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order preventing local governing bodies from implementing mask mandates Aug. 16 after a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled a law prohibiting mask mandates does not take effect until Sept. 29—90 days after the end of the legislative session.

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






MOST RECENT

(Source: Town of Gilbert/Community Impact Newspaper)
Transportation bond heads to Gilbert voters

Gilbert voters will receive their fall ballots in the mail shortly after Oct. 6, which will include a question of whether the town should be allowed to issue bonds for streets, transportation and infrastructure projects.

Federal health officials are recommending Arizonans age 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities and those ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions get a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine if they are at least six months past their second shot, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Booster vaccine doses recommended for 65 and older, certain others

Federal officials are recommending that Arizonans age 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities and those ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions get a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine if they are at least six months past their second shot.

The Strand @ Gilbert could soon undergo a name change but will not open until 2024. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)
Proposed Gilbert water park changes operator; Chandler businesses struggle to find workers and more top area news

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

North Italia, Flower Child
Pair of Fox Concepts restaurants opening in September

The two Fox Concepts restaurants sharing building space at Williams Field and Santan Village Parkway are opening this month, one having done so and the other coming before month’s end.

Central Arizona Project canal
Gilbert safe from initial drought restrictions

When Gilbert residents turn their taps on in 2022, water will reliably flow from them.

Dawn Foley, Tyler Moore, Shauna Miller
Higley USD board approves instructional time models for virtual learning

Higley USD’s governing board conducted its second required public hearing and approved the district’s instructional time model to meet new state requirements for average daily membership, a key figure in the state’s education funding formulas.

Now open
Two places now selling tea in Gilbert

Here are two places that sell tea and opened recently in Gilbert.

Amy Temes
Updates to Gilbert’s land development code gain approval from council

The approval marked the end of a nearly three-year effort from the town’s planning department to update the code and make it more user-friendly for citizens.

Ocotillo Road
Gilbert Town Council approves agreement with ADOT to help fund Ocotillo Bridge project

Council unanimously approved the agreement despite objections from Council Member Laurin Hendrix about how the funding fits in with the town’s $515 million bond question on the November mail-in ballot

The Strand @ Gilbert rendering
Proposed water park at Gilbert Regional Park has change in operator

The Strand @ Gilbert has undergone an ownership change and may soon come under a name change as well.

Twisted Sugar bakes some specialty cookies. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Twisted Sugar cookie shop locations to open in Gilbert; Chandler farmers market to return Oct. 2 and more area news

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

Twisted Sugar cookies
One Twisted Sugar location closed, but two more on the way

Twisted Sugar plans two more Gilbert stores as part of a 10-store expansion in the state