Casanova Brothers restaurant closes in Gilbert; Sodalicious opens in Chandler and more top area business news

Casanova Brothers announced its closure Oct. 29. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Casanova Brothers announced its closure Oct. 29. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Casanova Brothers announced its closure Oct. 29. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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


Casanova Brothers restaurant has closed in Gilbert

The restaurant at 959 N. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, opened in 2008 by brothers Tony and Mike Casanova.

Two shops open together in Heritage Marketplace

Two shops opened Sept. 17 in the same space in the Heritage Marketplace at 207 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 113, Gilbert.

Kazu Ramen opening this winter in Gilbert

The Japanese restaurant specializes in ramen dishes.


BKD's Backyard Joint aims to be community watering hole

Brandon Sirochman, Dan Arndt and Kelly Cooper got together to create a space where all felt welcome and where the quality of food matched the friendly atmosphere. Together, they made BKD’s Backyard Joint, which debuted in Chandler in January 2019.

Sodalicious opens Chandler location

The business serves a variety of sodas that can be mixed and matched to create a custom drink.

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


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Town narrows Western Canal pipeline solutions to 4

Some residents said after the Nov. 15 meeting they believe the town will just decide to use its original preferred solution of using eminent domain to claim the town’s easements on their property,

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New casino near Gilbert should bring jobs to area

A new 160-acre, $150 million casino is expected to open a couple miles west of Gilbert town limits within the next two years.

Jennifer Gallego, Tap Dragon Craft Beer & Wine Bar interiror
Tap Dragon Craft Beer & Wine Bar opens in Gilbert

Tap Dragon offers local craft beers and a rotating wine list, meads and ciders.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sits beside Samsung CEO Dr. Kinam Kim as he announces the company is brining a $17 billion facility to Taylor. (Screnshot via KXAN)
Samsung makes it official: Announcement from Governor's Mansion confirms $17B facility coming to Taylor

Nearly a year after Williamson County officials began pitching Samsung to bring a megafacility to the area, the electronics giant has made it official.

Jim Torgeson, who owns a Mesa sign-making business, filed the suit in Maricopa County Superior Court, naming the Town of Gilbert and each member of the town council in their capacity as a council member. (Courtesy Brian Jackson/Adobe Stock)
Sign maker seeks annulment of Gilbert bond election in lawsuit

A Gilbert resident and critic of the town’s $515 million streets, transportation and infrastructure bond filed suit Nov. 22, alleging his free speech rights were violated and asking the election results be annulled.

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Three businesses that have opened in Gilbert

Here are three businesses that have opened recently in Gilbert.

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Gilbert’s hospitals grapple with nursing shortage

The hospital systems serving Gilbert—as with Arizona and the remainder of the nation—say they are battling the effects of a nursing shortage exacerbated by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Gilbert police officers
Police officers recognized at Gilbert Community Excellence Awards

A group of police officers who assisted in stopping a felony suspect’s attempted escape received the Tim Dorn Public Safety Award on Nov. 18 at the 25th annual Gilbert Community Excellence Awards.

Santan Mountain Casino is set to open in the next 24-26 months just outside of Chandler. (Courtesy Steelman Partners)
New casino to open near Chandler; median home prices up more than 25% across Gilbert in Sept. and more top area news

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

Gilbert Days will bring a series of road restrictions and closures to town Nov. 20. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert Days Parade, races to bring street closures Nov. 20

The annual Gilbert Days Parade, and Gilbert Half Marathon and 10K will take place Nov. 20, resulting in road restrictions and closures throughout Gilbert.

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Caldwell County Mexi-Q opens, replaces Clay Dawgs in Gilbert

The restaurant is a new concept from Clay Caldwell combining barbecue and Mexican food to replace his hot dog restaurant.