Caldwell County Mexi-Q opens, replaces Clay Dawgs in Gilbert; Black Rock Coffee Bar opens downtown Chandler location and more top Phoenix-area news

Caldwell County Mexi-Q serves a fusion of barbecue and Mexican food. (Courtesy Caldwell County Mexi-Q)
Caldwell County Mexi-Q serves a fusion of barbecue and Mexican food. (Courtesy Caldwell County Mexi-Q)

Caldwell County Mexi-Q serves a fusion of barbecue and Mexican food. (Courtesy Caldwell County Mexi-Q)

Catch up on the latest business news from the Phoenix area.

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.

Apartment development in northwest Gilbert wins council approval against staff objections

Gilbert Town Council gave approval Nov. 16 to zoning changes that will allow an area designated for community commercial development to become an apartment development with an adjacent commercial use.


Three businesses that have opened in Gilbert

Club Aesthetics, Gravitate Smoke Shop and Macy Lane Designs are now open in Gilbert.

Black Rock Coffee Bar opens downtown Chandler location

Black Rock Coffee Bar opened its 100th store Nov. 19. The company's latest addition is located in downtown Chandler at the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Frye Road.

Mingle + Graze offers connection, community over grazing tables in Chandler

Mahfam Moeeni-Alarcon said she always knew she was going to have a business. She went to culinary school and worked in and around restaurants and grocery stores such as Whole Foods before starting Mingle + Graze.

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


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