Proposed Gilbert water park changes operator; Chandler businesses struggle to find workers and more top area news

The Strand @ Gilbert could soon undergo a name change but will not open until 2024. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)
The Strand @ Gilbert could soon undergo a name change but will not open until 2024. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

The Strand @ Gilbert could soon undergo a name change but will not open until 2024. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

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

Gilbert

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.

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



Twisted Sugar closed its location at 884 W. Warner Road, Ste. B9, Gilbert, in August.

Chandler

Mexican restaurant to take over spot left vacant by Coconut's Fish Cafe in Chandler

Signage for K-38 Beach Mex Cantina has gone up at 1155 W. Ocotillo Road, Ste. 1, in Chandler—a spot that has been vacant since Coconut's Fish Cafe left the spot in the fall of 2020.

Chandler eyes city's 'final frontier' of undeveloped land at the Chandler Airpark Area

Chandler officials call the Chandler Airpark Area the city’s “final frontier.” The employment corridor holds about 18% of the city’s overall remaining land, and the city’s plan for the area aims to preserve as much of that land as possible for employment purposes.

Chandler businesses struggle to find workers

“Help wanted” signs can be found in the windows of many Chandler restaurants and businesses as owners struggle to fill positions.

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



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Brigette Peterson
Gilbert Town Council accepts ethics report findings on mayor

Mayor Brigette Peterson apologized to Gilbert residents and her fellow council members for the moment of poor judgment and said she has been working to grow and learn.

Brigette Peterson
Gilbert mayor calls for investigation into allegations of staff promoting personal political agendas

Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson said Oct. 19 she plans to call for an investigation into whether town staff members targeted employees for their political beliefs and used town resources to further their personal political agendas.

Western Powerline Trail
Crews working on water line in Gilbert’s Western Powerline Trail

Contractor crews began work Oct. 18 on a water pipeline in the Powerline Trail on the west side of Gilbert Road off the roadway.

Now open
Two schools of different types that have opened in Gilbert

Here are two different types of schools that have opened in Gilbert recently.

Curves staff members
Two business changes to know in Gilbert

Here are two recent business changes to know in Gilbert.

Road worker shoveling
Traffic shifting to north side on Germann Road in Gilbert project area

Germann Road traffic will be shifted starting Oct. 17 to the road’s north side onto newly placed and temporary asphalt through the intersection at Lindsay Road and to the west on Germann Road.

Whataburger is opening a location in south Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Whataburger coming to Chandler; median home prices continue to soar in Gilbert and more top area news

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

Groundbreaking ceremony
Dignity Health, Kindred Healthcare break ground on freestanding rehabilitation hospital in Gilbert

Dignity Health and Kindred Healthcare broke ground Oct. 13 on Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital-Gilbert, which the partners hope will open in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Copenhagen Imports exterior
Copenhagen Imports opens its doors in Gilbert

The store sells contemporary and modern furniture for home and office spaces.

Tyler Moore
Higley USD officials demonstrate bond, override uses

Higley USD officials presented before the governing board Oct. 13 how the district has used its maintenance and operations override funds and reallocated bond money from the 2019 election.

A Chandler landmark is getting a new home, according to a news release from the city of Chandler. (Courtesy Chandler Museum)
Chandler plane landmark moving to veterans park; selfie museum opens in Gilbert and more area news

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

Gilbert Public Schools governing board at study session
Governing board approves Gilbert Public Schools’ annual financial report

The district's annual financial report is required by state statute and is meant to disclose budgetary performance to the public.