Read the latest business and community news from Gilbert and Chandler.
Press Coffee to open Gilbert location
Press Coffee will open at The Reserve at San Tan business park, 335 E. Germann Road, Gilbert, on Nov. 6. The ninth location in the Valley of the specialty coffee and coffee-based drinks shop will be in a 7,000-square-foot space with conference areas plus traditional cafe seating near the coffee bar.
Cuisine and Wine Bistro in Gilbert reopens as B Gastrobar
The former Cuisine and Wine Bistro reopened Sept. 29 at 1422 W. Warner Road, Gilbert, after rebranding as B Gastrobar. The lunch and dinner menus in the renovated restaurant feature salads, burgers, sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, and other entrees.
Nurd Berger Cafe opens Gilbert location
Nurd Berger Café opened Sept. 14 at 235 E. Warner Road, Ste. 107, Gilbert. The pop culture-themed restaurant serves specialty burgers, chicken, fish and chips, steak sandwiches and exotic desserts.
Gilbert Fireplaces & BBQs evolves into place of business for entire Barnhart family
Mike Barnhart did not have plans for his business, Gilbert Fireplaces & BBQs, to become a family business. It just evolved into one.
The Nook—A Daytime Eatery owners set out on their own after leaving franchise chain
Sean and Annette Anderson were nicely ensconced in their jobs, Sean as a nurse and Annette in sales, until the day a 650-pound patient fell on Sean and ended his nursing career. That sent him off to look for something new.
“He looked at me, and he says, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’” Annette recalled. “And I said, ‘Well, I don’t know.’ And he said, ‘What do you think about opening a restaurant?’ And I kind of looked at him like he had lost his mind.”
Chandler Library awarded coronavirus relief grants
The library developed Grab 'n Go kits during the pandemic and added digital content targeted to specific library users, according to the city. The new programs are supported by a $10,000 coronavirus relief grant approved by the Arizona State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, according to the city.
Chandler announces Halloween activities for children, families
The city of Chandler announced a lineup of reimagined typical Halloween events due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tom Blodgett and Alexa D’Angelo contributed to this report.