Cracker Barrel coming to Gilbert; wine bar set for Chandler and more top Phoenix-area news

The location's decor will pay homage to the town's history as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World." (Courtesy Cracker Barrel Old Country Store)
The location's decor will pay homage to the town's history as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World." (Courtesy Cracker Barrel Old Country Store)

The location's decor will pay homage to the town's history as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World." (Courtesy Cracker Barrel Old Country Store)

Read the most popular news from the past week in Chandler and Gilbert.

Gilbert

Cracker Barrel sets Feb. 8 opening date in Gilbert

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is slated to open Feb. 8 at 1799 N. Higley Road, Gilbert. Each site of the chain features a gift store and a restaurant, both with a Southern, country theme.

Brigette Peterson sworn in as Gilbert mayor with council members Scott Anderson, Kathy Tilque



Brigette Peterson was sworn in as the 33rd mayor of Gilbert on Jan. 12, ending a nearly yearlong shuffling of the Town Council.

Chandler

Wine bar concept set to occupy former DC Steakhouse location in downtown Chandler

Black Sheep Wine Bar will take over the location formerly belonging to DC Steakhouse in downtown Chandler's historic square.

New Chandler City Council members to take seats Jan. 14

Christine Ellis and OD Harris will take the oath of office Jan. 14, effectively taking their seats on the Chandler City Council.

Arizona to add second vaccination center after successes at State Farm Stadium in Glendale

Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services announced Jan. 14 the launch of a second vaccination site after the success of the state's first 24/7 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The second location will be at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

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