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


Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen sets soft opening for June 3

It features a healthy eating modern Italian menu of salads, entrees, pasta and pizza, fused with flavors of Asian, Mediterranean and Mexican ingredients. It also offers a variety of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and allergy-friendly items.

Gilbert Town Council approves capital improvement plan

The plan prioritizes and estimates the costs of the infrastructure needs for Gilbert and identifies funding sources to meet those needs.

Tap Dragon Craft Beer & Wine Bar anticipates July opening in Gilbert

It will offer local craft beers and a rotating wine list, meads and ciders served indoors or on an outdoor dog-friendly patio.


Gila River Hotels & Casinos announces new online, social casino

Gila River Hotels & Casinos announced May 27 that Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte and Vee Quiva are "elevating the gaming experience" by offering guests a new way to enjoy casino games from the comfort of their own homes.

Chandler City Council calls for bond election in November, adopts tentative budget, approves several agreements

Chandler City Council called for a special bond election to be held in November and approved the city's tentative budget during a meeting May 27.

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