Waldo's BBQ now serving Gilbert; Chipotle coming to Chandler and more top area news

The Super Sampler ($23.99) comes with three choices of meats—shown are pulled beef, sliced ham and pulled pork—topped with a quarter-rack of baby back ribs. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Super Sampler ($23.99) comes with three choices of meats—shown are pulled beef, sliced ham and pulled pork—topped with a quarter-rack of baby back ribs. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Super Sampler ($23.99) comes with three choices of meats—shown are pulled beef, sliced ham and pulled pork—topped with a quarter-rack of baby back ribs. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Gilbert

Waldo’s BBQ owner finds right spot for second foray into restaurants

After selling his first restaurant, a pizza place in Scottsdale, Frank Estadt was looking for where to hold his second act.

Chandler



Chipotle to open new Chandler location

The fast-casual Mexican restaurant will be housed in the space that previously held Krispy Kreme, located at 1055 W. Chandler Blvd.

GUIDE: Where to beat the heat in Chandler

In addition to local water amenities, residents can trek some miles in any direction to find an oasis from the desert heat.

Things to do: Participate in Chandler's scavenger hunt July 24

The city of Chandler will host its second #DiscoverChandler Instagram Scavenger Hunt on July 24, according to a news release from the city.

The Screamery crafts old fashioned ice cream with modern day flavors

Kenny and Linda Sarnoski were on a mission to consume better foods and pay more attention to the ingredients they were consuming about a decade ago, but Linda said she had a hard time letting go of her favorite treat—ice cream. So Kenny sought out to make homemade ice cream that was free of the ingredients and chemicals that comes from ice cream one might get at the grocery store.

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






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Gilbert riding strong seller’s market

The Gilbert residential real estate market has mirrored the trends around much of the nation as sales prices soared in the winter and early spring, local data shows.

Buono's Pizza Gilbert serves New York-style pizza. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Buono’s Pizza Gilbert opens; low inventory leads to rising home prices in Chandler and more top area news

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

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Former Higley USD Superintendent Denise Birdwell, local contractor employees indicted relating to construction projects

Criminal indictments have been issued against a former Higley USD superintendent and three other people who are being charged with financial crimes, according to the State Auditor General’s Office.

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Cafe Rio has opened second location in Gilbert in past three months

The restaurant serves made-from-scratch Mexican food with fresh ingredients

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Drivers reminded to slow down in school zones as students return

Gilbert has 58 public schools in the three districts that serve the town, with all of them having designated school crossings

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Initial Higley USD test scores higher than state averages

The data was presented at the district’s initial board meeting for fiscal year 2021-22, the first meeting under which Dawn Foley is the district’s permanent superintendent.

Campus ushers in new era for Arizona College Prep High School

July 21 marks the start of the school year and the opening of Arizona College Prep High School—the district’s newest campus—which will house the Arizona College Prep students and staff in a state-of-the-art high school facility

Q&A: Chandler USD interim superintendent shares goals for district ahead of school year

Chandler USD interim superintendent Frank Narducci answers Community Impact Newspaper's questions ahead of the start of the school year July 21.

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Gilbert launches expansion of recycling pilot program

Gilbert is asking residents to only put four types of items into recycling bins for collection: plastic bottles, jugs and jars; metal food and beverage containers; paper; and flattened cardboard.

The freeway expansion project will occur across 11 miles of east- and westbound I-19 between Loop 202 and I-17, including the Broadway Curve between Baseline Road and 40th Street. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work to begin on I-10 Broadway Curve project July 23

The first phase of work for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s I-10 Broadway Curve improvement project is set to begin late July 23 with a weekend closure of westbound I-10.

An ice cream shop, a restaurant with a gaming twist and more are coming soon to Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper)
6 businesses coming to Chandler; sushi shop opens in Gilbert and more Phoenix-area news

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

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Buono’s Pizza Gilbert opens on Williams Field Road

Buono's Pizza Gilbert serves New York-style pizza.