Sushi Rock & Grill opens in Gilbert; Chandler USD high schools see rise in coronavirus and more top area news

Sushi Rock & Grill opened on Higley Road in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Sushi Rock & Grill opened on Higley Road in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Sushi Rock & Grill opened on Higley Road in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)

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


Sushi Rock & Grill open in Gilbert

The Japanese restaurant serves sushi, salads and soup.

Familial, cultural roots mark Mr. Thai Bistro

Katherine Clements calls her family’s Thai restaurant “nothing special.”

Mr. Thai Bistro’s unassuming storefront, in a strip mall on the corner of Warner and Cooper roads, is in line with Clements’ modesty. But inside, customers will find a place that upholds valued traditions.

Gilbert Town Council tables changes to meeting procedures

Gilbert Town Council tabled a series of code changes to the rules of order and procedure for council meetings after some strenuous objections from members of the public and some council members.


Here are 5 businesses that have recently opened in Chandler

BlackSheep Wine Bar & Merchant opened in July in downtown Chandler. The business is located at 98 S. San Marcos Place and offers an array of options on its menu as well as an extensive wine list and a variety of cocktails.

Chandler, Hamilton high schools see rise in COVID-19 cases after first two weeks of school

Chandler USD updates its COVID-19 dashboard weekly and updated it for the first time this school year Aug. 3. Hamilton High School had the highest active case count with 32, followed by Chandler High School with 10 cases and Basha High School with five cases.

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


Amy Temes
Updates to Gilbert’s land development code gain approval from council

The approval marked the end of a nearly three-year effort from the town’s planning department to update the code and make it more user-friendly for citizens.

Ocotillo Road
Gilbert Town Council approves agreement with ADOT to help fund Ocotillo Bridge project

Council unanimously approved the agreement despite objections from Council Member Laurin Hendrix about how the funding fits in with the town’s $515 million bond question on the November mail-in ballot

The Strand @ Gilbert rendering
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.

Twisted Sugar bakes some specialty cookies. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Twisted Sugar cookie shop locations to open in Gilbert; Chandler farmers market to return Oct. 2 and more area news

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

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

Twisted Sugar plans two more Gilbert stores as part of a 10-store expansion in the state

Road work
Germann Road remains under construction from Lindsay to Val Vista

Construction continues at Lindsay Road and on Germann Road, east of Lindsay, with left turns are restricted at Lindsay

Ally Dell' Amico, Julie Vaquez, Saule Yoga
Three new places to get fit in Gilbert

Here are three new spots to get fit in Gilbert.

Gilbert mural
Gilbert seeks applicants for redevelopment commission

The town of Gilbert has openings for two volunteers on the Redevelopment Commission and is seeking applicants to fill them.

A new tenant will take over the space left vacant by Flix Brewhouse in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Look Cinemas to replace Flix Brewhouse in downtown Chandler, plus more top news from the Phoenix area

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Phoenix area.

Quick Quack Car Wash
Two new places to wash your car in Gilbert

Here are two places to wash your car that have opened recently in Gilbert

Gilbert Public Schools governing board
Gilbert Public Schools board looks at next round of relief funding

Gilbert Public Schools intends to spend its next round round of federal coronavirus relief money to address learning loss, beef up instruction and compete for talent in its workforce.

Coming soon
Two businesses coming to Gilbert

Here are two businesses that plan to open later this year in Gilbert.