Twisted Sugar cookie shop locations to open in Gilbert; Chandler farmers market to return Oct. 2 and more area news

Twisted Sugar bakes some specialty cookies. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Twisted Sugar bakes some specialty cookies. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Twisted Sugar bakes some specialty cookies. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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


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

Twisted Sugar closed its location at 884 W. Warner Road, Ste. B9, Gilbert, in August. However, the gourmet cookie shop still has a location on Higley Road in Gilbert and plans two more Gilbert stores as part of a 10-store expansion in the state.

Three new places to get fit in Gilbert

Saule Yoga opened June 1 at 2335 S. Lindsay Road, Ste. 112, Gilbert.

Two new places to wash your car in Gilbert

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


Texas-based allergy company makes Arizona debut with several East Valley locations

Aspire Allergy & Sinus has partnered with Phoenix-area allergy practice Allergy Associates and Asthma Ltd., according to a news release from Aspire.

Downtown Chandler Farmers Market to return Oct. 2

The farmers market takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and features fresh produce, gourmet foods and artisan creators.

Mexican restaurant to take over spot left vacant by Coconut's Fish Cafe in Chandler

Signage for K-38 Beach Mex Cantina has gone up at 1155 W. Ocotillo Road, Ste. 1, in Chandler—a spot that has been vacant since Coconut's Fish Cafe left the spot in fall 2020.

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


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District data for schools in Gilbert

Here is a look at data about the three school districts that serve Gilbert.

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Gilbert campus testing data for AzM2 in 2021

The tables reveal test scores from the 2020-21 AzM2 exam, the state’s standardized test for schools

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Gilbert’s school districts face learning-loss challenge

While school officials said standardized test results from spring 2021 are concerning, they believe they can help students get back on track from the pandemic.

Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson is calling for an investigation into whether staff members used town resources to promote personal political agendas or targeted others for their political views. (Screenshot from GilbertLive)
Gilbert mayor calls for staff investigation; Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Chandler and more top Phoenix-area news

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

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4 Wheel Parts set for grand opening in Gilbert on Oct. 23

The store, part of a national chain, carries parts and accessories for off-road vehicles.

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Loop 202-I-10 interchange to close morning of Oct. 23

The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to close the interchange ramp from the westbound Loop 202-Santan Freeway to westbound I-10-Maricopa Freeway in Chandler from 4 a.m. to noon Oct. 23 for maintenance work.

Arizona health authorities are preparing for COVID-19 vaccines to potentially become available for children ages 5-11. (Courtesy Fotolia)
What to know about COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5-11 in Arizona

Don Herrington, the interim director of Arizona Department of Health Services, sent out a blog Oct. 20 addressing COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5-11.

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Gilbert Town Council accepts ethics report findings on mayor

Mayor Brigette Peterson apologized to Gilbert residents and her fellow council members for the moment of poor judgment and said she has been working to grow and learn.

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Gilbert mayor calls for investigation into allegations of staff promoting personal political agendas

Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson said Oct. 19 she plans to call for an investigation into whether town staff members targeted employees for their political beliefs and used town resources to further their personal political agendas.

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Crews working on water line in Gilbert’s Western Powerline Trail

Contractor crews began work Oct. 18 on a water pipeline in the Powerline Trail on the west side of Gilbert Road off the roadway.

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Two schools of different types that have opened in Gilbert

Here are two different types of schools that have opened in Gilbert recently.

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Two business changes to know in Gilbert

Here are two recent business changes to know in Gilbert.