2 restaurants opening in Gilbert in September; winery, new Vietnamese eatery make Chandler debuts and more Phoenix-area news

Fox Concepts restaurants North Italia and Flower Child share a building on the northwest corner of Williams Field Road and Santan Village Parkway. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Fox Concepts restaurants North Italia and Flower Child share a building on the northwest corner of Williams Field Road and Santan Village Parkway. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Fox Concepts restaurants North Italia and Flower Child share a building on the northwest corner of Williams Field Road and Santan Village Parkway. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

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Pair of Fox Concepts restaurants opening in September

The two Fox Concepts restaurants sharing building space at Williams Field and Santan Village Parkway are opening this month, one having done so and the other coming before month’s end.

Two places now selling tea in Gilbert


Here are two places that sell tea and opened recently in Gilbert.

Chandler

Winery, new Vietnamese restaurant make Chandler debuts

Here are two new restaurants in Chandler.

Nando's Mexican Café blends families old and new for restaurant's success

Tim Shaughnessy and Fernando “Nando” Rios became business partners for the past 18 years in Nando’s Mexican Café in Gilbert, which has grown to four restaurants in the East Valley, including Chandler in 2012. A fifth opens in Maricopa next year.

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



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