Read the top business and community news from Chandler and Gilbert from the past week.
Gilbert Public Schools to start earlier, extend breaks beginning in 2022-23 school year
Gilbert Public Schools will move to an earlier start of its school year and add a week to its fall and spring breaks for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years.
Holiday Inn Express approaches opening in Gilbert
InterContinental Hotels Group anticipates opening a Holiday Inn Express hotel in the second quarter of 2021 at Power and Galveston roads in Gilbert. The amenities for the hotel, which is to have a little fewer than 100 rooms, include a pool and spa, small conference rooms, small meeting rooms, exercise facilities and guest laundry.
Farmer Boys set to open March 1 at Gilbert's City Gate
Farmer Boys will open its first Arizona location March 1 in City Gate at 1535 N. Higley Road, Gilbert. The 40-year-old California-based chain purchases its ingredients from local farms and purveyors when possible and serves five kinds of hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and breakfast.
Downtown Chandler to add businesses, multifamily in the next year
Nine businesses are planning 2021 openings in downtown Chandler; a new retail and restaurant development on the corner of Frye Road and Arizona Avenue is expected to open in 2021; and construction is underway at two new multifamily developments downtown, said John Owens, downtown redevelopment specialist with the city of Chandler.
Homes continue to fly off the market across all Chandler ZIP codes
Home prices continue to increase as the number of days on the market are down significantly from last year, according to local real estate data.
Tom Blodgett and Alexa D’Angelo contributed to this report.