Election results, a new ramen restaurant and more top stories from the Phoenix area

Both the city of Chandler bond package and the Chandler USD 15% override appear to be passing in Nov. 2 election results. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Both the city of Chandler bond package and the Chandler USD 15% override appear to be passing in Nov. 2 election results. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

Both the city of Chandler bond package and the Chandler USD 15% override appear to be passing in Nov. 2 election results. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

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

Town of Gilbert transportation bond vote tightens, holds bare lead

The town of Gilbert’s $515 million streets, transportation and infrastructure bond still leads, but a count of the ballots Nov. 4 turned in Tuesday has brought the issue to nearly a tie.

Election results: city of Chandler bond, Chandler USD override appear to be passing

The bond package was split into five questions: parks, fire, police, streets and facilities. All five categories were passing as of 8 p.m. Nov. 2.


Kazu Ramen opening this winter in Gilbert

The Japanese restaurant specializes in ramen dishes.

Black Rock Coffee Bar to open in downtown Chandler

The building is part of a new construction project project expected to bring several new businesses to downtown.

Declaring she will not quit, co-owner grows Willow Massage + Spa through trials

Tracey Groy has spent most of her work life as a certified public accountant, but the stress of that job was not good for her with a family history of heart disease.

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


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Town narrows Western Canal pipeline solutions to 4

Some residents said after the Nov. 15 meeting they believe the town will just decide to use its original preferred solution of using eminent domain to claim the town’s easements on their property,

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New casino near Gilbert should bring jobs to area

A new 160-acre, $150 million casino is expected to open a couple miles west of Gilbert town limits within the next two years.

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Tap Dragon Craft Beer & Wine Bar opens in Gilbert

Tap Dragon offers local craft beers and a rotating wine list, meads and ciders.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sits beside Samsung CEO Dr. Kinam Kim as he announces the company is brining a $17 billion facility to Taylor. (Screnshot via KXAN)
Samsung makes it official: Announcement from Governor's Mansion confirms $17B facility coming to Taylor

Nearly a year after Williamson County officials began pitching Samsung to bring a megafacility to the area, the electronics giant has made it official.

Jim Torgeson, who owns a Mesa sign-making business, filed the suit in Maricopa County Superior Court, naming the Town of Gilbert and each member of the town council in their capacity as a council member. (Courtesy Brian Jackson/Adobe Stock)
Sign maker seeks annulment of Gilbert bond election in lawsuit

A Gilbert resident and critic of the town’s $515 million streets, transportation and infrastructure bond filed suit Nov. 22, alleging his free speech rights were violated and asking the election results be annulled.

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Three businesses that have opened in Gilbert

Here are three businesses that have opened recently in Gilbert.

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Gilbert’s hospitals grapple with nursing shortage

The hospital systems serving Gilbert—as with Arizona and the remainder of the nation—say they are battling the effects of a nursing shortage exacerbated by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Police officers recognized at Gilbert Community Excellence Awards

A group of police officers who assisted in stopping a felony suspect’s attempted escape received the Tim Dorn Public Safety Award on Nov. 18 at the 25th annual Gilbert Community Excellence Awards.

Santan Mountain Casino is set to open in the next 24-26 months just outside of Chandler. (Courtesy Steelman Partners)
New casino to open near Chandler; median home prices up more than 25% across Gilbert in Sept. and more top area news

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

Gilbert Days will bring a series of road restrictions and closures to town Nov. 20. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert Days Parade, races to bring street closures Nov. 20

The annual Gilbert Days Parade, and Gilbert Half Marathon and 10K will take place Nov. 20, resulting in road restrictions and closures throughout Gilbert.

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Caldwell County Mexi-Q opens, replaces Clay Dawgs in Gilbert

The restaurant is a new concept from Clay Caldwell combining barbecue and Mexican food to replace his hot dog restaurant.