Gilbert changes code to address pot; 4 new businesses open in Chandler and more top local news

Brigette Peterson conducts her first full meeting as Gilbert mayor Jan. 19. (Screen shot from GilbertLive)
Brigette Peterson conducts her first full meeting as Gilbert mayor Jan. 19. (Screen shot from GilbertLive)

Brigette Peterson conducts her first full meeting as Gilbert mayor Jan. 19. (Screen shot from GilbertLive)

Read the most popular business and community news stories from Gilbert and Chandler from the past week.

Gilbert

Gilbert Town Council amends codes to address marijuana at residences

Gilbert Town Council passed new building and fire code amendments Jan. 19 related to safety issues associated with residential marijuana growth and extraction facilities.

Panda Libre in Gilbert changes name to Kung Pow Restaurant



The restaurant formerly known as Panda Libre at 748 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, changed its name and concept Dec. 18 to Kung Pow Restaurant. A trademark infringement suit was brought against Panda Libre by a national Chinese restaurant chain.

Gilbert looks to fill openings on two more boards

The town of Gilbert has announced it is looking for applicants to fill openings on two more town boards and commissions.

Chandler

Here are four businesses that have recently opened in Chandler

See four businesses that have recently opened in Chandler.

Laser Components Detector Group moves into new Chandler space

Laser Components Detector Group has moved into its new, significantly larger space in Chandler, according to a news release from the city.

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






MOST RECENT

Road barrels
Lanes to be closed overnight on Loop 202-Santan Freeway

Loop 202-Santan Freeway will undergo overnight lane closures in the Gilbert area from June 22-July 2.

Road work sign
Recker Road project reaches 60% completion

The improvements will bring Recker Road to minor arterial road standards, including four lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks and streetlights.

Coming soon
Tap Dragon Craft Beer & Wine Bar opening pushed back to September

Tap Dragon will offer local craft beers and a rotating wine list, meads and ciders

Jeremiah's Ice
Jeremiah's Italian Ice set to open in Gilbert Warner center in mid-July

The shop serves 40 flavors of Italian Ice and three flavors of soft ice cream.

Colton Grubb announced Grubstak would close its doors June 13. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grubstak in Chandler closes; Gilbert Town Council OKs park with stipulations and more top area news

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

Gilbert Municipal Building I
Gilbert committee to consider uses for new logo

The Gilbert Town Council directed staff at its June 15 meeting to pull together an internal committee to study appropriate uses of the town’s new logo.

Randy Nelson
Gilbert Town Council approves Santan Adventure Park with stipulations

A developer cleared a final hurdle to build Santan Adventure Park at a site off Gilbert’s Crossroads Regional Park, but neighbors earned some concessions in the final vote.

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19 cases down, vaccinations up across Gilbert

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 31,381 COVID-19 cases overall in Gilbert's six ZIP codes June 13.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19-related hospitalizations continue to remain low across Arizona

Take a look at the hospitalization data across Arizona.

In the last week, Maricopa County residents received about 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
50% of Maricopa County residents age 10 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

In the last week, about 10,000 Maricopa County residents received doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day, according to the county.

Goldfish Swim School anticipates opening June 15 in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
3 businesses coming soon to Gilbert; Higley USD puts bond on ballot and more top area news

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

The proposed $95 million bond places an emphasis on funding technology and safety and security, district officials said. (Courtesy Higley USD)
Higley USD taking bond question to voters

The proposed $95 million bond places an emphasis on funding technology and safety and security, district officials said.