A pet-friendly bar opens in Gilbert; a 99 Ranch Market will anchor a Chandler shopping center and more top news from the Phoenix area

Randy Duren co-owns Hair of the Dog with his wife, Marleen. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Randy Duren co-owns Hair of the Dog with his wife, Marleen. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Randy Duren co-owns Hair of the Dog with his wife, Marleen. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Gilbert

Pet-friendly Hair of the Dog opens in Gilbert

The wine bar, tap house and coffee shop is designed to be a dog-friendly neighborhood bar.

Val Vista widening project at 75% toward completion


The town of Gilbert’s Val Vista Drive widening project is approximately 75% complete.

Traffic restrictions on the project, which runs from Appleby to Riggs roads, are one lane in each direction. Base paving has started for the cub lane north and south from Ocotillo Road to Appleby.

Gilbert Town Council gives preliminary approval to $988.25 million budget

For the second consecutive year, Gilbert Town Council is heading toward a budget that is smaller than the previous year.

Chandler

99 Ranch Market to anchor Chandler shopping center

99 Ranch Market will anchor the shopping center located at the northeast corner of Chandler Boulevard and Dobson Road. The store takes over what used to be a Basha's location.

Jinya Ramen Bar opens downtown Chandler location

Jinya Ramen Bar opened its downtown Chandler location April 29.

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


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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.

Between January and April, the Maricopa County Assessor's Office reported 19,232 permits for home construction work, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Home construction projects on the rise across Maricopa County

Home construction permits are seeing a sharp increase across Maricopa County, according to data from the Maricopa County Assessor's Office.

As of June 7, 6,016,915 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 3,385,174 individuals, including 2,884,332 who are now fully vaccinated. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
ADHS: Nearly 3 million Arizonans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 3.4 million Arizonans have receieved at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to ADHS.

Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen will open June 3 in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Picazzo's restaurant opens in Gilbert; Chandler council calls for bond election and more top area news

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

Four business changes at SanTan Village

Here are four business changes at SanTan Village shopping center in Gilbert.

Cafe Rio
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill opens on Power Road in Gilbert

The restaurant serves made-from-scratch Mexican food with fresh ingredients.

Gilbert Water Tower
Gilbert collecting items to battle summer heat

The efforts are specifically aimed at helping homeless, young and elderly people who are at increased risk from the heat.