Gilbert mayor calls for staff investigation; Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Chandler and more top Phoenix-area news

Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson is calling for an investigation into whether staff members used town resources to promote personal political agendas or targeted others for their political views. (Screenshot from GilbertLive)
Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson is calling for an investigation into whether staff members used town resources to promote personal political agendas or targeted others for their political views. (Screenshot from GilbertLive)

Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson is calling for an investigation into whether staff members used town resources to promote personal political agendas or targeted others for their political views. (Screenshot from GilbertLive)

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

GILBERT

Gilbert mayor calls for investigation into allegations of staff promoting personal political agendas

Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson said Oct. 19 she plans to call for an investigation into whether town staff members targeted employees for their political beliefs and used town resources to further their personal political agendas.

Two schools of different types that have opened in Gilbert


Goldfish Swim School and Paradigm Learning Microschools are both now open in Gilbert.

Two business changes to know in Gilbert

A fitness studio has relocated, and a Pain Stop Clinic has closed.

CHANDLER

Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Chandler


The drive-thru coffee shop will be located at 3055 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler.

Gila River breaks ground on fourth casino at Gilbert Road and Hunt Highway

Gila River Hotels & Casinos broke ground on its newest project—Santan Mountain—Monday, Oct. 18, on Gila River Indian Community land just south of Chandler on Gilbert Road and Hunt Highway.

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


MOST RECENT

Gila River Hotels & Casinos plans to open Santan Mountain Casino in the next 18-24 months, company officials said. Future plans for the area include a hotel. (Rendering courtesy Gila River Hotels & Casinos)
New casino coming to Gilbert area; Duck Donuts marks 2 years in Chandler and more top area business news

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

Krista Cox
Gilbert Public Schools governing board approves course description books, fees

Krista Cox, GPS secondary school curriculum, instruction and assessment director, summarized the changes for the board as being done to improve the user friendliness of the book through its structure and format

Gavel, law books
Gilbert moves to dismiss lawsuit asking courts to throw out bond election results

The town of Gilbert asked Maricopa County Superior Court on Nov. 29 to dismiss a lawsuit that challenged the town’s $515 million streets, transportation and infrastructure bond election.

By the Bucket exterior
By the Bucket heading toward soft opening Dec. 1

The Italian restaurant serves hot spaghetti to go in a bucket and meatball sandwiches.

Atomic Comics
Atomic Comics reborn at SanTan Village in Gilbert

It marks the return of a popular comic book store chain in the Phoenix area that opened in 1988 but closed its four stores in 2011 in bankruptcy

Western Canal
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,

Casino rendering
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.

Jennifer Gallego, Tap Dragon Craft Beer & Wine Bar interiror
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.