Sutra Studios' Gilbert location is closed

Sutra Studios closed its Heritage studio at 350 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 106, Gilbert, in October. The Roosevelt location in Phoenix of the boutique wellness studio remains open. 602-368-6008. www.sutrastudios.com
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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The Downtown Chandler Community Partnership is launching a new interactive display of holiday decorations in downtown Chandler called "Sugarland." (Courtesy Downtown Chandler Community Partnership)
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