Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria opening in Chandler; Mr. Rice Asian Cuisine opens in Gilbert and more top local news

The restaurant offers pizza in addition to appetizers, pasta, salad and desserts. (Courtesy Lou Malnati's Pizzeria)
The restaurant offers pizza in addition to appetizers, pasta, salad and desserts. (Courtesy Lou Malnati's Pizzeria)

The restaurant offers pizza in addition to appetizers, pasta, salad and desserts. (Courtesy Lou Malnati's Pizzeria)

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Chandler

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria to open new Chandler location in late April

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, an Illinois-based pizzeria that specializes in deep-dish pizzas, will open a new location at 2815 S. Alma School Road, Ste. 15, Chandler, in late April.

Outdoor movie showings to start at Chandler's Tumbleweed Park in May


Chandler residents and moviegoers have an outdoor theater option with the return of the city of Chandler's free movie series—popcorn not included.

The Aloha motel near downtown Chandler to hold grand opening ceremony

Originally constructed in 1950, The Aloha motel will have a grand opening ceremony on May 7 following renovations.

Gilbert

Mr. Rice Asian Cuisine has opened in Gilbert

Mr. Rice Asian Cuisine opened Feb. 19 in Gilbert.

Planet Fitness at Gilbert Warner development opens

Planet Fitness opened its fourth Gilbert location April 18.

Katelyn Reinhart and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.