Downtown Historic Gilbert: The Heritage District

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Historic Downtown Gilbert

The Heritage District encompasses 0.3 square miles (192 acres) of downtown Gilbert. The vision for the downtown Heritage District is a family-friendly, pedestrian-oriented mixed-use development.  This is supported by the Redevelopment Plan and the Heritage District Design Guidelines. Here’s a look at what has happened in downtown Gilbert.

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Categories: Entertainment, Food/Restaurant, Gilbert, Recreation

Chandler Classic Car Show – An Annual February Public Event

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Popular Chandler Event for Car Ethusiasts

If you ever find yourself looking for something to do on the 4th weekend of February, reserve that Saturday for the Chandler Classic Car Show held in historic downtown Chandler. The 8th annual Chandler Classic Car Show was held Saturday, February 26th that hosted more than 200 pre-1980 cars.  Last year more than 20,000 visitors came to the event, and raised more than $10,000.

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Things to do in Gilbert, Az.

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 Gilbert – A popular east valley community

Gilbert is known for many things.  A safe community with a family friendly atmosphere.  A  great place to raise children with a high quality of life.  A growing community with  highly rated schools.  Good freeway access to Phoenix and surrounding areas.  Affordable homes including waterfront and lake communities and award winning hospitals.   All in all, Gilbert is one of the most desireable towns in the Phoenix valley.   For a sample of some of the things that make Gilbert such a popluar community, read on.

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Categories: Entertainment, Food/Restaurant, Freestone Park, Gilbert, Recreation, Relocation

Mesa Arts Center in Historic Downtown

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Excelling in Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Education

Even though the Mesa Arts Center is located in Mesa, residents of the entire Phoenix valley can enjoy the most comprehensive and largest Arts Center in Arizona.  Located on a seven-acre campus, the  212,000 sq.ft. $95 million facility focuses on performing arts, contemporary arts, and arts education.  The Mesa Arts Center(MAC)  features 4 theatres that range in size from the smaller 98 seat Farnsworth Studio Theatre to the larger Ikeda Theatre that seats 1,600, along with five art galleries and 14 studios and classrooms.

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Categories: Chandler, Entertainment, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe

SanTan Village – Regional Outdoor Shopping Mall in Gilbert

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Regional outdoor shopping mall in Gilbert

San Tan Village celebrated its newest addition yesterday with the grand opening of Macy’s.  San Tan Village located at Williams Field and the Santan 202 freeway is comprised of two sections; the shopping center and the urban village.  For a layout of both click on San Tan Village Shopping Center layout.   The list of stores is almost endless as seen in the Story Directory  The layout of the the urban village is nothing new, but the uncommon outdoor layout for the shopping center is a unique twist, especially for Phoenix when  outdoors in the summer is synonymous  with 110 degree days.  That misting system better work! Read the rest of this entry

Categories: Entertainment, Food/Restaurant, Gilbert

Gilbert entertainment: Hale Centre Theatre

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Hale Centre Theatre in downtown Gilbert

Come and enjoy local live entertainment in downtown Gilbert.   One of 5 theatres in 3 states, the Hale Centre Theatre is the longest, continuously running center stage theatre in the country. The Gilbert Hale Centre Theatre opened in July 2003.  The unique center stage arrangement ensures everyone of having a good seat.  The company originally started in Glendale, California in 1947 to a meager opening night audience of 6, but it has not  missed a week of presenting high quality, affordable entertainment since its humble beginning.  You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy such productions as The King & I, Sleeping Beauty, Charley’s Aunt, She Loves Me, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, and more.  Ticket prices range from $17 – $24.

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Categories: Entertainment, Gilbert


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