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Photo courtesy umphx.com     Kids and kids at heart can now enjoy the world’s largest bounce park, aptly dubbed FunBox, at the Chandler Fashion Center Mall. FunBox features 25,000 square feet of continuous jumping zones that connect to 10 different play areas. This new inflatable playground includes a 23-foot slide, dodgeball court, battle beam, sumo challenge, a giant maze and a soundtrack spun by a DJ in a giant blow-up octopus. The attraction is...

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Graze Box | Photo courtesy BlackSheep   Sometimes being the black sheep isn’t such a bad thing, especially when wine is involved. Join the herd at downtown Chandler’s newest wine bar, BlackSheep, where you’ll find an array of authentic wines from around the globe, specialty craft cocktails and light bites. The bar, which opened in July, has a sleek, modern aesthetic. The patio is home to 1940s-era streetlamps with multiple table sections, perfect for those...

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed at the Valley’s new Cooper’s Hawk location in Chandler, which opened its doors on Monday. Those doors lead you into an expansive tasting room lined with every varietal you can imagine on one side, a glass case displaying glistening chocolate truffles on the other, and an array of upscale wine accessories splayed out on tables in the middle of the room. Before you even set foot in the dining area,...

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The Rockin’ Taco Street Fest is coming back to Chandler! After not hosting the event last year due to COVID-19, this year’s festival marks the 10th annual Rockin’ Taco Street Fest, and festival organizers are going all out! Whether you like tacos or live music, this year’s festival has it all. There are so many things to do, including: Tacos: Who doesn’t love a good taco? The Rockin’ Taco Street Fest boasts more than 20...

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From Glendale to Gilbert, downtown neighborhoods across the Valley have flourished over the past decade, sprouting high with local restaurants, boutiques, theaters and that all-important “cultural density.” Now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, they need our love more than ever.

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Could America’s next drug crisis be a critical drug shortage? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently reports 104 drugs in short supply – from the sodium chloride infusion used for hospital patients with fluid loss to the injectable dextrose used to treat low blood sugar. The spread of the coronavirus in China may worsen this situation, as 85 percent of drugs sold in the U.S. use some component from China. Few companies are stepping...

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McDonald’s, Burger King, Five Guys – you were all delicious and convenient, but in 2020, we might have to leave you behind. The White Castle for Asian Americans everywhere is coming to Chandler.  Jollibee, the hit Filipino fast food chain that was once only seen in the Philippines, California and some other states scattered across the U.S., has finally decided to break ground in one of the cities with the largest Asian population in Arizona. ...

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In our October 2019 issue, we reported that Arizona’s 7th congressional district – including south-central Phoenix and a portion of Glendale – was the deadliest place for pedestrians nationwide. In September, life insurance company TermLife2Go released a study that revealed the opposite effect in Chandler and Gilbert, who were No. 4 and No. 8, respectively, on a list of the 10 safest cities for pedestrians. The full list: 1. New York City, NY 2. Plano,...

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Local beer and liquor enthusiasts now have something new to add to their bucket list. SanTan Brewing Company, Arizona’s largest independent brewery and distillery, is now offering tours and tastings at their 35,000-square-foot production facility in Chandler. The behind-the-scenes brewery tours take guests through the craft beer and spirits labs, provide a peek into the science and similarities of the brewing and distilling process and include an intimate education about the past and future of...

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