Page 1

Chandler ChandlerLifestyle.com

SEPTEMBER 2017

L

I

F

E

S

T

Y

L

E

â„¢

The Revitalization of Chandler NEW GROWTH IN DOWNTOWN CHANDLER LOCAL INSTAGRAM STARS TO FOLLOW LA HACIENDA HITS THE SPOT


Of Course! We all do. Let us keep yours the healthiest it can be! Medical Dermatology • Cosmetic Dermatology • Surgical Skin Care Treatment Rosemary Geary, MD & Ryan Falsey, MD, PhD have been appointed to the University of Arizona faculty. They provide residents and medical students with a state of the art teaching environment allowing them to excel in the field of Dermatology.

Katherine Lim Quan, MD Jill McKenzie, MD Board Certified & Fellows in Mohs Micrographic Surgery

2016

Dr. Rosemary Geary

East Valley Dermatology Center

Valley Skin Cancer Surgery

Adult and Pediatric Dermatology

480.214.0388 | vscsaz.com

480.821.8888 | evderm.com

1 1 0 0 S o u t h D o b s o n R o a d , # 2 2 3 - C h a n d l e r, A Z 8 5 2 8 6 ( T h e P R E S I D I O , N o r t h B u i l d i n g , 2 n d F l o o r )


Know Cielo? Because You Deserve the Very Best

Botox • Restylane • Radiesse Sculptra • Photofacials Microneedling • Hair Restoration Skin Care • Hair Removal

cieloaesthetics.com | ( 480 ) 494-5173 Services provided by Master Injectors and Licensed Educators

September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

3


Lifestyle Letter

Chandler, You've Changed

I

t's safe to say that Downtown Chandler is not what it used to be. Back in the mid-1980s, I recall walking down a less busy Boston Street to get immunizations for school. My memory is foggy but I do remember the area being a little sleepy and quiet; not the bustling, foot-traffic-heavy place that it is today.

But you don't have to be a native or have lived here for 30-plus years to know that the landscape of Downtown Chandler has changed— and for the better! It seems like we are continually hearing about the new growth happening in our city center. From new multi-family residential buildings to new restaurants, bars, retail and entertainment spaces being built from the ground up, Downtown Chandler is becoming THE destination place in the East Valley.

SEPTEMBER 2017 PUBLISHER

Joyce Selk | Joyce.Selk@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Mindy Haskins | Mindy.Haskins@LifestylePubs.com ACCOUNT MANAGER

Lori Florea | Lori.Florea@LifestylePubs.com Kelly Brace | Kelly.Brace@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Kathleen Blair, Michelle Guerrero, Ashley Krupnik, Alison Stanton, Georgann Yara CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Bridgette Balmes

And why wouldn't it be? There's something for everyone. Locally owned restaurants cater to the foodie crowd (get it, cater?). Lively bars entertain the night crowd. Festivals, events and the farmers market attract families. I'm excited for you to dig into this issue. As I was editing the articles the other night at Black Rock Coffee Bar (killer hazelnut soy latte there, BTW), I actually paused and thought to myself, "Wow, this issue is coming together really well. I'm proud of it!" Not that I'm not proud of every issue, but I got giddy thinking about the copious amounts of good and useful information in here for you, our reader.  For example, we tasked ourselves with compiling all of the major Downtown Chandler projects to provide you with a handy list of what's currently being built and what's coming up. (Hint: More restaurants and entertainment spots!) And if we're going to talk about city development, we can't continue without mentioning Michael Pollack. You may have heard of him or seen his face on advertisements across town. As a major developer and overall lover of Chandler, he's been a huge part of the revitalization process. You can read more about him and his work in the pages to follow.  To stick with the theme of regrowth but change it up a bit, we've snuck in a few articles about fashion. We encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and try new looks that complement your body type. If you need some inspiration, check out our articles on local Instagram fashionistas to follow and how to wear bold prints like leopard and snakeskin. 

CORPORATE TEAM | Steven Schowengerdt

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CHIEF SALES OFFICER

| Matthew Perry

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ART DIRECTOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

| Sara Minor | Janeane Thompson

EDITORIAL MANAGER EDITORIAL

| DeLand Shore | Brad Broockerd

| Nicolette Martin

| Victoria Perry, Lindsey Howard

AD MANAGER AD COORDINATORS

| Chad Jensen

| Cyndi Harrington, Andrea Thomas Alicia Huff, Adella Wrisinger

LAYOUT DESIGNERS

| Cyndi King, Jessica Sharky, Dana Rudolph

PUBLISHER SUPPORT

| Melanie Carlisle

EXECUTIVE ACCOUNTANT APPLICATION ARCHITECT WEB DEVELOPERS

| Randa Makeen

| Michael O’Connell

| Hanna Park, Scott Lavigne

Like I said, I'm really proud of this issue and I think you will be, too. Happy reading!

Mindy Haskins, Editor

ON THE COVER Aerial view of Chandler, c. 1930,

view looking southwest. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE CHANDLER MUSEUM. 4

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017

ChandlerLifestyle.com JOIN US

TALK TO US

P.O. Box 12608 Overland Park, KS 66282-3214 Proverbs 3:5-6 Chandler Lifestyle™ is published monthly by Lifestyle Publications LLC. It is distributed via the US Postal Service to some of Chandler’s most affluent neighborhoods. Articles and advertisements do not necessarily reflect Lifestyle Publications’ opinions. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced in any form without written consent. Lifestyle Publications does not assume responsibility for statements made by advertisers or editorial contributors. Information in Chandler Lifestyle™ is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.


What

MAKES DESERT EYESTHETICS DIFFERENT?

At Desert Eyesthetics, the difference is more than our highly specialized skills and training: it’s about care, trust and relationship.

Call 480.454.7130 to Schedule a Consultation

C H E C K O U T OU R EXCLU SIVE NEW PATIENT OFFERS!

25 Off

$

any service of $ 100 or more! *New patients only. Limited time offer. Restrictions may apply.

75

$

Fall Special

DE Signature Retexturizing Pumpkin Facial

Now Offering the following services:

Eyelid Surgery | Brow Lift Facial Rejuvenation | Botox Kybella | Fillers | Facials Medical Grade Peels + Skin Care Microdermabrasion

Dr. Denise Garcia

Interested? Visit our website eyeplasticsaz.com to learn more about our services! September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

5


September 2017

30

Departments 8

Good Times

12

Around Town

14

Trend Setter

16

Hot Spot

20

Local’s Choice

34

Locals Only

36

Animal Kingdom

38

Lifestyle Calendar

42

Parting Thoughts

14 The Shape of YouÂ

Dress the Best for Your Body Type

22 New Builds, New Looks, New Life

Downtown Chandler Keeps Getting Better and Better

30 A Revolutionary Space

Local Real Estate Company Unveils Its New Home

22

26

Lifestyle Publications Alabama | Arizona | California | Colorado | Florida | Georgia | Idaho | Illinois | Kansas | Maryland | Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri Montana | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington

34


Good Times

The Real Men of Chandler Reception

The finest men in Chandler were honored at a reception held at Cuisine & Wine Bistro. Attendees enjoyed appetizers, cocktails and conversation as each man was individually recognized for his contribution to the community. Sponsored by Chandler Lifestyle magazine and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIDGETTE MARIE. 

8

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017


Fifth Annual Operation Back to School

Operation Back to School provided FREE backpacks stuffed with school supplies, shoes, socks, underwear and uniforms as well as haircuts for students in need attending a school in the Chandler Unified School District.

September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

9


Good Times

July Was a Big Month for Experimac

July was a special month for one of our business partners, Priya Kalra. She celebrated her birthday on the 27th, became a U.S. citizen on the 28th and hosted a Chandler Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony for her new business, Experimac! Congratulations, Priya!

Virtual Reality to Fight Distracted Driving in Chandler

To promote safe driving habits, AT&T brought a virtual reality simulator to the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Compadre Branch on Aug. 2. Local students had the opportunity to try the simulator and see the dangerous consequences of distracted driving.

Chandler Vice Mayor Kevin Hartke test drives the distracted driving simulation. 10

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017


We do Roofs.

SHAMROCK ROOFING SERVICES

SHAMROCK

SHAMROCK

ROOFING SERVICES

ROOFING SERVICES

Estimates Are Free

Shamrock Roofing Services, LLC specializes in residential reroofing and repair, quality workmanship and outstanding customer service.

TILE • SHINGLE • SHAKE • FLAT Supreme

Shamrock RoofingSHAMROCK Services, LLC offers

TruDef Duration

ROOFING SERVICES

competitive pricing and the best materials! Espana 600

Call 480-888-6648 today

Sierra Ridge

(480) 888-6648

to set up your no commitment estimate!

shamrockroofing@live.com

shamrockroofingservices.com

ROC: 244568

M AT T H E W W O O D S , M . D . F A A D

COMPLETE MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY 

COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY Dermal Fillers / Neuromodulator Injections / miraDry® SkinTyte™ / PicoSure™ / Sciton® / Halo™ / BBL® / Hair Reduction Tattoo Removal / HydraFacial MD® / Bellafill® / Kybella™ 

SURGICAL DERMATOLOGY S k i n C are P rod u c t s Colorescience® / SkinBetter Science™ / ZO™ Skin Health Revision® / Neocutis / Elta MD® / Pierre Fabre

480.855.0085  www.DesertSkyDerm.com 1684 East Boston Street-#102, Gilbert, Arizona 85295 September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

11


Around Town

AROUND TOWN

RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN NEIGHBORHOOD COLLEGE As part of Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s Listening Tour, Chandler is now offering a series of free classes to residents through its new

and batteries. Appointments for HHW drop-off must be scheduled in advanced by calling 480.782.3510. The facility is located at the city’s Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center at 955 E. Queen Creek Road. The service is provided free for Chandler residents who pay for city-provided solid waste services. Once residents arrive at the facility, trained staff remove the items from the vehicle. Motor oil, brake fluid and antifreeze are sold to a local vendor; cooking oil is donated to make bio-fuel; paint is offered to city community cleanup projects and charities; and rechargeable batteries are recycled. Fluorescent and CFL tubes are placed in an apparatus that removes mercury vapor and crushes the glass, which reduces containers and disposal costs. Contents of propane tanks and aerosol cans are emptied, and the metal containers are recycled. For more information, visit ChandlerAZ.gov/Recycle.

NEKTER JUICE BAR OPENS

Neighborhood College program. Residents who are involved in

Wherever you are on the path to living well, Nekter Juice Bar wants to be

their community or homeowners associations or those interested in

part of your journey. Nekter provides a fast-casual experience and only pro-

becoming involved in their neighborhoods are encouraged to apply.

motes fresh, raw ingredients with zero added sugars, whether it be a cleanse,

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of

juice, smoothie or their famous acai bowls. Nekter is vegan-friendly and have

topics, including association leadership, code enforcement, conflict

menu items for every type of individual. Organic ingredients are sourced

resolution, pets, state statutes (as applied to HOAs) and much more.

when seasons and pricing permit, and an affordable, healthy, on-the-go life-

Pre-registration is now available for classes occurring through early

style is promoted. The newest Nekter Juice Bar recently opened up on the

October. Visit ChandlerAZ.gov/Neighborhoods for more information.

southeast corner of Gilbert and Ocotillo roads, next to Sprouts. This location

​ IGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTD ING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SPOT 127, KJZZ 91.5’s youth media center, is currently accepting high school students for its free after school programs in the East and West Valley. SPOT 127 empowers teens to find their voices and

is locally owned and not a corporate store. Nekter offers fundraising, catering and has ordering available through their Loyalty App. Nekter is proud to be part of the Chandler community. Learn more at NekterJuiceBar.com.

CHANDLER RANKS IN TOP 10 NEIGHBORHOODS WITH BEST SCHOOLS

engage with their communities through digital storytelling. The proj-

Just in time for the start of another school year, Realtor.com

ect-based curriculum offers hands-on training in digital photography,

released a ranking of the 10 most affordable housing markets with top

video and audio production, and social media for students ages 14-18.

elementary schools—and Chandler made the list (at No. 10)! According

In addition to technical skills, students gain critical leadership and

to their website, the 2017 median household income in Chandler is

21st century career skills to put them on a path to higher education

$80,130 with a 2017 median listing price of $324,155. Chandler is 30

and lifelong success. Sessions begin Sept. 6. Late enrollment is avail-

percent more affordable compared to its surrounding metro area, and

able through Sept. 20, or until full. Apply now at SPOT127.org.

20 percent more affordable compared to the U.S. overall.

MOUNTAINSIDE FITNESS PARTNERS WITH SONORA QUEST LABORATORIES

DESIGNERS WANTED FOR TRASHION FASHION SHOW

Mountainside Fitness and Sonora Quest Laboratories have collab-

Chandler is seeking resourceful, inventive and style-savvy fashion

orated to offer a select menu of wellness screens and health profiles to

designers to enter the city’s Third Annual Trashion Fashion Show. The

Mountainside Fitness members, empowering them to take control of their

runway show at Chandler Fashion Center on Oct. 14 will feature wearable

health by ordering certain lab tests on their own. These tests are available

fashion created from materials that might otherwise end up in the trash.

through Sonora Quest Laboratories’ My Lab ReQuest service, which, per

Designers can choose to wear their garment in the show or select a model.

Arizona law, allows consumers to order lab tests from a licensed clinical

At least 75 percent of a garment must be made from recyclable or reused

laboratory without physician orders. Mountainside Fitness members will

materials. Entries will be accepted in three age categories; ages 10-13,

have the opportunity to order tests such as a cardio health screen, diabe-

14-17 and 18-plus. Chandler residents or students who attend a Chandler

tes health screen, and complete men’s and women’s health profiles.

school have until Sept. 15 to register at ChandlerAZ.gov/Recycle.

RESIDENTS DROP OFF 79 TONS OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

RAISE THE ‘RUFF’ AT THE 10TH ANNUAL WOOFSTOCK

Last fiscal year, Chandler’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Get your dog out of the house and over to Woofstock! Dog lovers of

Collection Facility collected 158,000 pounds (79 tons) of household haz-

all kinds can enjoy a “fur-filled” day of free family fun on Saturday, Nov. 18

ardous waste from residents, which included latex paint, oil, antifreeze

from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Tumbleweed Park. Whether your pooch prefers

12

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017


to “ruff it” on a hiking adventure or sit in the lap of luxury at a pet spa, the variety of pet-related vendors and activities are sure to have your dog (and you) begging to come out and play. Woofstock celebrates 10 doggone good years with a oneof-a-kind high-flying dog show performed by the

NEW ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE

EXPANSION NOW OPEN!

nationally acclaimed Purina Pro Plan Performance Team. Additional tail waggin’ activities include pet adoptions, pet psychic readings, pet caricatures and more. Visit ChandlerAZ.gov/Woofstock for more information.

DINNER TO BENEFIT ANTI TRAFFICKING NONPROFIT The Exodus Road is a U.S.-based nonprofit that helps find and free victims of human trafficking around the world. Since 2012, they have assisted in the rescue of over 835 survivors of modern slavery and the arrest of over 325 traffickers. In 2016, The Exodus Road opened an office in the East Valley and is hosting its first annual Arizona benefit dinner, “A Night for Rescue,” on Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at The Falls Event Center in Gilbert. Proceeds from this fun and inspiring event will fund The Exodus Road’s search-and-rescue investigations in the United States and South America. For more information, please contact Jeanne Honsaker at jeanne@theexodusroad.com or 602.684.5990 or go to TheExodusRoad.com.

ANIMAL SHELTER CELEBRATES 6,000 ADOPTIONS AT CHANDLER FASHION CENTER The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) is celebrating 6,000 adoptions at its PetMatch Adoption Center. Since it took over a former puppy mill store location in 2012, the shelter’s center has helped homeless animals find their “furever” families. Over one-third of the adoptions were cats and kittens with the remainder being puppies and dogs. The no-kill Schedule A Tour Today…

animal

9508 E. Riggs Road 9508 E. Riggs Road Schedule A Tour Today... • Beauty Salons • New Assisted Living Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 surrounding many of these animal stores that & Memory Care Expansion • Reading Room & Chapel • New Assisted Living & 480.883.2000 480.883.2000 sourced dogs and cats from inhumane breed• Elegant Dining Rooms • Covered Patios & •Courtyards Memory Care Expansion renaissanceretirement.com renaissanceretirement.com ers and puppy mills. When The PetMatch • Billiards & Card Rooms • Life Enrichment Programs • Elegant Dining Rooms Center store opened, it was able•to12spread the • Movie Theaters • Billiards & Card Rooms R RENAISSANCE Floorplans • Movie Theaters “adopt, don’t shop” message to a whole new • Fitness Centers A ROBSON LUXURY SENIOR COMMUNITY • Fitness Centers demographic. The PetMatch Center also sells All residences must be occupied by at least one resident 55 years of age or older. Services provided are limited described inSalons the Lease or Residency Agreement. The community is not a hospital or • to those Beauty leashes and without othernotice. pet16RC162 accessories and the nursing home. toys, Terms are subject to change 9/16 • Reading Room & Chapel proceeds go toward AAWL. The lucky 6,000th All residences must be occupied by at least one • Covered Patios & resident at least 55 years of age or older. Services adoptee, named Annika, found her forever home Courtyards provided are limited to those described in the Lease or Residency Agreement. The community is not a hospital • Life Enrichment Programs on Saturday, Aug. 5. All pets offered for adoption or nursing home. Terms are subject to change without notice. 16RC162 9/16 • 12 Floor plans have been spayed or neutered, microchipped shelter was hoping to break through the stigma

and are current on all vaccinations. September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

13


Trend Setter

The Shape of You ST YLIST SECRETS FOR YOUR BODY T YPE

I ARTICLE ASH, PERSONAL STYLIST

t was an overcast day when I met several ladies at Desert Soul Boutique in Ahwatukee for a private shopping session and photo shoot. As a personal stylist, I love helping people find the perfect outfits for their unique body types. 

PE TIT E

HO U RGLA SS

INVERTED PYRA MID

Amy is petite and has an athletic body type. Her bust, waist and hip measurements are all very close together. She needed a sundress to go from day to night, so as soon as I laid eyes on this Gypsy05 dress, I knew it would be perfect for her. The flattering triangular neckline makes her bust appear slightly more full and the flowy nature of the dress gives volume and feminine appeal. The sun hat and boots were perfect for a lunch with the girls, but she could also throw her hair up and put on some heels for a stunning night out look. (Dress: Gypsy05, Necklace: Buddha Blossom Jewels; Cuff: Viola; Do Not Disturb Hat: Desert Soul Boutique; Boots: Client's own)

Elizabeth was looking for something fun and foxy for her birthday trip to Vegas. I love these Moon River linen shorts for her hourglass figure. Her bust and hip measurements match and she is smaller around the waist, so an excellent option is to find something with a high waist that will highlight her figure. This stunning Veronica M top complements the shorts and it’s tucked in to reveal the adorable tied waist. The crisscross front on the top reinforces that hourglass figure. Heels were a must with this outfit, so we added a pair of heeled sandals from her closet. (Bandeau: Free People; Blouse: Veronica M; Shorts: Moon River; Heels: Client's own)

Starr was excited for me to help her get out of her "yoga pants & T-shirt" rut! She measures bigger around the bust than her hips, so she has an inverted pyramid shape. For a casual look, this soft and stretchy Tart top—with a built-in shelf bra—epitomizes being comfortable while looking chic! It was matched with embroidered jeans to complete the look. The black on top minimizes a larger bust and the hemline draws attention to her natural waist without the top having to be form fitting. (Top: Tart Collections; Jeans: Driftwood; Shoes: Free People; Sunglasses: Perverse Sunglasses; Cuff: Desert Soul Boutique)

14

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017


Special Thanks: Lead Hair/Makeup by Caitlin Martin Makeup Assist by Amy Brines Styling by Ash, Personal Stylist, AshPersonalStylist.com Heather Robinson- Owner of Desert Soul Boutique

PE A R S H A P E

HI GH CONTRAST

LOW CONTRA ST

Alysha needed a versatile dress that can go from day to night. This Tart Collection's dress was perfect! Alysha has a pear shape body type, meaning her bust line is smaller than her hips, so  she wanted to learn how to achieve a more balanced look. With the off-the-shoulder sleeves, this dress adds volume on top to balance out her more curvy hips. We added Perverse shades and grabbed a sun hat for some additional shade. Going from day to night is so easy—put on heels and some statement jewelry and you’re date-night ready in a snap! (Dress: Tart Collections; Choker: Buddha Blossom Jewels; Earrings: Pomina; Sunglasses: Perverse Sunglasses; Do Not Disturb Hat: Desert Soul Boutique; Shoes: Client's own;)

With her dark hair and eyes contrasting her lighter skin, Alicia is a great example of a “high contrast” type. Because of this, I chose this stunning maxi dress. The bold print doesn't overwhelm her because the darks and lights mimic her contrast level. She wears this dress, and not the other way around. We kept the accessories simple and let the dress be the statement piece. She felt so elegant and comfortable in this dress! (Dress: Veronica M; Necklace: Buddha Blossom Jewels; Earrings: Euro Collections; Ring: Desert Soul Boutique; Boot: Client's Own)

With her bust being slightly smaller than her hips, Caitlin has what I would call a "low-contrast" body type. This adorable Tart jumpsuit has a flowing top to balance out the fullness of her hips. I love the low-contrast print that flatters and mirrors her hair-skin-eyes combo. I paired this with nude heels and added a pair of Perverse sunglasses. (Jumpsuit: Tart Collections; Heels: Client's own; Necklace: Pomina; Cuff: Viola)  All of the clothes pictured in this article can be found at Desert Soul Boutique. Mention this article to receive 20 percent off your purchase!  4025 E. Chandler Blvd.  Phoenix, AZ 85048 DesertSoulBoutique.com

September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

15


Hot Spot

A A

A SS TT EE TT A

L

O FF O

ook out Chandler, there’s a new Mexican restaurant in town that has created quite a buzz for serving delicious, authentic Mexican recipes. Owner Ruben Sahagun, who also has restaurants in Washington as well as two in the Tucson area, opened La Hacienda this past February. This charming restaurant is tastefully decorated with beautifully hand-carved wooden

16

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017


booths, which add to the quaint ambiance. There are large paintings adorning the walls of the owner’s favorite Mexican actors, actresses and singers from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s that were done by a family relative. La Hacienda is a family-run restaurant with nephew Cesar Sahagun as manager and Ruben’s brother Jesus and his wife Emma as the chefs doing all of the cooking where everything is made from scratch using Ruben’s original recipes. “We’re the friendly neighborhood Mexican restaurant and our food is a labor of love stemming from the most authentic and traditional recipes,” says Cesar. “We aim to become the No. 1 choice for Mexican food.”

M E X I C O ARTICLE KATHLEEN BLAIR CONTINUED >

September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

17


Hot Spot

(CON TI N U ED)

SO M E T H I NG FO R E V E RYO NE The extensive menu offers a variety of Mexican favorites as well as original creations. I started my tasting by sampling the Chicken Molcajete. Served as an appetizer or entrée, it consists of a stir-fried chicken breast prepared with onions, peppers and a semi-spicy sauce. It arrives at your table in a sizzling bowl that’s made from a Mexican stone called molcajete and can also be ordered with beef or shrimp. It’s served with rice, beans, guacamole and tortillas so you can prepare it just the way you like. Another flavorful item is the ceviche appetizer, prepared with fish or shrimp and cooked with lime juice, onions, tomatoes and avocado. A gastronomical delight that is worth ordering is the Pina Rellena. It’s a beautifully prepared entrée made with scallops, shrimp, calamari, halibut and crab in a delicious cream sauce, topped with melted cheese and served in a half of a grilled pineapple. If you’re not into seafood, try the Cochinita Pibil. It’s pulled pork that is wrapped in a banana leaf, braised in an achiote sauce of annatto seed and citrus juices and tastes very much like a tropical dish. A variety of menu items include soups, salads and fajitas as well as beef, pork, seafood and chicken specialties. A nice selection of lunch items is available daily as well as combination plates. On the children’s menu you’ll find tacos, enchiladas, tostadas and quesadillas as well as kid favorites like mac and cheese, mini corn dogs and a grilled cheese sandwich. Not to be missed is the dessert menu, which includes the apple chimi that is served with sliced apples, cinnamon, sugar and apples. Other homemade delights include churros, sopapillas (a fried donut), flan, mud pie and deep-fried ice cream. La Hacienda is truly a wonderful dining experience you’ll want to share with family and friends so they can sample the culinary cuisine of this slice of Mexico.

Mariner Enchilada

Tacos De Cochinita Pibil

2051 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler 480.878.5659

LaHaciendaAZ.com

18

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017


And the award for the most screen repairs goes to…

“Experimac is fast, friendly & affordable! Hate to love going there for my phone repairs!” -James Christensen-

at Experimac

it’s ‘OK’ to be that guy!

4015 S Arizona Ave, Suite 4, Chandler AZ 85248 Ph: 480.207.1150

September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

19


Local’s Choice

Lomography Lomo’Instant Milano Instant Camera and Lenses, $129,

Lancôme Definicils, $27.50, Ulta.com

Nordstrom.com

Lucie Glitter Pumps, $228, JCrew.com

LAUREN SNOW’S

beauty picks Kendra Scott Nail Lacquer in Rose Gold Metallic, $16,

Amika Silken Up Dry Conditioner, $24, Sephora.com

KendraScott.com

Ija ‘Small Zodiac’ 14k-Gold Fill Necklace by Nashelle, $98, Nordstrom.com

Lauren Snow Pixi by Petra Sheer Cheek Gel in Flushed,

Rhonda Allison Pump-

$13.99, Target.com

Lauren Snow.com

kin Cleanser, $34,

L

ocal beauty expert Lauren Snow shares her favorite makeup and skincare products. Her boutique located in Downtown Chandler offers facials, waxing, eyelash extensions and makeup for special occasions. Reach her at LaurenSnow.com.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, $75,

Chanel.com 20

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017

r Eye ht G limme ade + L ig h S D n o V K at .com , Sephora alette , $49 C ontour P

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Night Crimson, $34,

Nordstrom.com


Ocotillo Foot & Ankle Centers 480-895-0276

SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED

FRANK MABEN DPM, MARY PETERS DPM, V. GHANDHARI DPM

2 LOCATIONS: 270 W. CHANDLER HTS. #5 CHANDLER, AZ 85248 480-895-0276

13838 S. 46TH PL. #105 PHOENIX, AZ 85044 480-940-5172

BOTH LOCATIONS OPEN MONDAY- FRIDAY, EXTENDED APPOINTMENT HOURS AVALIABLE. IN-OFFICE X-RAYS, CASTING, ULTRASOUND, & MORE.

480-219-9580 WWW.JKKITCHENCABINETS2YOU.COM

Call today to get started with our in-home consultation. (Evening and Saturday appointment available)

HOURS OF OPERATION Mon-Thurs 10-5 | Sat 10-2 Extended night & Saturday appointments available

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELS COUNTER TOPS - FLOORING - TILE Ask about our Custom Home and Contractor Programs. September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

21


NEW BUILDS,

NEW LOOKS, NEW LIFE CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS AROUND DOWNTOWN CHANDLER

C

handler has many exciting projects revitalizing downtown and the surrounding areas. City of Chandler Downtown Redevelopment Manager Kim Moyers shares some of the new and innovative projects taking place. “It’s an exciting time to be in Downtown Chandler,” says Moyers. “The city council’s vision is to create a balanced downtown with a mix of multi-family, office and retail/entertainment. We are fortunate that we have projects happening in each of these sectors.”

ARTICLE MICHELLE GUERRERO

MULTI-FAMILY

Alta Steelyard Lofts

Alta San Marcos

DC Heights

22

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017

Alta Steelyard Lofts opened in the past year and is a success with 90 percent of their 301 units already occupied. The complex has an industrial, urban feel and is built on the foundation of a historic steel fabrication facility. It’s located within walking distance from nightlife, dining and entertainment. Alta San Marcos is a 273-unit complex currently under development off Chandler Boulevard. This site is owned by Wood Partners, the same company behind Alta Steelyard Lofts. The first phase will be done at the end of the first quarter in 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of that year. DC Heights will be located in the heart of Downtown Chandler between California and Essex streets and Boston Street and Commonwealth Avenue. They plan to begin construction on the 232-unit apartment complex in the first quarter of 2018.


Overstreet

RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT

Overstreet, a 77,000-square-foot space for entertainment and businesses, is underway and should be finished in the first quarter of 2018. The project includes a new 350-space parking garage, which will offer free parking. Overstreet’s second story is reserved for office space while the ground floor will include retail, restaurants and Arizona’s first FLIX Brewhouse, a cinema brewery.

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants are popping up around Downtown Chandler, either filling empty retail spaces or being built from the ground up. Some of the highly anticipated ventures set to open this fall include Even Stevens sandwich shop, a sports bar called Local Chandler, Puro Cigar Bar offering premium cigars, craft beer and spirits, and West Alley BBQ & Smokehouse.

Even Stevens

Chandler 87

OFFICE

Chandler 87 is a huge office space being developed across from City Hall on the northwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Chicago Street. Currently, only three percent of Chandler’s office space is vacant. The goal of this project is to offer corporations and businesses more Chandler-based options. When the project is finished it will offer 169,000-square-feet of office space, surrounded by up to 10,000-square-feet of retail. The parking garage will have between 800 and 1,000 spaces. CONTINUED >

September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

23


NEW BUILDS, NEW LOOK, NEW LIFE (CON TI N U ED)

OTHER PROJECTS

Civic Market

Dr. A.J. Chandler Park is at the heart of the original town square in Downtown Chandler. The city’s goal is to make the area usable for residents and visitors by becoming a destination location. A master plan is currently underway and is projected to be completed by the end of the year.

Adaptive reuse projects utilize shared spaces or an older site originally designed for another purpose. The former ICAN building at Washington and Chicago streets will be transformed into two concepts: The QuartHaus and Civic Market. The QuartHaus is a brew house that will share the property with a separate building called Civic Market. The front building will offer breakfast and lunch. The back building will be used for evening entertainment. Both businesses will share an active outdoor space. FLO Hot Yoga & Cycle will repurpose the former NAPA building on Frye Road. These smaller projects should be open in late fall 2017 to early 2018. Also, the Hidden House is on track to open in 2018 and will feature comfort food in an open-air concept with live entertainment and opportunities to hold special events in the barn.

online!

VISIT U S

WHAT ’S ON OUR WEBSITE? • • • •

Past Issues Current Articles Business Directory Contest Registration

VISIT US AT ChandlerLifestyle.com 24

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017


Rejuvenate your body and mind. 03% 45%

Pantone 179 C

Gift Cards Available!

100% Black

45

$

1 HOUR MASSAGE OR FACIAL

! x u e i c Déli Exquisite French Food & Fabulous Wine 4991 S Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248 | 480-275-6700 Hours: 3-10pm Tuesday-Saturday

1422 W Warner Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233 | 480-497-1422 Hours: 3-10pm Tuesday-Thursday | 3-11pm Friday and Saturday

FREE HYDROLUXE MASSAGE WITH PURCHASE Consists of a 50-minute service and time for consultation and dressing. Normal rate $110. First time customers only. See spa for details.

Franchises available, visit MassageLuXe.com for more information!

480-771-8515 2975 E. Ocotillo Rd Chandler, AZ 85249 September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

25


Michael Pollack

“When i talk about renovating a property, i’m not talking about a few injections of botox, because by the time i’m done with the property it will have had a major facelift.”

ARTICLE ALISON STANTON

D

The “Plastic Surgeon of Commercial Real Estate”

rive around Chandler and you will probably notice one name prominently displayed over and over again on a number of shopping centers. The Pollack name in the signs refers to Michael A. Pollack, President and Founder of Pollack Investments. In addition to sharing his name, these shopping centers all have another key thing in common: They were all renovated by Pollack, which in many cases has led to an increase in tenancy and more tax revenue going to the city of Chandler but, most importantly, pride has been restored to the neighborhoods. “I’m confident that I have done more renovations of existing commercial properties than anyone else in the city of Chandler. In my career I’ve been involved in more than 10 million square feet of real estate properties—and many of those projects have been in

26

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017

Chandler,” Pollack says, adding that several of his redevelopment properties have been along what has now been branded by the City of Chandler as the Uptown Chandler Corridor. Pollack is quick to point out that the city’s Economic Development Director, Micah Miranda, is doing a wonderful job of working together with property owners and tenants to bring awareness and support to the Uptown Chandler area. Owning and operating several Chandler properties has led Pollack to become a valued source of information for both large and small business owners that are located throughout the city. “I think it’s important for me to attempt to stay informed on current and future political policies that can affect not only my business but also many tenants throughout the city. I choose to work in Chandler because I love this city,” Pollack says. “The future political leadership of Chandler has never been more critical to both the business community and the quality of life that so many residents have come to


LOcal developer brings old shopping centers back to life expect in Chandler than it is right now. It is important that Chandler remains financially conservative and, most importantly, be prepared to make crucial changes as the need may arise in the future.” Unlike developers who tear down old existing shopping centers to put up a new one—or bypass the older neighborhood strip centers altogether and focus on building new developments from the ground up—Pollack has a passion for redeveloping antiquated and struggling retail centers and transforming them back into properties that he can be proud of. Pollack is referred to as the “Plastic Surgeon of Real Estate” for a reason. “When I talk about renovating a property, I’m not talking about a few injections of Botox,” Pollack says. “Because by the time I’m done with the property it will have had a major facelift.” Pollack has an eye for redevelopment. He can look at an outdated building or shopping center and see past the decadesold architecture—the peeling paint and empty store fronts—and imagine the property brought back to its original splendor filled with tenants. “When I look at a new potential project, I envision how the property will look and the difference it will make in the community when renovations are complete," he says. "I have been in the real estate business for 44 years and for the past 35 years I’ve been a proponent of redevelopment of urban infill

areas across America because I know redevelopment can make a huge impact on the surrounding area and in many cases can keep today’s eyesores from becoming tomorrow’s slums.”   A great example of his knack for envisioning the finished renovation happened when Pollack purchased an outdated run down strip shopping center on the northwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Ray Road and turned the property into an attractive asset for the community. It demonstrates what can happen when redevelopment is done right. “The property was in desperate need of an entirely new updated look which involved structural architectural updates, new paint, landscaping, parking lots and security lighting to restore it back to a beautiful center,” he says. “It was 70 percent vacant when I purchased it. But when I saw it I said to myself, ‘With hard work and a major financial commitment, you can make this project a showpiece.'” The center, which is now known as Pollack Northpark Plaza, is presently 100 percent leased and has a modern curb appeal that Pollack is very proud to put his name on. Referring to his career as “playing the game of Monopoly in real life” Pollack says he derives great satisfaction from knowing his work can have a direct impact on the city’s revenue as well as making the city a more beautiful place to live and shop. “It’s not about the money anymore for me,” Pollack said. “It’s about making a positive difference in the community. It gives me a lot of satisfaction knowing that I can be the catalyst for change in neighborhoods that ultimately impact the incredible city of Chandler.” CONTINUED >  

September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

27


THE PLASTIC SURGEON OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

(CON TI N UED)

Pollack Warner Plaza

Waterfall Shopping Center

Pollack North Park Plaza

28

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017


$59 NEW PATIENT SPECIAL

Exams, X-rays and Cleaning (Present this ad at time of service.)

Every smile, a work of

Art

Dr. Art Novelly has been serving the East Valley for over 25 years! Check us out on:

FB

2171 East Pecos - #1 Chandler, Arizona 85225 (Near the SE corner of Cooper and Pecos) 480-892-6868 | DrNovelly.com

Compassionate Senior Care and Assisted Living Services •

In-Home Care

Assisted Living Services

Veterans Assistance Program

Services can include: assistance with showers, personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders, Alzheimer and dementia care, and housekeeping.

Contact us today for a FREE care consultation!

Call (480) 363-6953

www.alwaysbestcarechandlergilbert.com Locations independently owned and operated throughout the United States and Canada.

September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

29


30

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017


A REVOLUTIONARY SPACE Local Real Estate Company Unveils Its New Home

ARTICLE MINDY HASKINS | PHOTOGRAPHY CHUCK FAZIO

W

hen Chuck and Angela Fazio’s company, Revelation Real Estate, started to outgrow their building on the southwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Ocotillo Road, it was time to find a new space. As leading real-estate experts in the Valley, they had the resources to search everywhere but they kept running into the same problem: They had a vision for what they wanted in a building—something revolutionary in the market— but that did not exist in real life. CONTINUED >

September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

31


A REVOLUTIONARY SPACE (CON TI N U ED)

So, they did the next best thing. “We had to build it from the ground up because it simply didn't exist anywhere else,” Angela says. “We needed it custom made to suit all of our needs.” Working with Valley-based LGE Design Build, they broke ground on the $5 million mixed-use project in October 2016 and officially moved in May 2017. The 21,000-square-foot space has a 7,000-square-foot two-story patio and offers a full café and bar, event space, training rooms for real-estate classes and licensing, a game room and a ton of meeting spaces. “My husband Chuck and I had the idea for the multi-use building for several reasons,” Angela says. “First of all, we are convinced that your work environment can drastically affect how you work. Our building is not only functional but also incredibly beautiful! Our space is designed for collaboration, hard work and fun. We have the real estate school with us because we are very intentional with our training and wanted it onsite. The bar and café are there to support our culture and atmosphere.” The majority of the building is dedicated to Revelation and their almost-700 agents but Danielle Fazio, director of social marketing and brand communications for Revelation Real Estate, is quick to point out that the space is also open to the public. “We abide by the culture of ‘live, work, play,’” she says. “We invite everyone to come and work here and have happy hours and host their own events.” (The café offers catering.) Revelation will also start hosting events such as a yoga and wine night and an industry night every Friday for agents to network and socialize. Angela echoes the sentiment that their new headquarters is not just a place to do business, but is also a gathering place to become stronger together. “We are passionate about continuing to build a community of professional, like-minded agents who not only produce like crazy but also enjoy each other,” she says. “We want to affect each other’s lives in a meaningful way and constantly push each other to improve our mindset. We pray God continues to bless our efforts and all who are associated with us.” The official grand opening will be held on Sept. 8 from 5 to 11 p.m. There will be food trucks and live music and an opportunity for people to come through the building and check out the space. To book a private event, contact Debbie St. Germain at 480.686.0476 or events@theazforum.com. 2301 S. Stearman Dr. Chandler, AZ 85286 480.722.9800 RevelationRealEstate.com

32

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017


㐀 

伀䘀䘀

䌀唀匀吀伀䴀 䘀刀䄀䴀䔀䐀 䴀䤀刀刀伀刀匀 猀攀攀 猀琀漀爀攀 昀漀爀 攀砀挀氀甀猀椀漀渀猀

嘀椀猀椀琀 漀甀爀 渀攀眀 䌀栀愀渀搀氀攀爀 氀漀挀愀琀椀漀渀 ㌀㐀㄀㔀 圀⸀ 䘀爀礀攀 刀搀 䤀渀ⴀ戀攀琀眀攀攀渀 吀愀爀最攀琀 ☀ 䐀匀圀

⠀㐀㠀 ⤀ 㠀㔀㔀ⴀ㤀㈀  

INTRODUCING Add NuFACE to your signature or exceptional facial

$20

Chandler • 480-665-5600 • 2925 S. Alma School Road, Suite 6 *$20 upgrade to any one-hour signature or exceptional facial. Sessions include time for consultation and dressing. Rates and services may vary by location. Independently Owned & Operated. ©2016 Hand & Stone Corp. Franchises Available.

September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

33


Locals Only

FILL YOUR FEED WITH INSPIRATION

6 LOCAL INSTAGR AM FA SHIONISTA S TO FOL LOW

F

eeling like you’re in a fashion funk but adopting what’s flaunted in trendy Vogue photo shoot spreads isn’t quite your speed? Get inspired by these Instagram influencers to discover what’s cool and hot in the Valley’s fashion and lifestyle scenes.

NICOLE DENTON On Instagram: @NicoleCDenton City: Chandler Day job: Creative director at Pyxl, a digital marketing firm. Describe your style: My style is best described as simple, chic and attainable. I tend to gravitate toward neutrals with a pop of color every once in a while. And while I love getting all dolled up, you can also catch me in pretty casual looks on the weekends. Your fashion icon: Audrey Hepburn Favorite quote: “I like my money right where I can see it: Hanging in my closet.” —Carrie Bradshaw  Blog or website: WorkWearWander.com 34

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017

MELISSA MOORE On Instagram: @themelissalifestyle City: Phoenix Day job: Donor program coordinator Describe your style: My style definitely resembles my California roots. I love flowy dresses and comfy T-shirts. I stay away from trendy pieces and stick to what looks good on my body type. Your fashion icon: Actress Jamie Chung  Favorite quote: “Life is too short for boring clothes.” Blog or website: TheMelissaLifestyle.com

LORENA GARCIA RODRIGUEZ DEFRATES On Instagram: @callmeloré City: Phoenix Day job: Bloguettes Co-Founder/ Director of business operations Describe your style: Classic and timeless Your fashion icon: Olivia Palermo Favorite quote: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Blog or website: CallMeLoré.com


Following

SAKURA CONSIDINE On Instagram: @sakuraconsidine City: Phoenix Day job: Co-Founder/Creative director at Bloguettes Describe your style: Casual chic. I love to mix femininity with everyday wear! Your fashion icon: I love fashion blogger Negin Mirsalehi. Favorite quote: “Do your thing and don't care if they like it.” —Tina Fey Blog or website: SomethingSakura.com

CAITLIN LINDQUIST On Instagram: @caitlinclairexo City: Scottsdale Day job: Law school grad turned fulltime blogger Describe your style: Bohemian with a touch of feminine. Your fashion icon: Diane Kruger can do no wrong! Favorite quote: “Oh hell, Caitlin, just do it!” —my dad Blog or website: TheDashofDarling.com

CYNTHIA SASSI On Instagram: @cynthiasassi City: Scottsdale Day job: Founder of FabulousArizona.com Describe your style: Less is more. I love keeping things super simple. For example, a classic black dress with a pop of color in a shoe, necklace or jacket. Your fashion icon: Jennifer Aniston. She always has a simple, clean and classy look.  Favorite quote: “Work hard and be nice to people.”  Blog or website: FabulousArizona.com

September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

35


Animal Kingdom

TONE IT UP OR DOWN WITH THESE TRENDY FALL LOOKS

R ay B Avia an Origin to a $15 0 r Sungla l 5 5mm , No r s se s , dstr o m. c om

ARTICLE MINDY HASKINS

I

f you're in the mood to lighten up your wardrobe, aim for natural tones inspired by nature. Shades of neutrals with pops of camel and olive green will make you feel like you're coming straight off the plane from the Serengeti. These light colors ooze with warmth and coziness, which are perfect for everyday wear. Feeling a bit more fierce? Kick it up a notch with bright and bold animal prints. You'll stand out in the crowd with these lively prints, which are sure to grab envious attention.  Or, be brave and mix both styles for an eclectic look that's all your own. 

Ava & Viv Ribbed Miniskirt, $19.99 Target.com

Ava & Viv Sweater in All-over Animal Print, $34.99, Target.com

Sheer Utility Jacket, $119, Chicos.com

A New Day Crew Pullover in Green Reflection Animal Print, $22.99, Target.com Linen Anorak Jacket, $168, NYDJ.com

Relaxed Chino in Twill, $55, NYDJ.com

A New Day Trench Coat in Khaki, $44.99, Target.com 36

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017


Utility Jumpsuit, $179, Chicos.com

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Silk Animal Print Midi Dress, Pumice, $850, NeimanMarcus.com

York Buckle Tote in Luggage, $295, ToryBurch.com

Sam Edelman Petty Chelsea Boot, $99.90, Nordstrom.com

Aidan Mattox V-neck Satin Sequined Combo Cocktail Dress, $285, NeimanMarcus.com

Soludos Giraffe Espadrille Flat, $64.95, Nordstrom.com Topshop Animal Print Jumpsuit, $55, Nordstrom.com

Foldover Crossbody Clutch in Snake, $295, Coach.com

Manolo Blahnik Tayler Velvet Pump, Mixed Animal Print, $765, NeimanMarcus.com

Kate Spade Watson Genuine Calf Hair Block Heel Sandal, $268, Nordstrom.com

Michael Kors Animal Print Zip-Up Utility Shirt, $89.50, Macys.com

September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

37


Lifestyle Calendar

September SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 6

SEPTEMBER 15 - 24

LAURA SPALDING BEST & CAM DECAUSSIN: WHEN YOU

FALL 2017 ARIZONA RESTAURANT WEEK

WEREN’T LOOKING

VALLEYWIDE

CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS GALLERY

The Arizona Restaurant Association will host Arizona Restaurant

Two Arizona-based artists will be displaying their perception of the

Week with help from restaurants statewide. Participating restau-

world through their oil paintings at an exhibit at Chandler Center for the

rants will offer special ARW menus. Nearly 200 participating restau-

Arts. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 8 from 5-7 p.m.

rants will offer foodies three-course meals for $33 or $44 per per-

Stop by and meet the artists! Admission is free. ChandlerCenter.org

son. ArizonaRestaurantWeek.com

SEPTEMBER 15 CHANDLER ART WALK DOWNTOWN CHANDLER Join us at this month’s art walk, themed for Hispanic Heritage Month! There will be live music and local artists selling everything from woodwork to jewelry. This free event is the perfect family setting with an opportunity to browse local artists’ work and visit downtown Chandler. DowntownChandler.org A lie is often hidden between two truths, Cam DeCaussin

SEPTEMBER 10

SEPTEMBER 16 ROCKIN’ TACO STREET FEST DOWNTOWN CHANDLER

THE LOCAL CHANDLER GRAND OPENING

Experience food, music and a cultural celebration in the Down-

DOWNTOWN CHANDLER

town Chandler! There will be a variety of tacos, drinks and

The Local Chandler, a sports-themed restaurant and lounge, will

desserts for the entire family to enjoy. General admission is

open its doors on Sept. 10. They will feature local craft brews, local

$8. RockinTacoAZ.com

produce and, of course, local sports! 

SEPTEMBER 15

SEPTEMBER 17 SANTAN BAR CRAWL

16TH ANNUAL CHANDLER CHAMBER CHARITY GOLF

DOWNTOWN GILBERT

TOURNAMENT

SanTan Brewing Company wants the community to join in on a pub

WHIRLWIND GOLF COURSE

crawl with their crew. There is a $25 fee per person that includes one

Don't miss the 16th Annual Chandler Chamber Golf Tournament, pre-

food ticket and four SanTan craft beer tickets. The crawl will start at Even

sented by San Tan Ford! Enjoy a fun-filled day on the beautiful Whirl-

Stevens with live music and food then continue onto Champions. The

wind Golf Course at Wild Horse Pass. A portion of the proceeds sup-

last stop will be Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. SanTanBrewing.com

ports the Chandler Chamber Community Foundation scholarship fund. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. ChandlerChamber.com

SEPTEMBER 17 THE BEACH BOYS

SEPTEMBER 15 - 17

MESA ARTS CENTER

JUNK IN THE TRUNK VINTAGE MARKET

The Beach Boys are one of America’s greatest rock bands. Songs

WESTWORLD IN SCOTTSDALE

like “Good Vibrations” and “Surfin’ USA” became anthems for a

This weekend event will feature over 200 of the finest vintage and

generation and continue to engage new fans today. They are led by

handmade vendors selling all things rusty, vintage and handmade.

Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian

The market will combine one-of-a-kind shopping with live music,

Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten, contin-

food trucks and a special lounge for nursing moms to create an in-

ue the legacy of this iconic band. MesaArtsCenter.com

spiring atmosphere and fun-filled event. Tickets range from $8-$65;

kids 12 and under are free. JunkintheTrunkVintageMarket.com 38

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017


SEPTEMBER 23 DRAGON AND BUTTERFLY BASH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

PETS OF THE MONTH

Mee t Oli ver and charlie.

As summer ends, dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies fly over Veterans Oasis Park and offer families the chance to learn and celebrate these insects. Bring your family and friends for easy terrain nature walks, hands-on crafts and presentations. ChandlerAZ.gov

SEPTEMBER 23 THE VELVETEEN RABBIT, REBORN CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn is a musical about a boy, a rabbit and the true meaning of friendship. Perfect for families and kids, the play brings to life one of America’s most popular storybooks. Tickets are $10 and $8 for age 12 and under. ChandlerCenter.org  

SEPTEMBER 29 FREE SMALL CUP OF COFFEE AT PRESS COFFEE VALLEYWIDE Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day so to honor the drink that fuels America, Press Coffee Roasters

Oliver’s favorite past times include giving kisses, investigating trash cans for potential beef jerky, and crashing people’s pool parties! Charlie enjoys barking at the ups driver, ripping the stuffing out of his toys in record time, and listening to the my fair lady soundtrack (honestly!)” Chandler resident, Rebecca Oeltjenbruns, is proud to call these pups her own! Oliver is the Brown 7 year Dachshund. Charlie is Black and White 6 year old Dachshund

is giving out a free small cup of drip or cold brew coffee at its five Valley locations. No purchase necessary. Press Chandler is located at 2577 W. Queen Creek Road. PressCoffee.com

SEPTEMBER 30 COOL SEASON VEGETABLE GARDENING IN THE SOUTHWEST ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER Get the basic knowledge, skills and resources needed to successfully plant a fall vegetable garden in the Southwest desert. The class will go over creating a garden plan, selecting vegetables, planting transplants, bed options and locations, and much more. Pre-registration is required and there is a nominal fee. ChandlerAZ.gov/Registration

SEPTEMBER 30

Andrea Stickland, DVM

Carolyn Duregger, DVM

Gabriela Durig, DVM

CHANDLER MARIACHI & FOLKLORICO FESTIVAL CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE AR Join the Chandler community for the annual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival! With live music and dances, it is the perfect way to get immersed in the traditions of Mexico. Tickets

270

W. Chandler Heights Rd., Ste. 3 Chandler, AZ 85248

480.339.0406

myvet@amcofc.com

www.amcofc.com

Located on the NW corner of Arizona Ave and Chandler Heights Rd in the CVS Pharmacy complex, across the street from the post office.

range from $25-$45. ChandlerCenter.org September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

39


business directory ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

Hall of Frames (480) 855-9200 hallofframes.com

AUTOMOTIVE

Huffs Automotive (480) 726-8900 huffsautomotive.com

DENTISTS & ORTHODONTICS

Chamberlain Orthodontics (480) 448-2480 smilestraight.com Novelly Dentistry (480) 892-6868 drnovelly.com  

DERMATOLOGISTS

Desert Sky Dermatology and Surgical Center (480) 855-0085 desertskyderm.com East Valley Dermatology Center (480) 821-8888 evderm.com  

EDUCATION

East Valley School of Music (480) 895-0007 evsm.net

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION Alamo Drafthouse Chandler alamodrafthouse.com Pollack Investments (Pollack Tempe Cinemas) (480) 888-0888 pollacktempecinemas.com  

FAITH

New Heights Church (480) 747-7826 newheightsaz.com

40

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017

HOME DESIGN & FURNISHINGS The Dump (757) 552-1598 thedump.com

HOME SERVICES

Shamrock Roofing (480) 888-6648 shamrockroofingservices.com

KITCHEN & BATH

JK Cabinets (480) 219-9580 jkkitchencabinets2you.com

MASSAGE

Hand and Stone Chandler (480) 665-5600 handandstonechandler.com

MEDICAL CLINICS & FACILITIES Cielo Aesthetics & Wellness (480) 494-5173 cieloaesthetics.com

MISC MEDICAL

Desert Eyesthetics (480) 454-7130 Ocotillo Foot and Ankle (480) 895-0276 ocotillofootankle.com  

PET CARE

Animal Medical Center of Chandler (480) 339-0406 amcofc.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Bridgette Marie Photography (480) 254-1697 bridgettemarie.com

RESTAURANTS, FOOD & BEVERAGE Cuisine & Wine Bistro (480) 275-6700 D'vine Gourmet (480) 275-5320 dvinegourmet.com   Nekter Juice Bar - Chandler (435) 590-8407 nekterjuicebar.com   Otaku (480) 821-3908 otakusushi.com  

SALONS & SPAS

Amazing Lash - Katherine's Lashes (480) 467-4425 amazinglashstudio.com Massage Luxe (480) 626-1221 massageluxe.com  

SENIOR LIVING & SERVICES

Always Best Care Senior Services (480) 656-8393 alwaysbestcarechandlergilbert.com Chandler Memory Care (480) 718-9055 avenirseniorliving.com   Renaissance Retirement Community (480) 883-2000 renaissanceretirement.com  

SPECIALTY SHOPS Experimac (480) 207-1150 experimac.com


TLF! THINK LOCAL F I RST CHECK

WHEN YOU SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES IN CHANDLER LIFESTYLE, YOU GET TO:

Shop Businesses Conveniently Located Near You

OUT THE

Enjoy Special Offers Only Available to Our Readers

DIRECTORY!

Support Our Local Economy

BUSINESS

September 2017 | Chandler Lifestyle

41


Parting Thoughts John Hamilton (left) and Martin Karkula getting their hair cut in the barber shop on San Marcos Place, 1948. Photo courtesy of the Chandler Museum.

John Hamilton, participant in the 1929 Chandler Rodeo “Whiskerado” competition. Photo courtesy of the Chandler Museum.

My Family’s B History

eing a fourth-generation Chandlerite, I have some advantages when it comes to helping my clients find their next home in the South N Chandler area. My family has ILTO ARTICLE JILL HAM deep roots here. My father’s side of the family was farmers and my mother’s side was cattle ranchers. A fun fact: What is known as the Ocotillo area today was known as Goodyear in the early 1900s. My two times great-grandfather, Robert A. Hamilton, had three boys who farmed what was known as Camps 1 and 4 along Arizona Avenue. The corner of Arizona Avenue and Ocotillo Road was known as Hamilton’s Corner; in fact, you can find this on Google Earth listed under the same name! Back in the early 1900s, many of the local cowboys rode their horses to Hamilton’s Corner Store and Bar, tied their horses to the hitching posts and shared stories about their accomplishments at the local rodeos. Growing up, we heard stories about Hamilton’s Corner Store and Bar and how the cowboys would leave the local rodeo looking for a fun place to dance the night away. Back then there was a West Side Sheriff and an East Side Sheriff. My great-grandfather John A. Hamilton, a World War II combat veteran, was one of the first deputy sheriffs on this side of town. This was back in the 1940s and he would actually use his own bloodhound to help track down juvenile delinquents (kids staying out past midnight)!

42

Chandler Lifestyle | September 2017

My grandparents were passionate about horse racing and rodeos so when you drive past Chandler Municipal Airport, you are actually driving past the old racetrack. As Chandler started to grow and Chandler High could no longer hold future students, Hamilton High was built and named after our family, as the high school is located on part of our farmland. What history marked as Hamilton’s Corner and Farming Camps 1 and 4 is now the desirable 85248 zip code that brings new families to the area. What was once the corner store is now home to MOD Pizza, and the old barn now brings families together for Taco Tuesdays at Rubio’s. Another fun fact takes us north from Hamilton’s Corner to Downtown Chandler. It has been said that the very first two-story house in Chandler, where The Perch Brewery now sits, was also owned by our family. Jill Hamilton is a Realtor with RE/ MAX Infinity. If you’re looking for a history lesson of the area, contact her at HamiltonsCorner.com


THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

of furniture

Change your Accessories. Not your sofa

Compare to the $5500 Sofa from new york’s legendary designer Classic roll-arm Lawson sofa with goose down wrapped seat cushions, 8-way hand-tied construction, and down-filled pillows in natural linen upholstery with hand-applied nail head trim.

$994

Invest in Quality and you invest once

ATLANTA | CHICAGO | DALLAS | HOUSTON | PHOENIX | PHILADELPHIA | VIRGINIA Friday 10-9 Saturday 10-9 Sunday 11-7

Inspired by high-end design. direct sourced. 1/3 the price.

Chandler September 2017  

September 2017 Issue of Chandler Lifestyle