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💀 Skeleton Joy Rides, Top Cities for Renters, Flavorful Butcher Shop, Pet Love Redefined, and More!

Issue #21 - October 16, 2023

In this Gilbert Thrive Issue…

💀 Spine-tingling Fun: Skeleton Passenger Delights Drivers on Joyful Rides

🏆 Renters Rejoice: Chandler and Gilbert Named Top Cities for 2023

🍖 Gilbert Welcomes Block & Apron Butcher Shop, Adding Flavor to the Food Scene!

☕ Coffee Break

🐕 Paws, Play, and Pampering: Pixie Sticks Boutique Redefines Pet Love in Arizona

🎈 Discover Local Events Coming Soon

And more…

Spine-tingling Fun: Skeleton Passenger Delights Drivers on Joyful Rides

Jennifer is spreading joy with her skeleton passenger on car rides. She plays fun tunes like "Staying Alive" and "Thriller" while cruising. She's not revealing the skeleton's name, but it's a "Growing Pains" reference. If you spot them, give a friendly wave!

Credit: Jennifer Papp

Renters Rejoice: Chandler and Gilbert Named Top Cities for 2023

Forbes Advisor's report reveals that Chandler and Gilbert, Arizona, clinched the top two spots among the 96 most populous U.S. cities as the best cities for renters in 2023.

Chandler claimed the number one position with a perfect score of 100. It impressed with a 4.77% decrease in year-over-year rent prices and the availability of well-equipped rental units.

Gilbert secured second place with a score of 99.37. It's ideal for families due to its low crime rate, the highest median household income among the cities assessed, and a low percentage of renters spending 30% or more of their income on rent. Forbes also noted Gilbert's diverse rental options.

Other cities in the top 10 include Henderson, Plano, Austin, Minneapolis, Lincoln, Washington, D.C., Denver, and Las Vegas.

Other Findings

  • The average rental price for one- bedroom apartments in the top 96 most populated cities is $1,301

  • The average rental price for two-bedroom apartments in the top 96 most populated cities is $1,590

Gilbert Welcomes Block & Apron Butcher Shop, Adding Flavor to the Food Scene!

Block & Apron is expanding with a new shop at 3133 S. Lindsay Road in Gilbert, in addition to its north Phoenix location.

While there's no official opening date yet, this butcher shop focuses on locally sourced, quality products from American family-owned farms and food co-ops.

You can expect a great emphasis on community relationships and a commitment to sustainability. It's all about bringing the freshest tastes of home to your table. For more information, visit their website at https://blockandapron.com/

Paws, Play, and Pampering: Pixie Sticks Boutique Redefines Pet Love in Arizona

A charming and pet-loving community has found its haven at Pixie Sticks Dog Boutique. This dog boutique and grooming business was born out of love – love for family, love for our loyal four-legged companions, and love for all things fun and cute.

A Paw-Some Inspiration

The journey of Pixie Sticks Boutique began with a lovable English Bulldog who charmed their way into our hearts. Their delightful personality and undeniable charm inspired us to embark on a mission to pamper and spoil our furry friends. It was this inspiration that led to the creation of a unique dog boutique and grooming business dedicated to the well-being and happiness of dogs and their owners.

Family Ties and Community Bonds

At Pixie Sticks Boutique, family is everything. Our deep love for our own family, including two adorable dogs, Pixie and Reeses, ignited our desire to create a special place that celebrates the unbreakable bond between humans and their beloved canines. We believe that our furry friends are not just pets; they are cherished members of the family.

Unleashing Fun and Cuteness

What sets Pixie Sticks Boutique apart is its commitment to providing a delightful and playful experience for dogs and their owners. Here, you'll find an array of dog accessories, toys, and all things fun and cute. From the latest fashion trends to unique and never-before-seen items, our inventory is curated with utmost care, ensuring that every product meets the highest quality standards. We take the safety and health of your dogs seriously, so you can shop with confidence, knowing that our offerings are designed to bring joy and enrichment to your pet's life.

But Pixie Sticks Boutique is not just a store; it's a community. It's a place where dog lovers come together to share stories, exchange tips, and celebrate the unique personalities of their beloved pets. It's a space where tails wag, and laughter fills the air as dogs explore the latest treasures in our boutique.

What Others Have to Say

Pixie Sticks Boutique has quickly become a beloved fixture in the Gilbert community, thanks to its commitment to creating a pet-friendly and welcoming environment. Dog owners, both local and from afar, have praised the boutique for its exceptional selection of high-quality products, personalized service, and, most importantly, the joy it brings to their furry family members.

In the heart of Gilbert, Pixie Sticks Boutique is not just a place to shop for your dog; it's a place to celebrate the love, companionship, and endless happiness that our pets bring into our lives. So, whether you're looking for that perfect dog accessory or a grooming session that pampers your pup, Pixie Sticks Boutique is here to make your dog's day, every day.

Discover the magic of Pixie Sticks Boutique in Gilbert, where furry friends are family and where fun and cuteness reign supreme. Your dog's tail will be wagging with delight!

Location: 3939 E Williams Field Rd #103, Gilbert, AZ 85295

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We ❤️ Local Businesses!
We know our community is brimming with businesses that have fascinating stories and big hearts. If you're a local business owner making waves, crafting unique experiences, or simply putting a smile on our faces, we want to chat with you! Gilbert Thrive is eager to shine a light on the unsung heroes of our town. Let's collaborate and let the community know what makes your business special. Send us a message, and let's celebrate the spirit of Gilbert together!

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Add Verde Canyon Railroad ’s Fright Night to your list of things to do this fall!

👻 You can find this stationed at the Clarkdale Depot until October 31. Who wants to go? (only 2 hours from Phoenix)

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