Chandler City Hall
Chandler City Hall
A. J. Chandler Park
Old Town Chandler
Chandler Center for the Arts
This building was finished in 1920 and opened as the Chandler Theater. Later it was bought by another couple who renamed it the Rowena. The theater seated 600, and is a nice example of the Mission Revival style of architecture.
The Price Building was built in 1914 by David Jacobson, the first mayor of Chandler. It was named for Arthur E, Price, Chandler's first attorney and justice of the peace, and operated as a pharmacy for many years.
The McCormick Building was built in 1928 and was an armory and the original International Organization of Odd Fellows Hall.
The Monroe Building was built by the Chandler Improvement Company and named for a local merchant in 1912. The upper floor was the first home of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.
In 1918, Dr. Kramer M. Gilbert, Chandler's first doctor, had this building built and practiced medicine here for over 30 years. On the second floor of the building was the office of Chandler's first dentist.
Esber Store Building
In 1920, Syrian immigrant Albert Esber opened a dry goods store next door to the larger and very popular Serrano's Popular Store. Esber called his store a "Bargain" store and did well.
Arrow Pharmacy Building
This building housed the Arrow Pharmacy for almost 90 years beginning in 1918. The pharmacy was run by John "Doc" Weber and had a very popular soda fountain where residents of the town would gather for soda and ice cream.
See the Hotel Chandler Building
The Hotel Chandler opened in 1914 and was a more affordable alternative to the San Marcos Hotel. The building now houses the DC Steakhouse.
Sibley's Gift Shop
There is a nice gift shop called Sibley's in old town on San Marcos Place where you can get more info about Chandler and buy gifts and postcards for the folks back home. One of the neat things is that they also have postage stamps for the cards including the ones for mailing...
Windmill Inn of Chandler
1 Review and 160 Opinions Windmill Inn Suites is a great little clean, inexpensive hotel for someone traveling through phoenix...
Hilton Phoenix Chandler
1 Review and 121 Opinions Their corporate events liaison is petty, rude, and arrogant. The room and service were terrible....
DC (Downtown Chandler) Steakhouse: Great But Expensive
The DC Steakhouse is located in the old Hotel Chandler Building in Old Town Chandler. The Hotel Chandler opened in 1914 and was a more affordable alternative to the San Marcos Hotel. The menu includes steaks, chops, ribs, chicken and seafood dishes. They also have a nice...
Rudy's: Good Texas BBQ
When I asked about dinner, the desk clerk at the Fairfield recommended Rudy's. The menu here is varied and includes things like Texas smoked sausage, brisket, ribs, turkey, and chicken. Service was pretty good as was my sandwich. Hours are 7 AM to 10 PM Monday through...
Bourbon Jacks: Bourbon or a Meal
Bourbon Jacks advertises itself as an "urban country restaurant". I guess it does okay at that. The menu shows touches of the south; but not as much as the bourbon. Live music five nights a week. Happy hour 4 PM to 7 PM Monday through Friday and Reverse Happy Hour Saturday...
Kokopelli's: Nice Winery and Bistro
I was already full by the time I saw Kokopelli's, so I did not eat here. The food looked and smelled good. You might want to consider Kokopelli's over other bars (or in addition) if you want wine vice beer. Kokopelli's is located in the old First National Bank Building built...
Irish Republic: Great Bar Big Selection of Beers Part 2
I especially liked the signs showing the wit and wisdom of being Irish, the old photo of Ronald Reagan and the tribute to Pat Tillman who gave up a lucrative pro football career with the Arizona cardinals to serve in the U. S. Marine Corps and ended up dying for his country.
Irish Republic: Great Bar Big Selection of Beers
My favorite bar in Chandler would have to be the Irish Republic. They offer a very wide variety of beers and ales along with mixed drinks. The owner is a guy named Murphy who has worked with the U. S. Military and is proud of the country and his Irish Heritage. It is located...
Farmers market: Downtown Chandler Thursdays
Downtown Chandler has its very own farmers market on a Thursday afternoon from 3pm-7pm. There is talk this will change in the height of summer. We love this place, if you have been there and not been lately it is worth a revisit has it has really grown in recent months. On one side there are the food vendors which includes fresh produce (including organic farmers), freshly made breads and other baked stuff. Salsas, hummus, honey, olive oils and lots more.
On the other side are the crafters and other merchandise. Hand crafts include pottery, cushions, jewelery, soaps to name a few. Other stuff includes things for pets and children. Sometimes there is a story teller for the kids (me) or a life band.
Every one is really friendly. My kids also enjoys playing in Dr AJ Chandler park.
What to buy: what ever takes your fancu, fresh produce and books
What to pay: current price
Written Apr 9, 2009
Address: arizona ave / boston street
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GARAGE SALES IN CHANDLER
Chandler is the only place I've traveled to in the US where there are regular garage sales. You can just drive around during the weekend (more on Saturdays than Sundays) and follow the signs put up by the people having the garage sales.
My best buys would be 9 books from just one house at 50 cents each, a new Samsonite luggage for $30, and a friend bought a well-conditioned mountain bike for $65. There are a lot of interesting stuff you can buy. :)
Written Feb 27, 2006
Sandstorms can occur suddenly, without warning. If you are driving, find a safe spot where you can park for the meantime. Low visibility can make driving difficult and dangerous. If you're outdoors, find cover.
Written Jun 22, 2006
Special Events in Old Town
Chandler has an Art Walk the third Friday of each month from 6 PM to 10 PM and a Farmer's Market every Thursday from 3 PM to 7 PM. The Farmer's Market is held in Dr. A. J. Chandler Park and the Art Walk starts there.
Chandler, the City
Chandler is a city of about 240,000 located in the East Valley; just east of Phoenix. Like most places in the valley the population here has exploded since 1950. Chandler was established in 1912 and was named after Dr. A. J. Chandler, who helped found the town, was the first...
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