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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Chandler, AZ

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Chandler, AZ offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

Storage Containers Chandler, AZ

NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

 Rent Storage Containers Chandler, AZ

SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are refurbished grade or better
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Chandler, AZ, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Chandler, AZ

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Chandler, AZ

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
 Mobile Storage Containers Chandler, AZ
When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Chandler, AZ

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

 Rent Shipping Containers Chandler, AZ

HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Chandler, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Chandler, AZ

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Chandler, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Chandler, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MOBILE CONTAINERS TO Rent, Buy OR Modify IN Chandler, AZ?

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Latest News in Chandler, AZ

This popular Japanese discount store will open its 1st Arizona location. Here's where

A Japanese discount store that sells homeware, beauty products, stationery and toys is preparing to debut in metro Phoenix.According to a post on the ArizonaAsians.com Facebook page, a storefront sign at the Chandler Ranch shopping plaza announces that Daiso, a popular dollar store-type retail...

A Japanese discount store that sells homeware, beauty products, stationery and toys is preparing to debut in metro Phoenix.

According to a post on the ArizonaAsians.com Facebook page, a storefront sign at the Chandler Ranch shopping plaza announces that Daiso, a popular dollar store-type retailer in Japan that has more than 5,800 locations around the world, is "coming soon." City permit records show that Daiso plans to open at 1860 W. Chandler Blvd.

Its neighbors in the shopping center, on the northeast corner of Chandler Boulevard and Dobson Road, include Meet Fresh, 99 Ranch, Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, Subway, Rapha Tea, Peter Piper Pizza and Asian Corner Cafe.

The Arizona Republic has reached out to NewQuest Properties, which leases retail spaces at Chandler Ranch, Daiso and Chandler officials for more information about opening plans.

New and coming soon to Chandler:K-Pop shop, RareTea, Lou Malnati's and more

Is everything a dollar at Daiso?

Though Daiso was founded as a 100 yen store — which translates to about 77 cents at the current exchange rate — or the equivalent of a dollar store, its U.S. locations sell items with a range of prices. Many are $1.75, with more expensive products labeled accordingly.

According to Daiso's U.S. website, it sells "a wide range of products that enrich our lives, from daily necessities to hobbies and luxury items."

SomiSomi, 85°C Bakery Cafe are coming to this plaza, too

A number of dining options also have plans to move into Chandler Ranch in the near future.

SomiSomi Soft Serve & Taiyaki — whose menu features Korean-inspired soft serve with toppings in fish-shaped waffles — is coming soon, according to its website. Next door, a sign for The Kickin' Crab, a Cajun seafood house, indicates it will open a restaurant in that location.

Also in the works: 85°C Bakery Cafe, a Taiwanese chain that serves "premium coffee, bread and cake at affordable prices," according to its website.

This would be the first footprint in Arizona for all of these eateries.

Gen Korean BBQ House, which has a restaurant at Tempe Marketplace, also plans to open in the plaza. Scottsdale build-your-own-bowl-style restaurant Ramen Hood is also in the works at Chandler Ranch.

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Fire smolders at Chandler battery storage facility nearly two weeks later

Several surrounding businesses had to be evacuated after a Chandler battery storage facility began burning two weeks ago.CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A fire at a battery storage facility has been burning for nearly two weeks. As firefighters monitored the situation, businesses within a quarter-mile were urged to evacuate Friday. That order ended around 7 p.m.Firefighters were called to the AES Battery Warehouse back on April 18th. There are 3,000 lithium batteries inside. The Salt River Project or SRP uses it to stor...

Several surrounding businesses had to be evacuated after a Chandler battery storage facility began burning two weeks ago.

CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A fire at a battery storage facility has been burning for nearly two weeks. As firefighters monitored the situation, businesses within a quarter-mile were urged to evacuate Friday. That order ended around 7 p.m.

Firefighters were called to the AES Battery Warehouse back on April 18th. There are 3,000 lithium batteries inside. The Salt River Project or SRP uses it to store energy. “It takes in energy at night when demand is low, stores that energy in these batteries, and then when we have our peak demand, on a hot summer day, we’re able to deploy those batteries,” Patty Garcia-Likens with SRP said.

With no one inside, firefighters let the sprinkler system do its job and opted not to go in. “This 48-hour period, we’ve kind of established as our sit and observe and monitor. Now that we have water supply inside the building secured and trying to ventilate the building,” Matt Miler with AES said.

AES owns and manages the building adjacent to an SRP substation. Arizona’s Family asked fire officials about air quality. “At this time, zero concerns about air quality based upon what we’re seeing,” Battalion Keith Welch with the Chandler Fire Department said.

This approach is based on lessons learned from 2019 when four Peoria firefighters were injured after a fire at a similar facility caused an explosion. “Slow approach, don’t go in; let’s develop a plan,” Welch said.

Those that live and work nearby this mostly industrial area said they’re following it closely. “Oh, it’s very concerning. I mean, it’s right down the street,” Todd Strom, a neighbor, said.

“I didn’t really have a concern with it until I rode down in that direction and saw the smoke and everything,” Timothy Short, who works close by, said.

Fire officials said they planned to meet with AES and SRP again Monday. They hope to end the emergency and turn the building over to AES. They will access the damage and investigate what caused the fire.

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Downtown Chandler has lots going on. Here are all the ways to spend day or an evening there

Downtown Chandler has lots going on. Here are all the ways to spend day or an evening thereYour guide to all the restaurants, bars and things to do in downtown ChandlerChandler may be known for its annual Chandler Ostrich Festival and huge tumbleweed Christmas tree, but its thriving downtown is another draw for loc...

Downtown Chandler has lots going on. Here are all the ways to spend day or an evening there

Your guide to all the restaurants, bars and things to do in downtown Chandler

Chandler may be known for its annual Chandler Ostrich Festival and huge tumbleweed Christmas tree, but its thriving downtown is another draw for locals and visitors alike.

Business is booming — retail vacancy is “the lowest recorded rate in more than 10 years” as of March, according to the city — and there is no shortage of places to eat, drink and hang out.

Downtown Chandler is home to two dozen restaurants and bars, several colorful murals, a grassy park and some long-running family businesses. It sits between Chandler Boulevard and Frye Road, with most businesses cloistered across several blocks on Arizona Avenue.

If you’re looking for some guidance on how to make the most of your time in downtown Chandler, here’s a list of places to eat and drink, events happening throughout the year and where you can shop.

What's new in Chandler:This K-Pop shop and several restaurants are now open

Downtown Chandler restaurants

Here's where to get a meal downtown.

Downtown Chandler bars and breweries

These establishments are known for their craft cocktails, wine and beer. Most also serve food.

Where to get coffee, desserts in Chandler

Chandler's bubble tea scene:These new boba stores recently opened

Where to shop in downtown Chandler

Browsing downtown Chandler’s stores, it’s apparent that there’s plenty of local pride. You'll find gifts for yourself and loved ones, such as clothing, Arizona-themed accessories and gift baskets at these locally-owned shops.

Things to do in downtown Chandler

With palm-lined streets, colorfully painted walls, the grassy Dr. A.J. Chandler Park and restaurants that pour out onto the sidewalks with patio dining, downtown Chandler is easy to wander around.

You'll find plenty of street parking, parking garages and some electric car-charging stations to use while you wander the downtown streets.

When you want to cool down, watch the latest movie releases and drink some beer, try LOOK Dine-In Cinemas Chandler (1 W. Chandler Blvd.).

A free attraction is the Vision Gallery (10 E. Chicago St.), inside City Hall. You’ll find local and regional artists represented in rotating exhibits that feature a variety of media, including film, photography, textiles, painting, jewelry and sculptures.

To make your own art, including glass fusing and pottery, head to family-owned art studio Burst of Butterflies (141 W. Boston St.). Bring the family to a clay wheel throwing class or have an adult night at the pottery wheel with your beverage of choice.

When day turns to night, head to ImprovMania (250 S. Arizona Ave.) to enjoy open mics, improv shows (family-friendly options are available) and standup comedy.

For a variety of musical, cultural and dance performances, check out Chandler Center for the Arts' (250 N. Arizona Ave.) events calendar. Chandler Symphony Orchestra also performs classical concerts there.

There are plenty of things to do outdoors, too.

Colorful murals will catch your attention as you meander the east-west streets off of Arizona Avenue. There’s the 225-foot-long wall along the Commonwealth Canal with “downtown Chandler” painted across by Chandler artist Ariana Enriquez.

Renowned self-taught artist Lalo Cota’s signature calaveras (skulls) can be seen on the wall of Ghett Yo Taco (241 S. Oregon St.). Outside SanTan Brewing you’ll find father-and-son duo Such Styles and Champ Styles’ ode to Arizona brewing.

Every Saturday from October through June, the downtown Chandler farmers market takes over Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Expect to find dozens of artisans, food vendors and produce stalls. Find event updates at https://www.facebook.com/ChandlerFarmersMarket.

Coming soon to downtown Chandler

New options for food, drinks and entertainment will open downtown.

According to its Facebook page, The Uncommon promises to provide “nostalgia-inducing fun” where you can “let your nerd flag fly” at its restaurant and arcade bar. Next door, Tipsy Egg will serve breakfast and lunch inside an “urban café with an Arizona twist,” according to its Instagram account. Both are concepts by Allium Hospitality and will be at the southeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Boston Street.

Details: 1 E. Boston St., Chandler. The Uncommon: https://www.facebook.com/theuncommonaz. Tipsy Egg: 480-909-6467, https://www.tipsyeggchandler.com.

ImprovMania, which has been hosting comedy shows and classes downtown since 2014, will be moving into a new space around the corner from The Uncommon and Tipsy Egg on Boston Street.

Details: 51 E. Boston St., Chandler. 480-699-4598, https://improvmania.net.

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A K-Pop shop, several restaurants now open in Chandler. Here's what's new, coming soon

If it feels like restaurants and stores are opening left and right in Chandler, your observation would be spot-on; development in the East Valley city is hot right now.According to the city, retail vacancy in Chandler is at 5.8% as of March, which is “the lowest recorded rate in more than 10 years.” In the ...

If it feels like restaurants and stores are opening left and right in Chandler, your observation would be spot-on; development in the East Valley city is hot right now.

According to the city, retail vacancy in Chandler is at 5.8% as of March, which is “the lowest recorded rate in more than 10 years.” In the last several months, a number of restaurants, dessert shops and retail stores have opened — and more new businesses are slated to open in the near future.

Here’s a guide to the new places you can shop and eat in Chandler.

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Amperfan K-Pop Shop

A new shop that “brings the best albums and merch” from South Korea to K-Pop fans in Arizona is now open on Alma School Road.

Details: 2330 N. Alma School Road, Suite 120, Chandler. 480-257-1404, amperfan.io.

For subscribers:Louboutin, a boutique hotel and more newly openings

Bama Barbershop

Bama Barbershop on Alma School Road is now offering hair care services that range from haircuts to shaving, beard care and shape-ups.

Details: 940 N. Alma School Road, #110, Chandler. 480-955-1529, booksy.com.

Boba Cutea

Gilbert’s Boba Cutea has expanded with a new location on Chandler Boulevard near Chandler Fashion Center. Its menu has a wide-ranging variety of desserts including galaxy boba drinks, gelato boba ice cream, ice cream frappes, slushies, milk teas and brown sugar drinks.

Details: 3400 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 3, Chandler. 480-306-6847, bobacutea.com.

New boba shops in Chandler:What's new, coming soon to Chandler and Mesa

Bottle & Bean

Bottle & Bean has a coffee shop and bistro as well as a private dining room just south of Queen Creek Road in Chandler.

Details: 2577 W. Queen Creek Road, #100, Chandler. 480-265-9996, bottle-bean.com.

Chino-Mex

Chino-Mex has opened its second Valley location, serving its specialty of Chinese and Mexican food combined in each dish. You’ll find birria ramen as well as build-your-own bowls and trays.

Details: 6140 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 2, Chandler. 480-690-1010, chino-mex.com.

For subscribers:25 new restaurants and bars are open in metro Phoenix

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar

At this popular sushi chain, you can order sushi platters on a conveyor belt, earn prizes and have your drinks delivered by a robot.

Details: 1928 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. 520-479-2707, kurasushi.com.

What to expect at Kura:Here's what our dining critic thought of the restaurant

La Fonda Mexican Restaurant

Longtime family-owned Mexican restaurant La Fonda, which opened in Tempe in 1967, is celebrating its 55th anniversary with the grand opening of its new location on Chandler Boulevard. Its menu features burros, quesadillas, chile con carne and street tacos.

Details: 2051 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. 480-966-8001, lafondatempe.com.

Lunch Money

A “lovingly curated” locally owned gift shop, Lunch Money sells apparel, stationery, home goods, cards and accessories.

Details: 2430 S. Gilbert Road., Chandler. 480-622-4220, lunchmoneyaz.com.

Mango Crazy

Mango Crazy is now serving sweet and savory fruit-based treats in Chandler, which marks the California business’ first Arizona outpost.

Details: 1005 S. Arizona Ave., #6, Chandler. mangocrazy.com.

Mountain Mike’s Pizza

The pizza chain is now open right off Interstate 10, serving pies made with dough that is freshly made and rolled every day.

Details: 800 N. 54th St., Suite 5, Chandler. 480-550-8141, mountainmikespizza.com.

RareTea

RareTea has made its Arizona debut, serving boba tea, matcha drinks and smoothies at its new store at Germann and Gilbert roads.

Details: 2990 E. Germann Road, #3, Chandler. 480-687-5723, rareteausa.com.

Recreo

This new downtown Chandler restaurant serves cocktails and dishes that use fresh, local ingredients. Recreo is a indoor/outdoor venue that aims to create "garden hangout vibes," according to its Facebook page.

Details: 28 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler. 480-590-0009,recreoaz.com.

Tea Fresho

Tea Fresho, whose flagship store is in Gilbert, is now serving fruit teas and slushies, coffee-based drinks and milk teas at Chandler Boulevard and Kyrene Road. Toppings include boba, crystal pearls, jellies, egg pudding, cheese foam, popping boba and aloe vera.

Details: 6140 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. 480-207-1177, facebook.com/teafresho.brew.

The Paleta Bar

“Fresh gourmet Mexican pops” that are handmade daily have arrived in Chandler with New Mexico-based The Paleta Bar’s latest expansion in the Valley.

Details: 4990 S. Gilbert Road, #1, Chandler. 480-469-5317, thepaletabar.com.

Coming soon to Chandler

Several businesses have announced that Chandler residents can expect to see them open soon.

Lou Malnati's

The Illinois-based deep-dish pizzeria plans to open a carry-out and delivery-only storefront on Alma School Road.

Details: 2815 S. Alma School Road, Suite 15, Chandler. 480-561-5350, loumalnatis.com/arizona.

Somisomi Soft Serve & Taiyaki

Somisomi Soft Serve & Taiyaki — whose menu features Korean-inspired soft serve with various toppings in fish-shaped waffles — is set to debut in Arizona. According to its website, its Chandler location is “coming soon!”

Details: 1920 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. somisomi.com/locations.

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Chandler Fire Department Seeks Volunteers

By City of ChandlerThe Chandler Fire Department is asking residents and groups to join them on Saturday, May 7, 2022, in a door-to-door campaign through local neighborhoods to help prevent water-related tragedies in the community.Now in its 13th year, the goal of the “ABCs of Water Safety” campaign is to educate residents about the importance of water safety for both children and adults. On May 7, volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Chandler Fire Station No. 6, located at 911 N. Jackson St., Chandler, AZ 85225....

By City of Chandler

The Chandler Fire Department is asking residents and groups to join them on Saturday, May 7, 2022, in a door-to-door campaign through local neighborhoods to help prevent water-related tragedies in the community.

Now in its 13th year, the goal of the “ABCs of Water Safety” campaign is to educate residents about the importance of water safety for both children and adults. On May 7, volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Chandler Fire Station No. 6, located at 911 N. Jackson St., Chandler, AZ 85225.

Chandler Fire Department photo courtesy ChandlerAZ.gov

Chandler Fire Department Chief Tom Dwiggins is appealing to all segments of the community to assist in this effort, including scouting groups, religious congregations, businesses, service clubs, swim teams and other organizations. Anyone who wishes to participate in the neighborhood walk should call 480-782-2120 or email chandlerfire@chandleraz.gov prior to May 7.

The event targets a different section of the City each year. This year, the walk area is in the central part of Chandler and will include Chandler neighborhoods east of Arizona Avenue, south of Ray Road and north of Chandler Boulevard, targeting 2,000 homes.

On the morning of May 7, Chandler Fire Department (CFD) staff will assign small groups of volunteers to a specific Chandler neighborhood and provide instructions, maps and door hangers with water safety information. Participants will then walk their assigned route and leave a door hanger at every home. Each route will take two to three hours to complete. Volunteers must provide their own transportation to the neighborhood they are assigned, and they are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and bring drinking water. Children and youth under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult or be part of a supervised group.

Last year, CFD responded to 20 water-related incidents that involved both adults and children, 10 of whom lost their lives. “These tragedies take lives and change lives 100% of the time,” said Chief Dwiggins. “The focus of this campaign is to remind the community that these incidents continue to happen, they happen to adults and to children and they are preventable.”

For children, direct and constant adult supervision and barriers to water such as pool fences are two of the best ways to reduce drowning risk. Adults must take responsibility for their own safety around water. They should never swim alone, while under the influence of alcohol or when taking medications that cause drowsiness.

Additionally, every adult must take personal responsibility for securing pools or other bodies of water at their home, supervising children in their care, and teaching them how to swim at the appropriate age. Learning how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) also is an important step adults can take to better prepare themselves for any medical emergency.

Individuals or groups that cannot participate on May 7 can still support the walk at a time that is more convenient. Call 480-782-2120 or email chandlerfire@chandleraz.gov and CFD staff will assign a neighborhood and provide the materials noted above.

Residents also may see CFD crews out in the community throughout the month of May emphasizing pool safety and water awareness to Chandler residents at grocery stores, parks, schools, homeowners’ association meetings and during door-to-door visits. Additional water safety tips and drowning prevention information is available on the Chandler Fire Department website: chandleraz.gov/fire.

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