New Chandler Small Wonders Map highlights growth and culture of Downtown Chandler

Local First Arizona has introduced a new region into their Small Wonders maps lineup: Chandler. 

The Small Wonders maps are pocket-sized guides featuring dozens of local restaurants, galleries, boutiques, venues, and experiences for nine different regions and cities throughout the state. The Chandler map is the most recent addition to the collection, with the first volume hitting the streets this month. The first edition of the Chandler Small Wonders map highlights local businesses and events primarily in the Downtown Chandler corridor, but also highlights other locally-owned businesses within the city limits. 

“We created the Small Wonders map series to help Arizona residents and visitors find the unique local businesses in their neighborhoods as well as to showcase that area's sense of place, or what makes it special.” said Kimber Lanning, Director of Local First Arizona. "The fact that so many of the businesses in this first edition are part of the Downtown Chandler area is a testament to how much Downtown Chandler become a destination for Arizonans to enjoy and for local businesses to set up shop."

The Chandler Small Wonders map is filled with great local options to explore, from longtime favorites like SanTan Brewing Company and Sibley's West to newer ventures like Crisp Greens and Burst of Butterflies Create & Paint Studio


Chandler residents, business owners, and enthusiasts are invited to attend the Chandler Small Wonders Map Launch Party on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 6:00pm  8:00pm. The event is free to attend, and will make stops at four of the participating map businesses including Peixoto Coffee, Sibley's West, SanTan Brewery, and The Ostrich. Those interested in attending can RSVP and find more information here

“Downtown Chandler is very excited to have our first Local First AZ Small Wonders map! With so many locally-owned businesses unique to the Valley, it is the perfect partnership. Everyone is welcome to visit us and experience what being local is all about!”
— Beth Fiorenza, Executive Director of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership

Local First Arizona has also produced Small Wonders maps for Central Phoenix, Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood, Tucson, the Verde Valley, Gilbert, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Mesa. The Chandler Small Wonders map can be viewed digitally at the Local First Arizona website. Physical maps can be picked up at a variety of local businesses, hotels, apartments, and events in the Chandler area. Business owners, realtors, property managers, hotels, event organizers, and individuals can request maps for distribution free of charge by contacting Local First Arizona at [email protected]. Fifty thousand copies of the Chandler Small Wonders maps have been printed for distribution, look for them near you!

Thanks to our Chandler Small Wonders Volume 1 Back Page Sponsor: