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Officials announce new plans for Phoenix-area mixed-use development

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PHOENIX — The saga surrounding a mixed-use development in downtown Chandler continues.

The Phoenix Business Journal reported that the development on the southwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard is getting another chance after Chandler City Council unanimously approved plans Thursday.

City officials have been struggling to get a project off the ground in that area since 2014, when a Texas-based theater and bar called Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announced — and later pulled out — of the mixed-use development formerly known as The Row.

Even though Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will open at a new Chandler location, developers plan on anchoring the new center, which could potentially be named DT Chandler, with a Texas-based different theater and bar: Flix Brewhouse.

The cinema is planned to be 43,000 square feet with 948 seats, eight screens, and will serve about 15 local beers, as well as provide a full dining and beverage service.

Officials expect to open its doors by December 2017.

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