Compiled by Michelle Talsma Everson

We rounded up some of the latest news bites to keep you in the know in North Phoenix.

The Stillery to Open Second Arizona Location in North Phoenix
Love The Stillery in Chandler but don’t want to drive that far? It has been confirmed that The Stillery Happy Valley will open this winter at 2501 W. Happy Valley Road. Originally based out of Nashville, “The Stillery is the kind of place you can relax, eat outstanding, fresh food, and enjoy a signature mason jar cocktail,” according to the company. This will be the company’s second location in Arizona. Follow the restaurant’s progress on Facebook @stilleryhappyvalley.

SNiP (Spay Neuter in Phoenix) Opens
Located at 2330 W. Happy Valley Road, #1027, SNiP (Spay Neuter in Phoenix) is a spay and neuter oriented veterinary clinic that just opened its doors. “We are a HVHQSN (high volume, high quality, spay neuter) service focused on providing our community with affordable sterilization services for feline and canine patients,” according to the clinic. “We work with the general public and TNR (trap, neuter, release) programs to provide health benefits to animals in the Norterra area. By providing reasonable vet pricing for altering cats and dogs, we believe we are providing a quality service at an affordable price.” To learn more about the new clinic, which is now accepting appointments, visit

Anthem City Council Posts Multiple Open Positions
Local jobs alert! “The Anthem City Council (ACC) has a number of job opportunities available, both full-time and part-time, and we need outstanding applicants,” according to the ACC. Available jobs range from everything to communications positions to customer service to park patrol. To see the job openings, visit

The Gaming Goat Rebrands; Now Called Meeples & Beyond
According to YAM Properties, Norterra gaming shop the Gaming Goat has re-branded and is now called Meeples & Beyond. “We at Meeples & Beyond are here to provide you with the friendliest tabletop gaming experience at great prices,” according to the shop. Located at the Shops at Norterra, the gaming shop regularly updates Facebook (@meeplesandbeyond) with new products, events, and deals. To learn more, follow them on Facebook or call 623-248-0075.

Summer 2022 Opening Planned for New Fry’s Food Store Location
Local residents are abuzz about the new Fry’s Food Store and Fry’s Fuel Center planned for the southwest corner of Jomax Road and Norterra Parkway. The new grocery store will be approximately 109,000 square feet when complete. Construction began this past July and the 12-acre site is being developed by Red Development. It will include four pads, making space for other restaurants and businesses. As of press time, additional tenants have yet to be confirmed.

Boot Barn Opens in Norterra
A new Boot Barn location has opened at 2501 W. Happy Valley Road, Suite 26. Boot Barn is described as, “a retail chain with a variety of Western and work-related apparel, shoes and accessories, plus gifts.” To learn more, call 480-591-8333 or visit