NEED2KNOW: Marino's Corner Bistro sees major changes; PV Ross grand opening set; Allstate Agency celebration

The new Marino's Corner Bistro

PRESCOTT - Marino's Corner Bistro, previously Pasquale's Place, located at 148 N. Montezuma in Prescott, has gone through a complete overhaul.

Owners Dave and Sheri Marino, who also own Marino's Mob Burgers and Ice Cream and Armadillo Wax Works Candle Factory in downtown Prescott, decided their bistro needed to change its look, service staff, management and menu, said Matt Spencer, the restaurant's new manager.

"I was hired to create a new vision and path for the restaurant, which I believe I did in less than 60 days," Spencer said.

They started the overhaul in mid-December and are just wrapping up some of the final improvements.

Aside from the aesthetic changes to the dining room, one of the most noticeable changes was to the menu.

"We went from over 100 items on the menu to roughly 30," Spencer said. "It takes the confusion out of menu."

Spencer said they've kept many of their patron's favorite dishes, but eliminated entire sections that were underperforming, such as their Mexican menu.

Some of the new menu items you might find are a couple new pasta options, some new appetizers, a couple new sandwiches and an entirely new selection of steaks.

Prescott Valley Ross opening date set

According to the Ross Dress for Less website, the company's new location in the Crossroads shopping center in Prescott Valley will have its grand opening on Saturday, March 5.

Store hours are currently set for 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

Once open, Ross will have 41 stores in Arizona.

Allstate owner celebrates five years

Allstate Agency owner Robin Binkley received Allstate's Agency Affiliation award for celebrating five years as a Prescott Valley business owner. Binkley provides a variety of insurance and financial services to residents.

"Time flies! It feels like just yesterday when we opened our doors," said Binkley, who has owned and operated the Allstate agency since December 2010. "This milestone with Allstate is very important to me. I enjoy getting to know so many families in Prescott Valley and thank each and every one for supporting my business."

Binkley provides auto, home, life and commercial insurance, as well as a variety of financial products.

The office is located at 7749 E. Florentine Road and the telephone number is 928-772-0322.

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