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Need2Know: New Frontiers interior demolition underway; Papa John’s gives back

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Papa John’s gives back

Won’t someone think of the children? Well, Kate and Brian Hope are.

The owners of both Papa John’s restaurants in Prescott and Prescott Valley are partnering with Yavapai Big Brother Big Sisters to provide all the pizzas for the Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2019 at Antelope Lanes and Plaza Bowl.

“We are actively involved in our community and our local nonprofits,” Brian said. “We encourage organizations to talk to us about support and fundraisers.”

If customers use promo code Bowl4kids, 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

New Frontiers demolition

What is happening at the New Frontiers building on Iron Springs Road?

People have been driving by the Prescott site, which most recently was a Whole Foods market, hearing odd sounds and seeing men coming in and out of the building.

It’s interior demolition, according to the City of Prescott.

Chelsea Walton, facilitator for Prescott’s Development Services, said this week the building’s owner, Whole Foods, is changing some things within the space, hence all the activity happening at the building.

“There is definitely demolition happening in there,” said Walton, who did not elaborate — such as why or Whole Foods’ plans for the building.

The building housed Whole Foods from 2014 to 2017. Prior to 2014 it was New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, some locations of which — including the Prescott store — were purchased by Whole Foods.

Whole Foods closed the location due to “declining profits,” the Courier reported in 2017. Representatives of Whole Foods were not available for comment for Need2Know.

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