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Need2Know: Land development allowed adjacent to ERAU; Dutch Bros opens in Prescott; PV pizza place; Talking Glass

Congressman Paul Gosar unveiled a bipartisan bill in Washington, D.C., last week that, if successful, will allow Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to develop a 16-acre vacant parcel adjacent to the northeast corner of Willow Creek Road and Heritage Park Road in Prescott.

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Brian Bergner promoted to PNN news/sports editor

Prescott News Network has promoted Brian Bergner Jr., current sports editor at The Daily Courier, to PNN news/sports editor. The promotion became effective Sept. 13.

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Major plant expansion at Printpack will create 30 new local jobs

Printpack Inc., which manufactures flexible and rigid plastic packaging, has started moving dirt on a $45 million, 38,000-square-foot plant expansion near the west side of its Prescott Valley facility on Second Street, just off Highway 69.

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Prescott jeweler in rare company with recent recertification

Prescott jewelry store owner Jim Lamerson is a jeweler’s jeweler — and he’s got the paperwork to prove it.

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Need2Know: Dunkin’ Donuts; luxury apartments coming; Burlington; King Kong gone?; Sushi; Raven Café; and Dollar General

Prescott Valley’s much-anticipated new Dunkin’ donuts store appears on track to break ground within the month, according to town officials.

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Iconic PV Motel to be demolished to make way for new Circle K

The Prescott Valley Motel’s angular red-arrow sign has flashed a neon welcome to area visitors for more than 50 years. But sometime next year, the motel — and perhaps its iconic sign too — will disappear forever.

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Need2Know: Kmart building in escrow; Papa John’s returning to PV?; Sam’s Club draws attention; ‘pink’ thrift store opens; Ft. Knox does U-Haul

The vacant 110,000-square-foot, former Kmart property in Prescott Valley, empty since its closure three years ago, may be closer to changing hands and being redeveloped.

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Hilton Garden Inn deal approved despite public resistance

Prescott City Council votes 5-1 to approve development agreement

In what Mayor Greg Mengarelli called “a landmark deal,” the Prescott City Council agreed to a lease agreement this week that is expected to bring a 95-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel to downtown Prescott.

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Old Prescott Animal Hospital bites the dust, new PAH facility now open

The old Prescott Animal Hospital building was demolished this week, falling under the wrecking ball in order to make room for an expansion of the parking area for PAH’s brand new, larger facility, which opened Aug. 5.

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Need2Know: Slow sales to shutter Ortega’s Traders, Whiskey Row restaurant on the market, and MSCO closing Cortez Street gallery

Ortega’s 6th Generation Traders plans to close its Prescott store after the first of the year.

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Highlighting Prescott’s ‘well-kept secret’

Arizona Israel Technology Alliance meeting focuses on local tech potential

With Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s cybersecurity expertise as a backdrop, about 20 Israeli entrepreneurs had a business-to-business encounter with their Arizona counterparts this past week.

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Need2Know: Comfort Mobility opening new location; Ashley HomeStore coming to Prescott; Synergy Wellness opens PV location

Comfort Mobility — formerly named Canyon Mobility — will be hosting a grand opening of a retail location at 1230 Iron Springs Road on Friday, Sept. 7.

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Need2Know: Spirit Halloween open for season; Hertz coming to Prescott; Coldwell Banker buys Windermere Real Estate

Is it Halloween already? Not quite, but retailers are gearing up for it.

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Arizona GDP grew 2.5% in first quarter, ahead of national rate

Arizona’s gross domestic product grew by 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2018, driven by increases in real estate and retail trade, according to a report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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California investment firm pays $47,350,000 for The Terraces at Glassford Hill in Prescott Valley

The Terraces at Glassford Hill apartments in Prescott Valley have been sold to California-based Virtú Investments for $47,350,000.

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Need2Know: SueAnn’s Apple Pan, Brown Bag Burger, Prescott Firehouse Subs, and Don Walters renamed EVP of Miramonte Homes

Mark and SueAnn Duncan have sold their restaurant, SueAnn’s Apple Pan, at 510 W. Gurley St., after owning it since 2003.

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Lineman: ‘Industrial athletes,’ ‘unsung heroes’

With half of U.S. linemen poised to retire, there’s a need for skilled workers to take their place

That song was a romantic ode to a lone worker on the open highway back in 1968, and things have changed considerably since then — a lineman, who may also be a woman, will likely work not for the county, but a power company, like Arizona Public Service Company (APS), or a private contractor.

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Arizona predicted to add 540,000-plus jobs by 2026

State economists predict Arizona will add 542,975 new jobs by 2026.

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Electric-airplane manufacturer to establish U.S. presence in Prescott

An Israeli airplane manufacturer that is poised to start production on the world’s first all-electric powered commuter aircraft will make Prescott its U.S. base of operations, a company representative said via email on Wednesday, July 25.

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Need2Know: Deano’s Sweet Potato Café closed again, could be sold; MOD Pizza coming to Prescott Valley; Premiere Wellness opens second location

Deano’s Sweet Potato Café, which closed after the shooting death of owner James Dean Herbert II in January, and re-opened in April, is now closed again and may be sold, according to daughter Jennifer Gonzales.

Planet Fitness celebrates Prescott renovation with $2,500 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs

Planet Fitness in Prescott will celebrate the recent renovation of its Frontier Village Center location on July 31 with a $2,500 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona.

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Need2Know: New restaurant coming to the former Rancher’s Wife space; Bin 239 closes down; playing Cornhole for a Cause

The former Rancher’s Wife store, 156 S. Montezuma St., is being converted to a restaurant to be called Carmella’s.

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Need2Know: Willow Creek apartment construction back on, says developer; Hotshots Learning and Tribute Center now open; and Farm Provisions restaurant not closing

Apartment construction back on, says developer The apartment complex at 3137 Willow Creek Road, which has had a troubled past and remains unfinished, will soon be open.

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Americans paid off $40.3 billion in credit card debt during the first quarter of 2018, however...

But we racked up over $1 trillion in credit card debt

Consumer credit card debt is a bellwether for the overall economy’s health.