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Need2Know: Tara Thai, Marino's build up 'Restaurant Row'

With apologies to good ol' Whiskey Row, there seems to be a "Restaurant Row" forming on the other side of the courthouse plaza.

Whiskey Row bars have been quenching thirsts over on the 100 block of South Montezuma practically as long as Prescott has been around. But man cannot live on drink alone, the Boykans have noticed.

On the east side of the plaza, soon to join the increasingly popular Bill's Pizza are: Tara Thai and Marino's Mob Burger. (As we say in journalism, "Three's a trend...")

The Thai place should be first, with Matt and Joy Boykan hoping to be done with renovation "mid- to late-July." The Boykans currently have a Tara Thai in Prescott Valley.

No opening date yet for the burger place, to be located in the old Kendall's Famous Burgers - between Tara Thai and Bill's Pizza.


Amy Miller started working at The Raven card and stationery shop when she was a teenager. Twenty years later ... she bought the shop.

And hopes to keep it, evermore.

The Raven is located 130 W Gurley St. on the first floor of Bashford Court and can be reached at 928-445-7464.


High fives to the new Big 5 Sporting Goods, up and running next to Goodwill on Iron Springs Road.

Good timing for the late-June opening, as the rodeo dances in the shopping center parking lot started just a few nights later. Big 5 might not sell dancing shoes, but it's certainly enjoying the free publicity with hundreds of dancers outside its doors.

Big 5 is at 1365 Iron Springs Road, Suite 1. Call them at 928-445-0535. Regular hours are: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


"I have heard that BevMo will be opening a store in the Prescott area. Is this correct? And if so, when?"

Sorry, BevMo fan - the company's website has a few locations in its "coming soon" section, but nothing close to here.

• In addition to hauling and clearing, Desert Works Services also provides "defensible space" service, to help protect homes from wildfires. Website: Phone: 928-499-5836.

• Luke Lanier recently launched a Rainbow Internationalfranchise. "Rainbow responds to emergencies and does allergy treatments and cleanings throughout the quad-cities," Lanier says. 928-499-3222.

Mountain Pass Guns and Ammo is "now open for business selling guns and ammo inside the biker leather and knife store (Double H Leatherworks) behind Circle K on Robert Road," owner Mike Burton says.

That location is 3044 N. Robert Road, Prescott Valley. Phone: 928-910-2465. Days and hours of operation: Wednesday through Friday, 11-5; and Saturdays, 11-3.

To report your business progress, new starts or company's growth - such as new hires, changes in hours or location, or a new product line or trend - call 445-3333 ext. 1105, or email

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