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Need2Know: Biddle Outdoor, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Coldwater Creek, Hugo's, Christina'z Boutique, Edelweiss, Tara Thai, Natural Healing are making moves

The movers and shakers are truly in the business community this week, and we have some rumors to dispel - starting with Biddle Outdoor Center in Prescott.The longtime business has moved a few doors down and is going strong, owner Carla Biddle reports, adding that the store's original site is now going to be home to a Big 5 Sporting Goods.The Big 5 "sign is up and we're renovating," said Bryan Thunborg, assistant manager in Prescott Valley. "The store may change because of building size, but we're pretty much cookie-cutter when it comes to product and the amount of sporting goods in the store."This new, second location for Big 5, 1365 W. Iron Springs Road, will open near the end of June, Thunborg said.And, yes, the Prescott Valley location, 6106 E. Highway 69, will remain open too.CLOSING OR NOT?A few businesses are leaving the Prescott area, closing altogether or just moving:• Coldwater Creek clothing is conducting a 30- to 50-percent-off going-out-of-business sale at Prescott Gateway Mall. The retailer is closing all locations and its online store.Founded in Sandpoint, Idaho, in 1984, Coldwater Creek filed for bankruptcy last month and plans to close about 330 stores. The company reached its revenue peak of $1.1 billion in 2006, but a heavy debt load weighed on the women's clothing retailer for years as it struggled to survive the economic slowdown, Forbes magazine reported.After an auction in early May, liquidators kicked off Coldwater Creek's going-out-of-business sale.• Hugo's, the popular burrito spot on Montezuma Street in downtown Prescott, has closed.• Not closing, however, is Christina'z Boutique in downtown Prescott. Word on the street is people are confused, not realizing it is the nearby Edelweiss clothing store that is closing. Edelweiss' owner is retiring and closing the business. Call Christina'z - which, again, remains open - at 928-778-0528.• Tara Thai 2 Cuisine, 6107 E. Highway 69 in Prescott Valley, is moving to downtown Prescott. It will relocate to Cortez Street, next to what used to be Kendall's on the plaza; however, it is moving - meaning it will close its PV location, management said.• The Natural Healing Garden, which for the past two years has operated in the Hassayampa community, 1745 Rustic Timbers Lane, is moving as well. Its new location will be 119 Garden St. in Prescott, co-owner Debbie Maranville said.The massage and wellness business, which believes that "every life well lived starts in the garden," specializes in helping people get back to doing what they use to do and more.Debbie and her husband, Richard, have owned the business for over three years and purchased the new building just before Thanksgiving 2013. They will move their entire operation to the Garden Street address, effective June 1. For further info, visit them online at have your business progress, new-starts or company's growth - such as new hires, changes in hours or location, even a new product line or trend - in The Daily Courier, call 445-3333 ext. 1095, or email For legal notices involving businesses, email Tim Wiederaenders on Twitter @TWieds_editor
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