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Need2Know: Augie's restaurant, Cellular Connection, The Alarm Connection, JM Design, Farm Fresh, Home Instead Senior Care make news

Augie's, 1721 E. Highway 69, as a relatively new restaurant, continues to up the ante.

Owner Augie Perry said this week he has hired a new chef, Joel Sugahara, who comes to Augie's restaurant with over 20 years of experience creating some of the finest cuisine in the Prescott area including Hassayampa Club, Talking Rock, Prescott Resort and the Manzanita Grill.

"We are going to enhance what we're already doing, with special culinary treats, methods and presentations," Perry said. "Joel comes to us with a wealth of experience and following in the Prescott area, and look forward to improving the menu."

Perry said Augie's is "maintaining the American food that we started with, just enhancing it with higher taste profiles, ... particularly with how foods are combined and amazing presentation."

Augie's, which remains very competitively priced, is located in the Frontier Village Shopping Center, and serves American classics for lunch and dinner daily.

Hint: Try the Chilean sea bass.

NEW CELL

Cellular Connection will celebrate the opening of its first Arizona store in Prescott with a ribbon-cutting at noon Friday, May 30. The office is in the Albertson's Plaza in downtown, 150 E. Sheldon St., Suite 102.

"We loved the demographics of Prescott and feel there is a bright future to be a part of the community," Moorehead Communications VP of Marketing Jason Buck told Phoenix Business Journal. "We are excited to provide quality jobs and training for our employees and the newest phones and accessories to our guests."

Moorehead Communications, dba The Cellular Connection, has more than 900 stores around the nation, and it has the distinction of being a Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer.

MOVING EAST

The Alarm Connection, Intermountain Communications Center, 1038 Commerce Drive in Prescott, is moving to Prescott Valley on Friday, May 30. The new address is 8816 E. Highway 69, Suite B, Prescott Valley.

Its hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call them at 928-445-1609.

WEB

JM Design & Development LLC, 3230 Jack Drive in Prescott, has announced that with its filing of articles of organization, it is now an Arizona business.

Open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., JM Design does website design and development, owner James Madson said. For more info, call 928-458-9836 or visit www.jamesmadson.me.

MISSING COWS

Have you noticed the absence of cows on East Gurley Street? The Farm Fresh Market, which Councilman Charlie Arnold started in December 2012 and sold one year later, closed this spring.

Arnold said the life-sized cows, which had been perched on the business' roof, were sent back to a friend in Nevada from whom Arnold had been leasing them.

No market, no cows. No kidding!

STEADY AT HOME

Home Instead Senior Care is celebrating 14 years of providing non-medical in-home services to the seniors in Yavapai and Coconino counties, said Susan D Abbott, franchise owner.

"Since May 2000, we have had the honor of providing nearly 905,000 hours of service to 1,700 clients and their families with the help of 1,226 dedicated caregivers."

The business' services include companionship, light housework, meal preparation, errands and shopping, incidental transportation, Alzheimer's care, hospice support and respite for family care givers.

Call 928-708-9960 for more information.

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