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Need 2 Know: Shifts in Asian cuisine; temporary closures; moving in

Asian restaurants are on the move

After some time of inactivity with nothing but a hand-written notice taped to the door, saying there was a family emergency in China, the owners of the China Buffet on Walker Road above the Costco in Prescott have closed shop. It is going to be replaced by another Asian buffet called U-Like.

U-Like will offer Chinese and Japanese dishes, including sushi. It's a chain restaurant owned by Daniel Lu. Lu said the tenant is currently doing renovations to the building and does not know when they might be open - we'll keep you posted.

Esoji, the Japanese restaurant on Gurley Street has purchased the former Boulders Restaurant on Iron Springs Road. They intend on relocating the sushi restaurant to the building on Iron Springs Road and turn their current Esoji restaurant into a noodle shop.

The owners expect the move to take place in mid-March or early April.

Sprucing up the pubs

The owners of the Prescott Brewing Company will be shutting the restaurant's doors this Monday through Thursday to upgrade its entire in-house draft system. They will be replacing the restaurant's 21-year-old beer towers, taps and lines. They will also be touching up the place a bit, says owner Roxanne Nielsen.

"We have lots of "sprucing up" and r&m [repair and maintenance] that we're going to try to accomplish while it is closed," Nielsen said.

The restaurant will re-open on Friday with business as usual. They just started canning their Achocolypse Chocolate Porter-sold in six-packs at the PBC brewpub ­- if you need something to hold you over until then.

The staff at Granite Mountain Brewing recently remodeled their place as well, having re-launched their brewery concept: new beer, new menu and new look.

They have added new taps, new food options, new locally sourced alcoholic beverages from neighboring breweries such as mead from Superstition Meadery; and made aesthetic changes to their taproom. Chef Rich Davis is hosting tasting events for the new menu on March 6 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., and March 13 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Each dish of the five-course meal is paired with a beer taster. The dinner is $30 per person and includes a logo pint glass.

Moving in

The Chase Bank and Carl's Jr., next to Sprouts and Sam's Club off of Highway 69, are going to have some new neighbors come this late spring and summer. Mattress Firm, Men's Wearhouse and Sport Clips will be appearing behind Chase Bank.

By the Carl's Jr., there will be a Chipotle and another mattress store. Representatives of the Town of Prescott Valley have not been told the name of the mystery mattress store, but they suspect it may be the Sleep America next to the mall being relocated since Mattress Firm bought out 45 of Arizona's Sleep Americas in January.


The New Moon Tribal School of Bellydance is now offering two dance tracks.  Ustadza

Azra will be teaching Vintage Bellydance in addition to Tribal Bellydance. Beginner/low intermediate classes are taught in a six-week series, which can be repeated as often as needed until students are ready to move to the next level.  Classes are held at Lotus Bloom Yoga Studio. 


The Allstate Agency in Prescott is celebrating its fifth year in Prescott. Myles Baxter, who has owned and operated the Allstate agency since February 2010, said he's ecstatic.

"This milestone with Allstate is very important to me. I enjoy getting to know so many families in Prescott and thank each and every one for supporting my business," Baxter said.

Busy Bee Cleaning LLC celebrates 10 years of giving the Quad City area the best in affordable custom cleaning in 2015. 

To celebrate, they've updated their website, moved Linda Thomas from bookkeeper to office manager and promoted team leader Lori Dingley to Prescott Valley supervisor.  Their Spring Cleaning Special starts March 1, with a hefty discount.

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