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Need2Know: Ross and Chick-fil-A correction; new restaurant downtown; no grocery store yet for Viewpoint

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Prescott Valley Ross and Chick-fil-A

Prescott Valley's Economic Development Manager Greg Fister set the record straight that a Chick-fil-A is coming to Prescott Valley, but instead of being in the already mostly constructed building right alongside of Carl's Jr - which will partly house a Chipotle - it will be in the empty lot between the Carl's Jr and the Sam's Club gas station, contrary to what was said in the Need2Know on May 16. He also clarified that a Ross Dress for Less will be coming to Prescott Valley adjacent to Sprouts Farmers Market, but dates for its construction are still being determined.

Open in new location

Prescott's Japanese restaurant, Esoji is open again! They are in their new digs at 1355 Iron Springs Road. Check back next week when we hope to talk to them and find out what's new. For now, check out

New restaurant downtown

Most people look at Skyler Reeves like he's speaking an odd foreign language when he tells them his new restaurant on Cortez Street is a gastropub.

"It's really just a fancy word for a casual pub with really good food," Reeves said.

Formerly known as Melange or the old Rose restaurant, the Barley Hound, located at 234 South Cortez St., offers a wide variety of cocktails, has eight Arizona beers on tap and a small but eclectic selection of dinner appetizers, salads and entree dishes. Some of the unusual selections that pop off of the menu are roasted veal marrow ($8) and a duck burger ($14). Local long-time chef, Harley Ray Guy is manning the kitchen. The restaurant officially opened up this last week. Its hours (as of right now) are 5 to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 5 to 10 p.m. on weekends. The bar stays open an hour later for both time frames. The gastropub's website is and its phone number is 928-237-4506.

Viewpoint still waiting for grocery store

For more than a decade, the Viewpoint community in Prescott Valley off of Hwy. 89 has been yearning for a grocery store, and many keep hearing one might be coming in soon.

"It is still just a rumor at this point," said Greg Fister, Prescott Valley's Economic Development Manager.

Fister says it has been one of his "priorities since before the recession" to fulfill this plea from one of Prescott Valley's larger housing communities, but since the recession hit and construction of housing slowed significantly, prospective industries didn't see as much reason to buy into the area.

He hopes, now that the housing market is finally picking up slightly, that he can seal a deal with either a grocery store, drug store, or something along those lines in the not so distant future.

Economics specialist to speak at ERAU

Nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker, Elliot Eisenberg, will be speaking at Embry-Riddle's Davis Center Thursday, June 11, from 11-12 noon. He specializes in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational. He'll be speaking about the local and national economy and trends surrounding them. The event is open to the public. For more information on Eisenberg, visit his website at

Formally Yours turns 20

In celebration of 20 years of business, Formally Yours will be having a 20% off Anniversary Day along with refreshments on Saturday June 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The original owner, Rebecca Spiller, opened the bridal wear, tuxedo rental and special occasion apparel shop in 1995 at 214 N. Cortez St. Since 2004, the shop has received "Retailer of the Year" through Jim's Formal Wear every year. In June 2014, Spiller sold the business to Cindy Johnson.

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