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NEED2KNOW: Where’s Chick-fil-A? New owner at PV batting cages; Prescott auto shops recognized; more

Jeff Sandy recently made his dream come true by purchasing his own batting cages. Formerly owned by John Reding, Full Swing Sports Center is located at 2555 Crownpointe Drive in Prescott Valley.

Jeff Sandy recently made his dream come true by purchasing his own batting cages. Formerly owned by John Reding, Full Swing Sports Center is located at 2555 Crownpointe Drive in Prescott Valley.

Chick-fil-A taking sweet time to come to PV

Chick-fil-A’s Prescott Valley construction plans have been approved and paid for, according to Prescott Valley officials.

Now the fast food chain restaurant just needs to pick up those plans and start building.

The town originally thought that construction would begin this August, but town planner Carmen Ogden said it doesn’t appear that will be the case.

She said the whole process working with Chick-fil-A has been very slow and that the fast food company does not seem to be in a hurry to get things moving.

Carrie Kurlander, Chick-fil-A Public Relations Vice President told The Daily Courier: “while we are excited to confirm we have a site for a new restaurant identified in Prescott Valley, we don’t have an opening timeline just yet. We look forward to serving the community in the future.”

Ogden said if the company waits much longer, it will likely have to file an extension for its construction period.

Full Swing Sports Center gets new owner

John Reding has passed his entertainment facility, Full Swing Sports Center, on to Jeff Sandy.

Reding had been in business about 3-and-a-half years before deciding to move on. Sandy quickly jumped on the opportunity.

“It’s been my dream to own my own batting cages,” Sandy said.

Sandy was previously managing the Hampton Inn and Suites off Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley. The only change he intends to make to Full Swing Sports Center at the moment is providing some additional food options.

The business is at 2555 Crownpointe Drive in Prescott Valley and can be reached by calling 928-515-2300.

Prescott auto shops get state recognition

The top repair shops in AAA Arizona’s Approved Auto Repair (AAR) program have been revealed. Now in its 15th year, 37 Arizona repair facilities earned the AAA Top Shop award for 2016.

In Prescott, Jim’s Auto Clinic, 1460 W. Gurley St., made the list for the 12th year — eight of which were consecutive.

Prescott Import Car Service, 710 Ruth St., has received the honor eight years in a row as well.

To be eligible for the Top Shop award, facilities must belong to AAA’s AAR program, which requires them to adhere to more than 20 AAA standards.

Top Shops must also maintain a 90 percent customer approval rating and be actively involved in the community.

Realty agent announcements

Flex Realty in Prescott has added Martha Harris to its real estate team. A former chemist, Harris has been a full- time Realtor since 1991.

Martha shares her real estate career with helping underprivileged children in impoverished areas serving as president and CEO of International Street Angels of the World, a local nonprofit charitable organization.

Home Care Assistance receives distinction

Home Care Assistance of Northern Arizona recently received the Certified – Trusted Provider distinction from Home Care Pulse.

“Home Care Pulse awards this distinction to providers who are actively gathering feedback from their clients each month and using that feedback to improve the quality of care they provide,” said Aaron Marcum, CEO and founder of Home Care Pulse.

To find out more about Home Care Assistance, visit or call 928-771-0105.

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