Need2Know: Summer startups; Blackboard Café rebranding; Costco reaches milestone
New bar opening downtown
A brand new bar called Prescott Public House has renovated the space formally occupied by The Drunken Lass Irish Pub.
New owners Mark and Bethany Walters hosted a grand opening on June 18.
Located at 218 W. Gurley St., Prescott Public House can be reached by calling 928-778-4211.
You sure are Far from Folsom
From Prescott Public House, take a southern stroll down Whiskey Row and cross Goodwin Street.
Within a stone’s throw you’ll spot a fresh restaurant called Far From Folsom.
Joe Lohmeier bought the building several months ago when it was still operating as Brick & Bones Moonshine Bar and Bistro. He has since completely remodeled the interior and patio space.
The grand opening is set for Thursday, June 30. It’s located at 214 S. Montezuma St. and can be reached by calling 928-867-5309.
Your journey through downtown Prescott has only just begun. You must now close out your tab at Far from Folsom and head back down Whiskey Row to enjoy a gyro (yeer-oh) at Downtown Greek Pita.
The restaurant opened June 20 and is where Marino’s Corner Bistro used to be, 148 N. Montezuma. Its number is 928-445-4168.
Prescott’s new art gallery
Okay, so you’re stuffed from earlier, so it’s time to walk it off before calling it a day.
It’s a bit of a haul on foot from central downtown, but if you make it to 702 W. Gurley St., you’ll discover a recently opened art gallery called Hart’s Art and Décor.
Recent transplants from Laramie, Wyoming, Sean and Dolores Hart have set up shop and are ready to show off their work.
For more information call 928 445-2233.
Blackboard Café rebranding
The popular café, coffee shop and bakery Blackboard Café has closed for a significant business shift.
The owners announced on Facebook they have outgrown their space and are having to change their strategy to be more sustainable.
The eatery will reopen July 5 in the same location, 3101 N. Robert Road, Prescott Valley, as Blackboard Kitchen with a whole new line of menu options.
The phone number is 928-772-4004.
Costco hits 20
Prescott’s one and only Costco is turning 20 on Monday, June 27.
The store still has about 15 employees who have worked there since it opened, said Donna Stehower, a local Costco employee.
In related news, the company as a whole recently ended its 16-year relationship with American Express and now only accepts Visa credit cards. Customers can still pay with cash, checks and debit cards.