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Need2Know: Maverick project underway; Joe’s Furniture honored; lodge wins competition

A Maverick gas station is being built on the corner of Ruth and Whipple streets.
Photo by Max Efrein.

A Maverick gas station is being built on the corner of Ruth and Whipple streets.

Maverick project underway

Maverick, Inc., the convenience store and gas station chain, is a few weeks into building its new location near Prescott High School on a vacant lot on the corner of Ruth and Whipple streets.

Stacey Hickman, Vice President of Operations for Timberline Concrete Excavating, one of the construction companies working on the project, said this Maverick will be identical to all of the rest in the quad-city area.

The store is expected to open about mid-March, said Nile Easton with R&O Construction, another construction company working on the project.

Joe’s Furniture honored

The Arizona Home Furnishings Representatives Association has recently selected Joe’s Furniture as its 2016 Retailer or the Year.

Every year, all related retailers in the state are considered for this award, including big players like American Furniture Warehouse and La-Z-Boy.

“Size didn’t have anything to do with it,” said owner Joe Ritz. “Reputation in the industry has a lot to do with it.”

Joe’s Furniture has remained family owned for its 61 years of business and is at 3787 Karicio Lane, Prescott.

Joe, his son, Sean, and his daughter, Dawn Hornelaz, will be going down to Phoenix to receive a plaque for the accomplishment in December.

Prescott Motor Lodge wins Hotel Showdown

Prescott Motor Lodge was recently featured on the Travel Channel show Hotel Showdown.

The show is a winner-take-all competition in which four hotels go head-to-head for a $25,000 prize. The hotel owners spend a night in one another’s establishments and rate each location based on their stays.

The other hotels were located in Scottsdale, Winslow and Sedona.

The episode featured scenes of Prescott including dinner at El Gato Azul and a stop-in at the Bird Cage Saloon.

At the conclusion of the episode, it was determined that Prescott Motor Lodge received the best rating overall.

Livingston and Brian Spear have owned Prescott Motor Lodge for eight years.

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