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Need2Know: Mexican street food in Prescott; Jim’s Auto Clinic awarded; Go Bananas has new owners; new Asian market in PV


Menu at Antojitos El Pinguino, a brand new food establishment that serves Mexican street food.

Mexican street food in Prescott

Three local brothers, Angel, Alex and Carlos Marin, have started a small eating establishment where the coffee shop Solanos Y Hermanos used to be, 520 W. Sheldon St., in Prescott.

The eatery, named Antojitos El Pinquino, primarily offers Mexican street food, including tacos and fresh fruit bowls and is structured more like a café than a formal sit down restaurant.

Having just opened the shop on Saturday, Aug. 12, the brothers are still getting settled in and have yet to set up a phone line. Their current hours are noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

Jim’s Auto Clinic wins 2017 AAA Top Shop Award

Jim’s Auto Clinic has been awarded the AAA Top Shop Award for the 13th time.

The business, located in Prescott at 1460 W. Gurley St., just recently celebrated 36 years of being in business.

To be considered for the Top Shop designation, facilities must first be a part of AAA’s approved auto repair network, which is comprised of more than 150 auto repair and auto body facilities across the state.

Those that receive the award are considered exceptional when it comes to professionalism, integrity, customer service and community involvement, according to a press release.


Shelves inside Lek’s Asian Market, a recently opened Asian Market in Prescott Valley.

New Asian market in PV

A small Asian market has recently opened in Prescott Valley at 8008 E. Yavapai Road.

First-time business owner Lisa Bailey decided to open the store in July to fill a void.

“There are no Asian markets between Phoenix and Flagstaff,” Bailey said.

Called Lek’s Asian Market, the 1,000-square-foot store currently offers dry and canned goods such as spices, instant noodles and coconut milks. Anyone may write suggestions of what they would like to see in the store in a notebook sitting next to the cash register.

Bailey plans to begin offering fresh and frozen goods as well within the next few weeks.

To reach the store, call 928-848-6932.

Go Bananas new owners

Go Bananas, a children’s amusement center located at the Prescott Gateway Mall in Prescott, has transferred hands.

Two Prescott mothers, Shannon Campbell and Wendy Allen, purchased the business from Mallory Ronaldson, who was looking to retire.

Campbell and Allen officially took over as of Aug. 1. They intend to expand and rename the business. The expansion will entail moving to a larger space just about 20 feet from its current space. The new name will be Sensory City. Quite a few additional amenities will be offered at the new location, including rock walls and cargo nets.

A soft opening for Sensory City will take place Oct. 1 and will be followed by a grand opening celebration shortly after.

For more information, call 928-277-8205.

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