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Need2Know: RESA pays employees; Genovese’s closes; Prescott Firehouse Subs update

One of Prescott’s longest-running Italian restaurants, Genovese’s, appears to be closed indefinitely. (Max Efrein/Courier)

One of Prescott’s longest-running Italian restaurants, Genovese’s, appears to be closed indefinitely. (Max Efrein/Courier)

RESA pays its employees

RESA Wearables, a Prescott-based start-up that 3D prints orthotic inserts for shoes, has managed to pay its former employees their final checks after a mass layoff nearly two months ago.

The layoff and significant delay in payments was a result of a legal dispute between RESA and Connected Technology Solutions LLC, a company that makes the scanning kiosks RESA relies on to provide its services.

Glen Hinshaw, director and CEO of RESA Wearables, said the legal dispute is ongoing, but the company is looking toward the future.

“We’re going forward; we’re just in a lean state at the moment,” he said. “We’re just deciding where we go with our e-commerce, our retail commerce and our medical commerce. We’ll decide how we want to look at expansion and new deployment as we go into January.”

Genovese’s closes

After about 22 years of business, Genovese’s Italian Restaurant, a Sicilian-inspired restaurant at 217 W. Gurley St., appears to be closed indefinitely.

On Dec. 6, a notice was posted on the front entrance by the landlord telling the business owners they were in material breach of their lease for not paying their rent for December. (It is nearly January and the notice remains posted.)

“I am terminating your right to possession of the premises,” the property owner, Jill Lista, stated in the notice.

Attempts to reach the owners of the business for comment were unsuccessful.

Prescott Firehouse Subs plans canceled

After plans to open a Firehouse Subs at 811 Whipple St. in Prescott stalled earlier this year, the intention further disintegrated, according to a statement issued by the company.

“The local owner of the Firehouse Subs in Prescott has discontinued development of the location to pursue other interests,” the statement said. “The Prescott area is still open for development and Firehouse Subs is exploring all opportunities to bring in another franchisee who can serve guests in these communities.”

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