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Need2Know: Krispy Kreme to PV; ESI Grips moves to CV; new directors at Glassford Place; and WeLocate relocates

Donut wars! Krispy Kreme coming to Prescott Valley

When it rains, it pours, at least for donut lovers. As the Dunkin’ Donuts shop begins to take shape at the corner of Glassford Hill and Centre Court, adjacent to the Hampton Inn, word comes of a future Krispy Kreme outlet.

“Krispy Kreme did our Initial Project Review process to discuss a location in Crossroads,” said Ben Hooper, Prescott Valley’s Economic Development coordinator. “That process helps to ensure their permit process goes smoothly when they are ready to submit their plans.”

Krispy Kreme, based in North Carolina, has expanded to 241 locations around the country and 532 stores in 21 other countries. The company did not respond to a request for comment.

ESI Grips moves from California to Chino Valley

ESI (Extreme Steering, Inc.) Grips, which produces silicon grips for bicyclists, is moving from California to Chino Valley.

The company, established in 1999, was started 19 years ago in CEO and founder Gary Stewart’s garage. His goal was to make a more comfortable and durable grip for mountain bikers.

The company is still family owned and operated, and wanted to move to a more family-, cycling-, and business-friendly area.

In a news release, the company announced it would expand to markets beyond cycling, noting that Stewart has experience in the aerospace engineering.

New directors at Glassford Place Assisted Living Community

There is new leadership at the Glassford Place senior living community, 7509 E. Long Look Drive, in Prescott Valley.

Curtis Larsen is executive director, Darcy Benavides, RN, is Care Services manager, and Denice Dunkeras is Community Relations manager.

“This team brings strong management experience to the community to ensure Glassford Place continues to provide our residents with quality services and care,” Regional Director of Operations Russell Wagner said. “We are committed to being a resource and a solution for seniors and families in Prescott and Prescott Valley.”

Call 928-772-3690 for more information.

WeLocate Real Estate moves

WeLocate Real Estate has expanded its offices and is now located at 8561 Florentine, Suite E, in Prescott Valley. The company invites its neighbors to a “welcome-to-the-neighborhood” barbecue from noon until 6:30 p.m. on July 13 at the new office.

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