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Need2Know: Earnhardt Liberty Kia sold; Birdcage Saloon changes hands; Party bus serves quad cities

Troy Howard has started a business called Northern Arizona Party Bus, where he provides transportation to groups for special events or who simply need a designated driver. (Courtesy)

Troy Howard has started a business called Northern Arizona Party Bus, where he provides transportation to groups for special events or who simply need a designated driver. (Courtesy)

Earnhardt Liberty Kia sold

The Earnhardt Auto Group has sold their Kia dealership in Prescott Valley to Zamora Automotive Group, which already owns York Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Prescott and Prescott Honda. Earnhardt had owned the dealership since 2013.

The dealership will close Thursday, Nov. 8, and reopen Friday, Nov. 9, under the new management and a new name: Prescott Valley Kia.

Party bus in town

Prescott Valley resident Troy Howard has begun offering a party bus service to those in the quad-city area.

Howard, who already drives a special needs school bus for Humboldt Unified School District, decided to purchase a 12 passenger bus and transform it into a party bus that comfortably holds about 10 people.

“It kind of has a 60s or 70s dive bar feel to it,” he said.

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The Birdcage Saloon has changed hands after being in the same family since 1969. (Max Efrein/Courier)

Called Northern Arizona Party Bus, the business can be reached by calling 928-632-2929. It specializes in event transportation, wedding transportation, craft beer and winery tours, and shuttling to and from local bars.

Birdcage Saloon changes hands

The longtime owners of the Birdcage Saloon, John Stamm and Debbie Levine Stamm, have sold the business to a trusted employee, Jill Redmann, and her husband, Keith.

The transfer of ownership was official as of Thursday, Nov. 1. The business had been in the Stamm family since 1969, Debbie said.

Jill has been an employee at the saloon for about 14 years and Keith has owned a bar in Laughlin, Nevada, called Hideout for 26 years, Jill said.

“We are coming in and going to do our best to preserve [the Birdcage’s] name and reputation,” Jill said.