Need2Know: 2nd layoff at RESA; Circle K nearly complete; Whiskey Row building sells; Rickety Cricket now full-fledged bar; Christmas Store opens in PV
Circle K nearly complete
A newly constructed Circle K is nearly complete at the intersection of Willow Creek and Iron Springs roads in Prescott.
“Our goal is the end of next week,” said Suzy Peel, real estate and development manager for Circle K. “If that gets pushed to the following week, I don’t know. Nothing’s guaranteed in construction.”
Peel said the Circle K was supposed to be complete quite a bit earlier in the year, but weather wasn’t permitting.
“We’ve had a lot of challenges there with all the rains,” she said.
The new gas station/convenience store supplants what used to be a Hastings Entertainment.
Whiskey Row building changes hands
Ian Russell has purchased the historic building along Whiskey Row in Prescott that houses his business, Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art.
His intentions moving forward are to add a 1,000-square-foot showroom to his gallery and eventually restore the face of the building to what it naturally was at the turn of the century.
“It’s kind of one of the last buildings on the Row that has that old ’50s-’60s junky stucco, and we kind of want to revamp the whole building and give it an overall face lift and interior reformatting,” Russell said.
Russell bought the building from Fields Investments, who owned it since 1962.
RESA Wearables lays off more employees
Last week, RESA Wearables, a startup company based in Prescott, laid off a good number of its employees and is having to pull back on its operations.
“We didn’t close our doors, but we did have to do a significant reduction in workforce,” said John Dahl, a consultant for the company. “We’re seeing it as a temporary reduction until we can get some matters resolved.”
The number of employees let go was not provided by the company. This is the second layoff RESA Wearables has done in the past two months. At its hiring peak in September, it had about 120 employees. The company was down to about 100 at the start of October.
Rickety Cricket focusing on alcohol
Rickety Cricket Brewing in Prescott is transitioning from restaurant to full-fledged bar.
“We stopped table service,” said General Manager Nevada Hunt.
The business will continue serving some finger foods, but customers must order and pick it up at a self-service window. They’re also bringing in more pool tables and bar games, Hunt said.
Seasonal Christmas store opens in PV
The owners of Blue Goose Resale in Prescott Valley have transformed a portion of the building’s space into a seasonal Christmas store.
“I’ve been advertising it as Prescott Valley’s Christmas store, because there’s not another one dedicated to Christmas,” said Mavis Martin, who co-owns the store with her sister, Diane Werth.
Before the sisters took over the additional space in the building, it housed a holistic veterinarian. The Christmas store, 8200 East Valley Road, will be open through Dec. 31. For more information, call 928-277-6570.
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