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Need2Know: Cuppers Coffee House moves; new brewery construction; and tri-city area chamber mixer set

Renovation work is wrapping up at Cuppers Coffee House’s new location at 224 S. Montezuma St. The business, which is relocating from its former longtime spot on Cortez Street, is expected to re-open at the new site this weekend. (Cindy Barks/Courier)

Renovation work is wrapping up at Cuppers Coffee House’s new location at 224 S. Montezuma St. The business, which is relocating from its former longtime spot on Cortez Street, is expected to re-open at the new site this weekend. (Cindy Barks/Courier)

Cuppers Coffee House moves to Montezuma Street spot

Cuppers Coffee House, a longtime downtown-Prescott mainstay, is set to re-open soon at a new downtown location.

The coffee shop recently shuttered its former Cortez Street location, and owners have been working on the new venue at 224 S. Montezuma St.

Renovation work is wrapping up at that spot, and co-owner Albert Black says the new site will open for business as soon as final inspections take place. He expected that to happen by Friday, April 12, with the soft opening beginning immediately afterward.

New menu items will be featured, Black said, and an adjoining outdoor patio and food-truck site is expected to be ready by summer.

A grand opening is being planned for early May.

New brewery construction underway in downtown entertainment district

A chef has now been named for the new LazyG Brewhouse, which is set to open in Prescott’s downtown entertainment district early this summer.

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Construction is well underway on the new LazyG Brewhouse building in Prescott’s downtown entertainment district. Owners say the business, at 220 W. Leroux St., should be open by early summer. (Jim Bellington/Courtesy)

Brewery owners announced this past week that Jeff Myers, who has worked at a number of notable spots in Phoenix, Prescott and Jerome, would lead the culinary operations at the brewpub planned three blocks south of the courthouse plaza at 220 W. Leroux St.

Owners Jim and Jean-Marie Bellington say they were immediately impressed with Myers’ “desire to take casual comfort food and adding flare.”

Myers brings 25 years of hospitality experience to the job, having worked at spots such as: Paul Fleming Restaurants in Phoenix; Alice Cooperstown in Phoenix; Cellar 433 in Jerome; Redwoods Grill at Prescott Golf Club; and M Culinary Concepts in Phoenix.

Construction is well underway on the new building, and Jim Bellington said the business is expected to be open by June.

Tri-city area chamber mixer set for Watters Garden Center

Watters Garden Center, 1815 W. Iron Springs Road, will be the location for a tri-city area chambers of commerce mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.

The “nature and networking” event is combined event of the chambers in Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Chino Valley, and is open to business owners, managers, and those interested in finding out more about the Tri-City Chambers of Commerce.

The featured non-profit organization will be Prescott Frontier Rotary and its ‘Grapes 4 Grades’ benefit, with proceeds benefitting the Prescott Unified School District’s Summer Math and Reading Program.

Featured at the mixer will tastes from tri-city area businesses Granite Mountain Brewing, Rafter Eleven, and Goods from the Garden, along with a special posting of the colors and ERAU Drill Team performance by Detachment 028 Honor Corp and Pledge of Allegiance.

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