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Need2Know: Old Cattleman’s being renovated; Arizona Downs opening restaurant; Prescott Landscape Professional acquires Nature West Inc.

Renovations are being done to the former Cattleman’s Bar and Grill on Sheldon Street in Prescott. The new owners of the building are planning to open a quick-serve barbecue restaurant in it by about mid-March. (Max Efrein/Courier)

Renovations are being done to the former Cattleman’s Bar and Grill on Sheldon Street in Prescott. The new owners of the building are planning to open a quick-serve barbecue restaurant in it by about mid-March. (Max Efrein/Courier)

Cattleman’s renovation

Work is underway to turn the former Cattleman’s Bar and Grill at 669 E. Sheldon St. in Prescott into a quick-serve barbecue restaurant called Lucy Dee’s BBQ.

Lisa and Joseph Lucidi bought the building in September after it had been vacant for about five-and-a-half years. The couple have opened 14 restaurants in other cities and intend to make this their 15th.

“It’s going to look like an old western building when we’re done with it,” Joseph said.

A 7-foot porch will be constructed around the exterior, seven windows will be put in to brighten up the space, the parking lot will be redone and the inside will be family-friendly, Lisa said.

They’ll be using a $28,000 smoker to slow cook their meats and serve it up quickly from a counter where customers get to choose what they want rather than sit down and order from a menu.

The couple hope to open the restaurant by mid-March, “but it just depends on how everything goes with permits and everything else,” Joseph said.

Prescott Landscape Professional acquires Nature West Inc.

Josh Crothers, owner of Prescott Landscape Professionals, has acquired Nature West Inc., which was started by Bob Vastine 18 years ago.

Vastine and his team will stay on with Prescott Landscape Professionals, increasing the company’s crew to 15 and the combined experience to 40 years. Vastine will be running the design/build side of the business.

In addition, the company has hired Adrian Riveras to be its maintenance manager. He brings 20 years of experience working for national firms as an account manager for residential, commercial, HOAs and resort properties in Arizona. He will be assisting with customer service, quality control, estimates and client follow-up.

For more information, call 928-830-3480 or visit prescottlandscapeprofessionals.com.

Arizona Downs opening restaurant in January

Arizona Downs, Prescott Valley’s horse racing track, will be opening a restaurant on its third floor for Sunday brunch starting Jan. 27.

Brunch will initially feature a buffet and some made-to-order items, as well as a full bar offering mimosas, Bloody Marys and other cocktails, said Arizona Downs General Manager Ann McGovern.

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Arizona Downs is set to open a dining room in late January for Sunday brunch. (Max Efrein/Courier)

The dining room can fit up to 300 people in it, and that’s not including an adjacent event room that seats another 150.

As the business gets closer to hosting live horse racing in May, the restaurant’s days and hours of operation will likely expand, McGovern said.

Arizona Downs is located at 10501 E. Highway 89A. For more information about what the business offers, call 928-227-1996.

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