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Prescott’s oldest Mexican restaurant closes, ending 59-year run

Uncertain of restaurant’s future, owner redirects customers to Chino Valley location

On Thursday, Oct. 11, Gary Denny broke the news via a Facebook post about having to close El Charro Mexican Restaurant & Cantina. The single post has since received 417 comments and been shared 781 times.

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PAYP Visionary award recipients chosen

Every year, Prescott Area Young Professionals (PAYP) recognizes up to eight young men and women who are poised to play key, visionary roles in shaping their communities and their businesses in the next decade.

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Prescott Chamber Business Awards Ceremony winners announced

17 awards given out for inaugural event

Seventeen awards were given out during the inaugural Prescott Chamber Business awards ceremony hosted Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center.

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Need2Know: New Wildflower location; El Charo closing; Home Slice Pizza closing; Rosa’s changes hands; Mattress Firm declares bankruptcy

After 59 years of business, El Charro Mexican Restaurant and Cantina in downtown Prescott is closing its doors for good on Sunday, Oct. 14.

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Randy Graf joins PNN as new advertising sales manager

Prescott News Network (PNN) has hired Randy Graf as its new advertising sales manager.

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Need2Know: Cuppers Bistro closed; Prescott Family Diner closed; Pizza Hut in Prescott relocating

Cuppers Bistro on Lee Boulevard in Prescott has closed its doors due to owner illness, according to a sign taped onto its entrance.

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RESA Wearables pushing through growing pains

Prescott startup lays off employees in preparation for further expansion

Business growth rarely comes without some adjustments along the way.

Local Business in Brief: Legacy rental community at Prescott Lakes sells for $30.25 million; retail center in PV goes for $3.52 million

A 150-unit rental community located within Prescott Lakes has sold for $30.25 million, according to Cushman & Wakefield, which represented the seller.

Business in Brief: California gas tax repeal campaign seeks federal inquiry

Leaders of a campaign to repeal California’s recent gas tax increase asked the federal government this week to investigate their claims that public resources have been used against them.

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Need2Know: Big O Tires in Prescott sells; Spicy Streats moves; That Salad Place is open; new integrative health care facility opening

Jeff Anderson has sold Big O Tires in Prescott to longtime acquaintance Russell Lease.

Business in Brief: Christine Resnick becomes executive director of the Jewish Community Foundation

In 1998, three Jewish leaders, Harold Greenberg, Robert Morris, and Rabbi William Berkowitz, founded the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) envisioning that it would become the focal point of Jewish philanthropy for the Greater Prescott area.

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Need2Know: Krispy Kreme bails on PV; Western Heritage Foundation filling vacancy on Whiskey Row; car wash developments in PV; new Alfonso’s in Prescott

In early July, it was reported that Krispy Kreme had gone through an initial project review process with the Town of Prescott Valley regarding a stand-alone building in the Crossroads shopping center.

Business in Brief: Employment law conference highlights workplace topics

The Prescott Area Human Resources Association (PAHRA) is sponsoring “Hot Topics in the Cool Pines,” a full-day employment law conference on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center.

State’s jobless rate holds steady at 4.6 percent

The state’s economy continues to be propelled along by people wanting some new place to live or at least to fix up the one they way.

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Need2Know: Land development allowed adjacent to ERAU; Dutch Bros opens in Prescott; PV pizza place; Talking Glass

Congressman Paul Gosar unveiled a bipartisan bill in Washington, D.C., last week that, if successful, will allow Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to develop a 16-acre vacant parcel adjacent to the northeast corner of Willow Creek Road and Heritage Park Road in Prescott.

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Brian Bergner promoted to PNN news/sports editor

Prescott News Network has promoted Brian Bergner Jr., current sports editor at The Daily Courier, to PNN news/sports editor. The promotion became effective Sept. 13.

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Major plant expansion at Printpack will create 30 new local jobs

Printpack Inc., which manufactures flexible and rigid plastic packaging, has started moving dirt on a $45 million, 38,000-square-foot plant expansion near the west side of its Prescott Valley facility on Second Street, just off Highway 69.

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Prescott jeweler in rare company with recent recertification

Prescott jewelry store owner Jim Lamerson is a jeweler’s jeweler — and he’s got the paperwork to prove it.

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Need2Know: Dunkin’ Donuts; luxury apartments coming; Burlington; King Kong gone?; Sushi; Raven Café; and Dollar General

Prescott Valley’s much-anticipated new Dunkin’ donuts store appears on track to break ground within the month, according to town officials.

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Iconic PV Motel to be demolished to make way for new Circle K

The Prescott Valley Motel’s angular red-arrow sign has flashed a neon welcome to area visitors for more than 50 years. But sometime next year, the motel — and perhaps its iconic sign too — will disappear forever.

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Need2Know: Kmart building in escrow; Papa John’s returning to PV?; Sam’s Club draws attention; ‘pink’ thrift store opens; Ft. Knox does U-Haul

The vacant 110,000-square-foot, former Kmart property in Prescott Valley, empty since its closure three years ago, may be closer to changing hands and being redeveloped.

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Hilton Garden Inn deal approved despite public resistance

Prescott City Council votes 5-1 to approve development agreement

In what Mayor Greg Mengarelli called “a landmark deal,” the Prescott City Council agreed to a lease agreement this week that is expected to bring a 95-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel to downtown Prescott.

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Old Prescott Animal Hospital bites the dust, new PAH facility now open

The old Prescott Animal Hospital building was demolished this week, falling under the wrecking ball in order to make room for an expansion of the parking area for PAH’s brand new, larger facility, which opened Aug. 5.

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Need2Know: Slow sales to shutter Ortega’s Traders, Whiskey Row restaurant on the market, and MSCO closing Cortez Street gallery

Ortega’s 6th Generation Traders plans to close its Prescott store after the first of the year.

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Highlighting Prescott’s ‘well-kept secret’

Arizona Israel Technology Alliance meeting focuses on local tech potential

With Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s cybersecurity expertise as a backdrop, about 20 Israeli entrepreneurs had a business-to-business encounter with their Arizona counterparts this past week.

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