The Standard set to open in downtown on Thursday
All spruced up to create an upscale ambience and ready for its debut, The Standard will open for business Thursday at 130 S. Main St. with a grand opening over the weekend. It is the business of partners Justin Patane and Kimball Alexander.
Patane described the new establishment as a family-friendly sit-down restaurant with a bar where patrons can watch a game or take to the dance floor. The old brewery tank room has been made into a game room with billiard tables.
It will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily; after 10 p.m. restricted to the over 21-crowd.
As part of the lease agreement with the Quechan Tribe, the partners hired several tribal members with food service and bartending expeience to fill about 3 dozen positions. Among them is Antonio Jackson, general manager.
The tribe had purchased the property several years after the bankrupt Monarch’s Rest closed in 2003. The building had since sat vacant until now.
The partners also plan to enhance their community connections by allowing local artists to display their work at the establishment.
A do-it-yourself dog wash station is among the features to be offered by a new business in the Foothills that is opening on Friday, with a grand opening scheduled for Nov. 2. Operations manager for the new store is Retta Springer.
Southwest Exchange Home and RV Super Store, is at 10179 South Frontage Road (where Westco Pipe previously was located). It will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and can be reached at (928) 342-3334.
The business is a “mom and pop” co-op super store carrying kitchen gadgets, area rugs, hardware tools, landscaping and irrigation parts, recreational vehicle parts and much more.
The store also includes the Pooch Parlor with the self-service dog wash as well as professional pet grooming and pet supplies.
It is locally owned and operated by Kory and Stephanie Kehle, who have had a booth at Arizona Market Place for six years. Business was so good, they have expanded to a bricks and mortar store but will also continue to have a presence at the market place.
Also opening this week is Raspberry Raven with such treasures as antiques, baby items, cards, candles, soaps and lotions, jewelry, home decor, art and much more such as some Halloween-themed fun things.
The shop at 224 S. Main St., Suite 107, will open for business on Tuesday, announced owner Kris Kinner. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, with extended hours during some of the special events held downtown.
She explained that she had long dreamed of owning an antique and gift shop, but put those plans on the back burner while working as a teacher and raising her family. Now retired, she is making that dream a reality.
Plans have been submitted to the city for construction of a women’s clothing store on the vacant lot at the southwest corner of 4th Avenue and 27th Street next to Yuma Palms Inn, reported Alan Kircher, city of Yuma deputy building official. LPC Construction is the general contractor for the project.
The applicant is Vision Assets LLC, of which Alejandro Carlos is the member, according to the listing with the Arizona Corporation Commission. Carlos owns Faci Fashion Specialists at 580 N. Main St. in San Luis, Ariz., and Red Zone at 2450 S. 4th Ave. Red Zone will move into half of the new 6,800-square-foot building, with space available for two other tenants.
In other city of Yuma building activity, Kircher reported:
- A building permit has been issued for tenant improvements at 1190 S. Castle Dome Drive for Conn’s. The store will be 39,782 square feet.
- A building permit also has been issued for the construction of a new multi-tenant building for Elite Tanning at 2886 S. 4th Ave. (near Hastings). The new 7,542-square-foot building will include a new home for the tanning salon with space for other tenants.
- A permit has been issued for interior alterations to the historic Robert E. Lee Hotel, 390 S. Main St. The hotel, built in 1917, was purchased two years ago by Gowan Company, which has its headquarters next door. The first floor of the hotel is being renovated for the company’s research and development group. Meanwhile, construction is well under way on a solar photovoltaic canopy project behind the former hotel.
Longtime local car dealer Brent Dana, who sold Country Club Honda in 2010, is back in the vehicle business. He and wife Lora are in the process of getting ready to open Country Club Motors and RV at 1717 S. Pacific Ave. The phone number reflects the address - 343-1717.
The business will sell used cars and several name brands of motor coaches, travel trainers and fifth wheels. In addition to sales, it will offer parts and service. Dana hopes to be open for business by late October or early November just in time for the advent of the winter visitor season.
Margie’s Crafts will become the new tenant of the store space formerly occupied by Twigs at 299 S. Main St. Owner Marge Allen hopes to be ready for business in the new location by mid- to late October.
In the meantime, she is having an inventory sale to save on the packing at her current location at 261 S. Main St., where she has been for nearly four years. Starting Tuesday, she will open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and can be reached at 580-7929.
Allen explained that she has expanded her business over the years into multiple suites. While she won’t gain much additional space with the move, it will enable her to consolidate everything in one store. Margie’s Crafts supplies beads and craft items and provides beadwork classes.
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