Some good news to report on the long desired Trader Joe's location in our area today. Prescott Valley Economic Development Director Greg Fister told a meeting of the town's Chamber of Commerce yesterday morning that he'd "bet his paycheck" that Trader Joe's will be coming to this area this year. He said it's more likely that the store will be located in Prescott than Prescott Valley but we can live with that. There's been a huge urge by the communities to have TJ's locate here with, up until now, no positive reaction. Of course, Greg could be just optimistic but as tight as he is I doubt he'd risk a paycheck in such a cavalier fashion. So we wait. But the anxiety level has been raised a notch.
Up on the north side of town, construction work is continuing on the Highway 89-A overpass over Viewpoint Road. Workers are taking advantage of the great weather recently to make some progress.