Eatery, music store, retailer come to Kingman

Some of the first customers try out Jimmy John’s sandwich shop that opened recently at 3411 Stockton Hill Road. (CODY DAVIS/Miner)

Some of the first customers try out Jimmy John’s sandwich shop that opened recently at 3411 Stockton Hill Road. (CODY DAVIS/Miner)

KINGMAN - After a couple of months of construction delays, Jimmy John's sandwich shop has opened at 3411 Stockton Hill Road.

The 1,500-square-foot restaurant has seating capacity for 74 inside and 16 outside, along with a drive-through and delivery service.

It's the second Jimmy John's in Mohave County for franchise owners Alison and Paul Wofford. They opened their first store last year in Lake Havasu City.

Jimmy John's will employ 30 to 40 people, Alison Wofford said.

"It's a great plan and a great product. We're excited to bring it to Kingman," she said.

Family Dollar

Charlotte, N.C.-based Family Dollar has opened its third store in the Kingman area at Route 66 and John L Avenue.

The store is about 7,500 square feet and employs about 10 workers, company spokesman Cliff Cermak said.

"Family Dollar is really excited to open this new store in Kingman," he said.

The property developer is Hutton Growth One, a Charlotte, N.C.-based investment firm.

Family Dollar has added more than 300 new food items, lowered prices on hundreds of items and offers to match competitors' advertised specials, Cermak said.

Music store

Vern Eaton and Brandon Pedicini opened V&B's Rockin' Vibrations music store at 1505 Northern Ave.

The family-owned business will buy and sell musical instruments "at the right price" and perform repair work on instruments, Eaton said.

He said he wants to help bring the music scene back to Kingman, and the store will be open for musicians to jam and have a good time every other Saturday.

Business survey

The Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce is conducting its first business survey to gather important input and feedback regarding the business climate and needs of businesses in Kingman.

Kingman-area businesses and organizations are asked to participate in the survey, which is available via the Chamber's website, www.kingmanchamber.com.

Results of the survey will be available in early May. Information will be presented to city officials and Chamber directors. It will also be studied by Chamber staff and used to develop priorities for the upcoming year as well as business outreach and retention programs.

Harley-Davidson award

Mother Road Harley-Davidson dealership at 2501 Beverly Ave. was awarded the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Bronze Bar and Shield Circle of Recognition for 2014.

The award is based on motorcycle and related product sales, an evaluation of customer service and satisfaction, and other operational measures.

"One of the primary reasons the Harley-Davidson brand has such tremendous customer loyalty is because of the efforts of dealers such as John Morotti," said Mike Kennedy, vice president and managing director of Harley-Davidson's North America Region.

This is the 10th award for the Kingman dealership that's been in business since 2002.

Rezoning OK'd

The Mohave County Board of Supervisors on Feb. 2 approved rezoning a 40-acre parcel at U.S. Highway 68 and Estrella Road in Golden Valley from agricultural-residential with 10-acre minimum lot size to general commercial with highway frontage to allow development of a commercial retail center.

Doctor moving

Dr. Nimfa Aguila of Kingman Neurology moved to a new address at 3931 Stockton Hill Road, Suite C, in the Hillcrest Medical Plaza on March 1.