Save The Farm

Written by The Bee

July 10, 2020

Meeting of the Minds at Rickety Cricket in Kingman

Discussion of the current state of restaurants in Kingman, Arizona

Owners from: 

  • Diana’s Wine Cellar
  • Floyds
  • Sundowner Saloon
  • Federicos
  • The Healthy Bar
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Stetson Winery
  • Calicos
  • Tack Shed
  • Jim Hinckley’s America
  • Dript Candles Kitchen
  • Metro By T-Mobile

Local Dignitaries

  • Travis Lingenfelter – Vice Mayor, CIty of Kingman
  • Regina Cobb – State Representative
  • Gary Kellogg – Economic Development, City of Kingman
  • Sylvia Shaffer – Planning, Economic Dev.
  • Becky Fawson – President- Kingman Chamber of Commerce
  • Jim Hinckley- Author & Historian
  • Steve LeSueur -EDAC Commissioner

Notes:

  • Outside Seating areas for community restaurant spaces
  • Touchless Menus using QR codes
  • Indoor seating with social distancing being followed
  • City has approved 250K allocated to local COVID-19 Recovery
  • Advertising & marketing, Parkets (50% grant match)
  • Legislative request: Sales Tax Forgiveness – Creating a % that is forgiven
  • Legislative request: Alcohol being able to transported between businesses such as Nevada – Open liquor (Regina Cobb)
  • Domestic Traveller marketing budget increased
  • “Support new employees, increase revenues, capital investments” , Travis Lingenfelter
  • Sylvia from the City- Parklet/Pedlets program – Approved on July 7th, 50/50 matching funds for parkets. Up to 5K per business. Local architect included in the project design.
  • Helping with other businesses not downtown for capital investments in outdoor dining.
  • Facade Improvement – 10% from business 90% from City up to 10K – Includes Architect
  • Need more formal clarity: Series 6 Liquor License holders ~ Stay open if you have a kitchen with a menu and food.

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