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Office supply store celebrates 10 years in Payson at same location

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Rosemary and Gary Reed

The owners of Quality Plus, Rosemary and Gary Reed, are celebrating their 10th business anniversary.

To help celebrate, they are holding a drawing for a prize valued at $105.

To enter, drop by between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and put your name in the fish bowl. The drawing will be held Wednesday, July 29 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Stop by for a piece of anniversary cake.

The Reeds have repaired office equipment for 39 years. They also recharge toner cartridges, and make self-inking stamps in house. They also offer custom, hand-crafted pens, pencils and letter openers.

Visit Quality Plus at 807 S. Beeline Highway, Suite B.

Or online at www.officesupplies4payson.com.

Gerardo’s Italian Bistro open for coffee

A beloved favorite of residents and visitors for great meatballs and pizza, Gerardo’s Italian Bistro, is opening its doors extra early these days for coffee fans.

For the last nine years, the bistro, at 512 N. Beeline Highway, has traditionally opened for lunch and dinner.

On July 9, it began opening its doors at 7 a.m. for coffee service.

Early risers can now sit at the “coffee bar” and order up a latte or mocha and a scone or muffin from one of its baristas.

Owner Gerardo Moceri and his daughter make all pastries fresh on site.

The restaurant was recently recognized by Arizona Highways as one of the 25 best restaurants in Arizona.

Moceri said he decided to open early for coffee because he already had all of the equipment and staff needed.

Additionally, when nearby Fireside Espresso closed, it left a gap for a warm and welcoming place for people to sit down and have coffee.

If you are looking for a place to grab a quick cup of joe, this may not be the place.

However, if you are looking to linger and talk with friends, the restaurant provides the perfect atmosphere.

Patrons can also sit outside on the restaurant’s patio under one of its umbrellas.

Gerardo’s is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Although coffee is available all day, they close the coffee bar at 11 a.m.

For more information, call (928) 468-6500 or visit www.gerardosbistro.com.

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