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Community Mixer: Celebrating the Big Switch

  • Armadilla Wax Works Candle Factory 6689 East 1st Street Prescott Valley, AZ, 86314 United States (map)

Familiar with the big “Red Barn” thrift store on Highway 69 in Prescott Valley? Our dear friends Denise and Kent with Armadilla Wax Works are in the process of relocating to the iconic location.

Join us on November 13th to celebrate the big relocation and network with fellow independent businesses representatives. We know that different ideas and perspectives help fuel innovation, helping our members create stronger networking connections, become more business savvy and remain competitive. Even if you’re not a member, we encourage you to stop in and see what the local network has to offer!

When: Wednesday, November 13th from 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Where: Armadilla Wax Works: 6689 E 1st St, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Open to all local businesses, guests welcome. Light refreshments provided.

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More about the Big Switch: Two Local Businesses Trading Spaces

Home is where the heart – and art – is! Two of the Quad-Cities’ favorite businesses are switching buildings in Prescott Valley.


Stepping Stones Thrift Store and Armadilla Wax Works will be trading spaces in a huge win for both organizations. Aramadilla Wax Works will be relocating into Stepping Stones’ “Red Barn” thrift store located on Highway 69 in Prescott Valley, while Stepping Stones will be consolidating both Prescott Valley thrift store locations into Armadilla’s large building on Industrial Way where they have been operating for over 20 years.

Trading spaces provides both businesses with the right space to meet their needs and the needs of their customers.

For Armadilla Wax Works, the Red Barn building provides just the right space for their retail candle and mercantile store and candle making. Serving the quad city area since 1984, this is the original – one and only – biggest and best candle store in Arizona, founded originally in old town Tempe in 1971. “Candle light doesn’t just happen, it’s made to happen.” The mercantile store will feature original candle designs and artisan quality craftsmanship with every candle they make, every day. Candles put the "special" in special events for weddings and holidays, from celebration to ceremony.

At Stepping Stones, thrift shoppers are able to find the best treasures from books to furniture, but it is so much more than just a store. Proceeds from the thrift stores directly support Stepping Stones’ 24/7/365 Helpline, advocacy services, and safe shelter for local families finding freedom from all forms of abuse. The opportunity to consolidate into one location offers more treasures in one large space, as well as provide additional support for the 24/7 advocacy services.

Stepping Stones CEO Robin Burke said, “The opportunity to have both our Prescott Valley thrift stores in one location allows us to provide even more resources for families in our advocacy programs and give customers a better shopping experience.”

When you think about a win-win, this is it. Two local companies, with heart and art, exchanging locations to better serve their business, customers, and the community.

The big switch is anticipated to be completed by mid-August with a short closure for both businesses during the transition. For more details about important dates, visit

More about Armadilla


Armadilla Wax Works feature candles made in their workshop in Prescott Valley, Arizona, inspired by the Southwest, designed with a purpose. Since 1971, they have made candles for celebration and ceremony, home decor, romantic evenings, a big wedding bash and personal relaxation, with and without fragrance.

More about Stepping Stones

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Beginning in 1980, Stepping Stones Agencies provides 24/7/365 advocacy services and safe shelter for adults and children finding freedom from intimate partner violence and other forms of victimization in West Yavapai County. Stepping Stones Thrift Stores were named the #1 Thrift Store in 2019 through The Daily Courier’s Reader’s Choice Awards.

Earlier Event: November 6
November Member Gathering: Pop Cycle