Where do you find cutting-edge metro design experiments aimed at improving pedestrian and traffic flows, resource efficiencies, and the every-day life of citizens? Well, it’s the trail-blazing, pioneering world-class metropolises you would expect – like New York, Tokyo… and Prescott,AZ.
Check out the radical traffic control test Prescott is conducting right now just off of Whiskey Row, and find out what the Pickle Lady has to say about diagonal living.
good morning hello peeps this is randall and diane brooke prescott arizona arizona i put on my christmas attire and i brought my christmas cheer my holiday cheer uh so we are here to introduce to you our new traffic camera traffic control test you’re in question if you’re going to check out a traffic control test there’s always traffic so there’ll be traffic noise on this one so this is kind of a new little development here yeah since we have so many people who come to wisconro and the square and it’s a good tourist section of town right here they have actually put in what we call diagonal cross diagonal crossing at four-way stops at four-way stops it’s pretty cool so right now there’s a test going on at one corner one of our busiest corners right on whiskey row yep which is uh montezuma and gurley yes so i just did some walking across the diagonal yeah she’s good she she tries it out and she’s trying to be like a holiday elf holiday elf running across right yeah diagonal crosswalk yes and walking across the traditional so i i uh showed you how it’s done so when you come visit here don’t be afraid i like the way yes that’s right she’s blazing the trail all right what’d you think it felt a little different kind of like when you’re falling in love for the second time you know the first time it’s just amazing and you’re just like oh my gosh i i’ve never felt like this and the second time when you fall in love with somebody else maybe feels just as good but just a little different i didn’t see much difference i really thought i’m going to get killed is what i really want but it just goes to show you that here in this town we are progressive we have diagonal crossing which is only what you see in big big country yet japan tokyo so uh prescott is progressive here man we are up and coming so how much how much time do you think you save going diagonally versus i don’t think i see anything i’m gonna be honest yeah no because you you know you have to wait for it’s really not to help us it’s really not to help pedestrians can’t tell i think it’s to help traffic flow that’s what this is about yes because my track is slow because then people can’t take the right on red because pedestrians are crossing so really this is to keep traffic going so people aren’t backed up you know trying to make a right turn on red waiting yeah well that could that’s what this is about it’s really not about pedestrians well if you look at if you look at the basic geometry and mathematics you would think that it would be about 29 shorter 29 shorter in terms of the walk and it would be about two-thirds quicker in terms of the weight but yep you go up to the light you have to wait for the light you know i’ll tell you what i felt i felt annoyed because he was directing me press the button she kept going to the wrong corner the wrong that’s what i felt was just annoying because i’m also freezing and go to the that’s what i thought i didn’t feel any time saving or whatever but well we’ll see what happens we don’t know if the uh the how long the test is gonna last no i would think maybe through this year i don’t know it’s been going on for a few months now it’s kind of cool and uh you know we are keeping up with uh keeping up with the time yes moving forward into 2020 in the 2020s the traffic control tests and traffic calming if you haven’t seen our traffic calming video traffic we should check out our traffic into trash a lot of things a lot of things have been cool yeah where can they find you my life you can find me at prescottpicklelady.com 713-302-1964 you can check out our seller’s site we sell prescott.com you also find a link on our regular site prescott piccolo correct so we’re all there me randall we’re here to serve you help you find your perfect place here in prescott absolutely and happy holidays and save some time cut corners cut corners but in a safe and effective way i’ll cut corners where are you going to hurt yourself please corners on whiskey right absolutely all right next time have a wonderful day bye
Prescott is Holiday Central these days – with plenty of lights, charm, special events… and wonderful music. In this episode, the Pickle Lady covers Prescott’s 30+ year tradition of Acker Night, our historic Elk’s Theater, the Rat Pack Christmas, and Prescott’s very own musical treasure: Esteban, the world-famous Spanish-style classical guitarist. Plus, we wear exceptionally ugly sweaters.
hello hello hello hey peeps i don’t know if you can recognize us because right now we’re kind of christmas elves yeah but this is diane bro and my better half randall bro correct and part of the pickle lady brigade so cheers to that here’s that so we wanted you to see our new christmas sweater and all of its glory couldn’t be more thrilled he very happy you’re thrilled with this woman’s sweater that you bought you should wear it proudly say i even have pom-pom you have a pom-pom too i’m channeling my yeah but anyway or something so we are very excited we can take the hoods off because it’s getting a little hot but anyway we are very excited tonight or this evening to talk we’re in front of the old our own christmas tree fireplace and this is in the air yeah a little brown wine here he has brown wine i have real one but we are super excited to be here this evening to talk about what is it randall bro christmas and prescott christmas impressions particularly christmas music yes we should have someone in the background huh yeah but that’s all right just pretend that we’re humming something or snoopy’s charlie brown or something like that but anyway um as you know i think we’ve mentioned this before prescott is called arizona’s christmas city that’s right it is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous guys come here plan a visit now the lights were just the whole town square lit up officially on december 7th that’s right all around the courthouse it’s like the first saturday of december yeah i do it i think and it’s over a hundred thousand likes i mean you’ll feel like you’re you know back and you know you’re in some hallmark movie yeah some christmas hallmark movie absolutely beautiful it’s beautiful absolutely but besides that christmas is a beautiful time to come here the elks theater um has a lot of special christmas shows yeah it’s a big time for music here in prescott what with the elks theater uh but before the else theater gets into christmas mode we have acronite so somebody had another first yeah so akronite was named after this guy james zacker he was a philanthropist had nothing to do with establishing acronym he was just such a nice guy they named it after him huge philanthropist yeah beautiful they’ve been doing action right now for over 30 years right and uh a lot of the businesses in the downtown area participate uh they will open shop at at night right and so they start like for instance this week it’ll be this friday they only do it one night and it’s a huge charitable fundraiser yeah and so actually it’s tonight because by the time they see this oh you’re right we’re gonna pretend yeah but pretend we’ll protect this uh tomorrow night though we will be there we’re very excited yeah we’re we’ll go and so all of the little shops around the immediate square and and the outskirts of it will stay open extra late normally they close a little earlier they stay open late they have some uh some of them have hors d’oeuvres and little you know some wine but they all have musicians local musicians that will come in and perform all kinds of stuff i mean any kind of music you can think of will be represented there and uh it’s it’s free but they do ask for donations right and the donations go to the musicians correct so i’m not sure what the it’s for the arts musicians need you know instruments and right music lessons and those sheets of paper with those squiggly symbols on them and those kinds of things so it’s a you know i do fundraiser for the owner for music yes and so it’s a great time to go enjoy the square and all of its beauty and all the lights and get to go to all these different little shops yep and um there’s a lot of art galleries along the square too and it’s all sort of like mint cider yeah all that kind of stuff it’s a big social event it’s a big event here in prescott and um it’s you this year it will be december 13th they hold it once a year it’s just a lot of fun it is it is and we enjoy it and it’s not trying to get up that’s the start of our weekend because after that we’re going to hit elk’s theater we are hitting hard this weekend we are partying partying pretty hard yes the holidays are started yeah first we had some lovely neighbors who had our little supper club and they had a little uh winter christmas dinner yeah yeah we just got fished a little christmas so that was fun that was the start of it so thank you to the churchill to the church yeah and then uh this friday night we’re going to akron as we said yeah and then uh saturday night we’re going to the elks to see the rat pack so it’s uh in person yeah yeah frank sinatra and dean martin and sammy davis and whoever the fourth guy is correct and they’re gonna be singing some of the oldie peter lawford you never get it right peter lawford no you said chris lawford and then i changed it and then i changed it as long as you got it right now i got it right it’s all that matters so now the the the impersonators do the right pack and then for christmas so it’d be kind of like a big they’re uh send off to uh their old vegas uh yeah christmas shows so we’re excited about that we’re going with some friends to that having a little bite to eat before yeah and going to the rat pack christmas at the outset yeah theater itself is gorgeous it’s a old historic landmark uh it’s really refurbished it’s just one of those old school small town theaters uh just just beautiful uh the iconic elk on top of it yeah gigantic very large gigantic elk on top of the yeah yeah it’s on top of the building what do you think that is what do you think it’s made out of something adorable it’s not made of elk no it’s not it’s not taxidermied yeah no yeah it’s like some kind of bronze bronze that’s what it is i think it’s one of those metals but yeah one of those hardcore that can survive for many years yeah who knows i don’t know it’s pretty cool yeah and then on sunday so this is what i’m saying the bros are having fun i’m telling you we’re out here we’re gonna wear our christmas sweaters we’re out here enjoying what this great city has to offer during during the christmas month during the holidays and it’s all about music this weekend yes music so sunday we’re going to see esteban classical guitarist spanish style classical guitarist he’s amazing uh studied under segovia and he is he is a treasure and we have him he lives here in president he lives here in prescott yeah it’s super super cool a treasure yeah so he did a great concert uh for mother’s day and now he’s doing a christmas concert so so we are super psyched about that we’re going to enjoy that yeah absolutely so we’re kicking off our holidays in good form we’ve been working hard super hard this week this year it’s been crazy lots of people are still coming in yeah hey we’ll work with you we’ll show you whatever you need to see yeah whatever you need to say we’ll bring you mult cider and we’ll sing a christmas tune correct take you to go see houses no problem we’re working whether it’s been nice and crisp really fun it’s been beautiful yeah if you haven’t it’s good oh real really cheers life is good life is good if you haven’t decided on prescott yet you’re still considering all those other god forsaken places that people retire to besides our little town that will never rate us we’re never going to rape but we’re partial come during the holiday season and this town will win your heart yes absolutely absolutely wonderful what’s sad what’s that right now we’re out of the spirit of christmases don’t grab your boobs wow i’m not sure which one of these is my group one of them is my navel i think i don’t know but yeah if this town at christmas doesn’t capture your heart and make you you’re a grinch yeah you’re a great you are officially a grinch no doubt about it you’re missing out on having a great life here in prescott just for the christmas season alone or the holiday season just the right pack that’s it’s not too late to come in for a little holiday visit not too late yes well cheers cheers and happy holidays to you happy holidays to you you look very handsome and you’re yeah this is me at my best this is okay if you guys need anything if you’re coming in town and you’re like hey you know we came in for your holiday visit on your suggestion but maybe we want to see a couple of houses hey give us a call we’ll be happy to take you out have a fun day um so call me at you’ll find 713-302-1964 links to our relocation center if you’re looking to relocate that’s a good place to go and get lots of good information correct we sell prescott we sell presskit which is our site for sellers so if you’re correct thinking about selling your home and need some help we’d be glad to help you you can find more information at we sell press kit.com yes or go to prescott picklelady.com you’ll find a link all of it all of it’s there it’s a huge wealth of information it’s a it’s all mixed in it’s all interconnected that we like part of the big plan correct that we like to share with you there you go there you go all right so that is all all right we’re here to help you all right thanks bye hey frankie you said you would do yours you sweet girl
Prescott is destined to be a big renovation town, and right now this movement is starting to kick into gear. The Pickle Lady explains how buyers and sellers might want to consider this option and how to minimize risk and hassle associated with it.
hey guys hey peeps how’s it going today i think it’s going pretty well what about you good yeah very good this is the pickle lady my name is randy yeah i can introduce myself you don’t have to introduce me every time i feel like i should but that’s okay i like to demonstrate that i can do it from time to time we got a little uh construction noise behind us we are discussing renovations here in preston aaron prescott because like behind us they’re starting to renovate this old home this is a really cool area in prescott um and it’s the original prescott township yep yep and they’ve got some pretty cool homes here yeah so you kind of pan around a home next door here these are the old classic homes uh a lot of them are 100 years old and more historic register and all that and oddly enough some of them are a bit out of date and worn out so they need to be renovated so some people are snatching them up and restoring them to their former glory a little bit what we wanted to talk about was there are a lot of homes that are maybe built in the 80s and 90s that were great then um what we’re starting to see is this is a good time to buy those yeah and gut them and get them up to date and get some great buys some great buys that way yeah the the price points here in prescott are just now kind of getting to the point where you have enough room to do that you know you’ve got a home that’s uh you buy it for let’s say 600 000 there’s room to put in you know 100 200 000 and you still haven’t priced yourself right out of the market because homes in the neighborhood sell for seven so a lot of a lot of sections like the ranch and haciampa you can get a home maybe that was built in the 90s he’s our little he’s our buddy he’s our fan you can get in those areas for much cheaper prices and renovate and then still took quite a bit of appreciation yeah come out ahead of the what’s happening game getting a little landlocked uh prescott valley of course no yeah yeah a lot more land out that way but but prescott not so much there’s a lot of the uh the best locations already taken they already have homes there right and so renovation is uh kind of part of the game and some of the some of some homes have stunning gorgeous views the lots are already taken the homes were built maybe in the 80s and 90s and but you can’t beat those views right nor can you find those lots available hardly to bot to build yep so think about that think about buying one of these older homes and just gutting it and starting over it but you will be capturing an amazing view yes yeah the other thing about renovation particularly if you’re out of town is obviously you’re taking on a kind of a project management thing you gotta oversee the whole process and uh just to let you know we can help you with that and find you contractors to do that kind of thing um also too as a did your voice just yeah i’m going through the change i think uh also cold weather okay all right get it together also too you can also get some loans with uh construction yeah construction loans the renovations built included in your mortgage yeah it’s all one-stop shopping yes and you don’t want a dilly dally you want to plan the thing well uh there’s new technology now where you can do the renovation virtually to make sure you know exactly what you want what kind of finishes and everything else you can get uh very precise quotes to make sure you know exactly how much everything’s going to cost and and we can help you with that process if that’s something you’re interested in doing or if you are a seller and your home needs renovation we can help you market that and demonstrate to buyers different options for how they might go about remodeling your house and what it’ll look like afterwards without you spending any money uh uh betting that someone’s gonna like the finishes that you picked up i just think it’s super cool now that they actually have [Music] someone has a big truck trying to prove something through something but anyway what i think is really cool and i wish you know some of these products were not available just then but when we were buying right now they are yeah you can get a great renovation mortgage wrapped all up in one so you know because at first you’re like how will i find a hundred thousand dollars you know you can have it all wrapped up in one product yeah and make all the changes necessary that you need for your new dream house yep your new old dream house that’s right right that’s right so keep that in mind if you are looking at some of these houses and like oh geez i don’t know if i want to do all that maybe you do because you might capture some stunning views a great location um that kind of might not be available anymore lot wise yeah that’s right find it that’s right so you want to discuss it we’ll be glad to discuss it with you yes uh so you can find us at uh preschoolpicklelady.com we have contact information there or you can reach us at 713-302-1964 it is the prescott pickle lady hotline and we’ll be glad to talk to you about uh whether you’re interested in buying or selling a house that needs remodeling we would love to help you absolutely all right give us a call or you can go to we sell press kit we sell presskit.com if you are looking to sell your home that’s our site that’s dedicated to listers and uh we’ll be glad to help you there too yeah so it’s a great day and uh happy to talk to you absolutely to youtube randall nice to chat with you you make fun of my voice well besides that part that’s what you lose but that was just fun yeah all right i like to bring a little levity yeah to our discussions and a little anguish for randall it all works yeah i think it works yeah mostly for you it worked very well for me yeah all right everybody have a great day and give us a call if you want to talk about renault yep absolutely talk to you guys later