Jean-Marie Bellington of Tri-City Property Management and the LazyG Brewhouse: Balancing an Established Business with the Start of a New Venture
By Tara Fort
When Jean-Marie Bellington and her husband Jim began searching for the perfect place to live in 2007, they had no idea their purchase of a commercial business in Prescott would lead to what has quickly become a rejuvenated spot for locals and visitors. At the time, Bellington says they “jumped at the chance” to purchase the LazyG Trailer Park which they operated until Spring 2018. Now, the LazyG Brewhouse—a modernized building with trendy features designed for comfort and camaraderie—occupies that space. Says Bellington, “The trailer park began in 1945 and we decided to allow its name to live on through the Brewhouse. Our logo depicts the vintage trailer located in the recreation area of the Brewhouse affectionally called ‘The Park’.”
Bellington, President of Tri-City Property Management (TCPM), an HOA management company with locations across the state including Prescott, is an active member of organizations that support her passions. She co-founded the Arizona Association of Community Managers, and enjoys membership in the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, the Brewers Association and the Pink Boots Society—an organization for women in brewing. While dividing her time between managing TCPM and the LazyG Brewhouse, Bellington is energized with the unfolding of this new chapter as she and her husband find themselves contributing to a wildly popular industry punctuated by continued growth and evolution.
Bellington says, “We have always loved Prescott, and I have family who have lived here for many years. We wanted to ensure that we gave back to the community when we built the LazyG Brewhouse from the ground up by repurposing some of the original items.” To minimize landfill waste, the Bellingtons donated the duplex originally on the trailer park property (ca. 1940)—a photo the duplex passing the Prescott Courthouse during the middle of the night hangs on one of the Brewhouse walls. Bellington adds, “We are so excited to share what is unique about the LazyG! Our brewery is the full package. We have a full kitchen, indoor and outdoor seating, a family- and dog-friendly outdoor area with games, picnic tables and Adirondack chairs.” In addition to the Bellingtons, their culinary staff features Chef Jeff Myers and Brewmaster Travis Smith, a recognized brewer and international beer judge.
While any startup can be challenging, yet gratifying, Bellington cites the warm welcome received during the early days of construction and adds, “We wanted to create a place where everyone feels comfortable and at home, and we have been gifted with such support as we pursued our dream of building this business. That makes us think far less about the challenges that come with opening a brewery!”
For more information about the LazyG Brewhouse, follow LazyGBrewhouse on Facebook, or stop by the brewery located at 220 West Leroux Street off South Montezuma. For more information about Tri-City Property Management, visit TCPM.net or their Prescott office at 302 W. Willis Street, Suite 101.