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There's a lengthy history behind the boxcars that pop with color and sit on city-owned prope…
Vacant commercial property is quite plentiful in the Tucson area. Point in any direction and you're likely to find a parcel . . . or six. But how about one placed firmly along the freeway, which comes complete with its own 100-foot-tall circular sign that can be seen for blocks, and dates back to a long-gone tenant? Those are a little harder to come by.
Walk or drive along the north side of East Pima Street, just west of North Craycroft Road, and here's what you're likely to see: Lizards. Lizards. And more lizards. We're not talking about living reptiles. These are fanciful lizards - at least eight of them, made of welded steel and perched on boulders in front of a row of shops and businesses.