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Plans for Sahuarita growth focus on land east of town

An area east of Sahuarita is the most likely to see significant growth, a planning team told the town’s Town Council this week.

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America's first chain store, F.W. Woolworth

America's first chain store, F.W. Woolworth

Former North Carolina A & T students, left to right, Joseph McNeill, David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Jibreel Khazan, are shown at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., Feb. 1, 1980, as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their historic sit-in. The four were not ser…

February 21, 2014 11:01 am
Tucson's Table Talk consolidating stores, changing owners

Tucson's Table Talk consolidating stores, changing owners

For nearly 38 years, Bob and Dale Mayerfeld have successfully run Table Talk, the popular home-specialty store known for its unique kitchen gadgets, rustic hardwood furniture and regional pieces, at various locations around Tucson.

February 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Auto sales spur Ariz. economic recovery

PHOENIX — Arizona’s economy continues to mend, spurred largely by a people buying cars and parts.

November 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Steller: Project too late to be downtown catalyst

Steller: Project too late to be downtown catalyst

The banner hanging on the side of the Bank One Annex building on East Congress says all you need to know about the renewed residential project planned for that empty downtown lot.

October 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Long-vacant downtown Tucson lot could see new life

Long-vacant downtown Tucson lot could see new life

A controversial dirt lot in downtown Tucson could finally see some long-anticipated construction now that lawsuits among the developer, city and Rio Nuevo Board are settled.

October 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Marana Marketplace adds two retailers and a spa

Conn’s, The Guitar Center and Massage Envy are coming to Marana Marketplace, on the southeast corner of Orange Grove and River Road.

October 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Plato's Closet opens on Tucson's east side

Plato's Closet opens on Tucson's east side

A second Plato’s Closet franchise has opened in Tucson to sell gently used, freshly laundered brand-name clothing.

September 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Steller: We want infill — until it's in our neighborhood

We want density and infill development in the Tucson area — all the plans, visions and town halls say so.

August 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Outdoor gear growing lighter

Outdoor gear growing lighter

People walk by the Sierra Design Backcountry Bed, Mobile Mummy and Backcountry Quilt display at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City. The world's largest trade show for outdoor gear is back in Salt Lake City for a four-day run.

August 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Outdoor gear growing lighter

Outdoor gear growing lighter

SALT LAKE CITY - It's a showcase of technology for everything from socks that can take a beating to water bottles equipped with battery-powered ultraviolet purifiers.

August 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Local company creating better hummingbird food

Local company creating better hummingbird food

Jon Friedman shows two sizes of a new hummingbird nectar introduced through his business, The Wild Bird Store, 3160 E. Fort Lowell Road. The goal of the new mix is to create a food source that won't harm the tiny birds.

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Local company creating better hummingbird food

Local company creating better hummingbird food

Hummingbird Market, a Tucson company that researches, formulates and manufactures hummingbird nectar, has released a new nectar that "more closely replicates the nectar from flowers."

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Trisports files for Chap. 11 bankruptcy protection

A local company that specializes in selling gear for triathletes is running under bankruptcy protection after its bank sued for repayment of $1.8 million in loans.

July 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
New UA biosciences park still seeking its 1st tenant

New UA biosciences park still seeking its 1st tenant

The University of Arizona's bioscience business park has yet to attract its first tenant, but the site's adjacent retail space is expanding.

June 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
New UA biosciences park still seeking its 1st tenant

New UA biosciences park still seeking its 1st tenant

Construction was underway last week on a retail building at The Tucson Marketplace at The Bridges, a mixed-used development that includes the University of Arizona Bioscience Park. The project is at East 36th Street and North Kino Parkway.

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Consider changing how you do business

The recession and slow recovery have hit small retail businesses hard, especially those that compete against big- box stores and those that offer discretionary retail items.

April 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona's jobless rate down slightly in February

PHOENIX — The state's jobless rate inched down just a bit last month amid weaker than expected showing in retail and health care employment.

March 28, 2013 12:58 pmLoading…
2 stores get surprise visit from the demolition crew

2 stores get surprise visit from the demolition crew

Susana Kopplin, an owner of Maya Palace, monitors the process of packing up the store and moving. She arrived Monday to find a demolition team at work just outside the store. The store must be out by tonight.

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2 stores get surprise visit from the demolition crew

2 stores get surprise visit from the demolition crew

The demolition team tears off the roof of a former El Charro Restaurant at El Mercado. The site eventually will have a CVS pharmacy, but two current businesses were surprised to find demolition already under way.

March 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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