The long blast of train horns may soon be history in the heart of the Old Pueblo.
Construction crews tear up asphalt for streetcar construction on East Broadway between Scott and Arizona avenues. Project manager Jesse Gutierrez, whose last day on the job is today, said Tuesday that he expects construction on Broadway to go "exceptionally fast."
The city of Tucson's streetcar construction chief is leaving for greener pastures.
Worker Abel Rascon, left, Mario Escalante and contractor Antonio Samaniego decide how the shelves will look. Escalante, with partner Derrick Williams, is opening VII Grand, a streetwear store for men. Escalante has known Williams since the basketball player was at the UA.
Motivation comes in many forms. For Mario Escalante, it came in the form of a close friend, NBA forward and former University of Arizona basketball player Derrick Williams.
The Chicago Store won first place in a downtown holiday window-decorating contest, featuring antique organs with instruments under the tree. Other windows featured musical instruments paired with holiday decor.
The second -place display at Hydra Leather and More, which featured "steampunk" fashions, has already been replaced by a display reflecting the 1940s and '50s.
The historic Chicago Store took first place in a downtown holiday window decorating contest with living room scenes showcasing pianos, organs, violins, upright basses, cellos and other instruments.
"Herbert," formerly the Armory Park Apartment complex, will consist of 450-square-foot studios and 600-square-foot, one-bedroom apartments. Common areas will feature an exercise facility and massage room. Rents have not been determined.
A former low-income apartment complex downtown is being renovated for its expected summer opening.
Tucsonans Beau Hintz, left, and Mike Gura raised nearly $38,000 through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to get their downtown business, the Public Brew House and Coffee shop, off the ground.
A new nanobrewery and specialty coffee shop will soon be a part of the downtown food-and-drink landscape thanks to a website where ordinary folks back creative projects.
Susan Ballesteros checks out a tray at Borderlands Trading Company, which sells Mexican-style furniture, arts and housewares. Owner Wes Baker said the store is moving this month after 21 years at its East Seventh Street location.
Borderlands Trading Company sells an array of Mexican arts and crafts, including this little ceramic critter. The store is moving to a location on North Oracle Road, citing difficult business conditions in the downtown area.
Borderlands Trading Company is packing up its downtown store on East Seventh Street and moving to North Oracle Road.
Melanie Cooley helps Kathie Jones with her headdress before a full-dress rehearsal for the All Souls Procession.
The annual All Souls Procession on Sunday is a moving tribute to departed friends and relatives.
ForsSHOP, a miniature retail store, is run by architect Sonya Sotinsky with help from her daughters, 12-year-old Siena Fuentevilla, left, and Ela Fuentevilla, 10. The shop is inspired by the kind of stores you'd find in modern-art museums.
At ForsSHOP, shelves are lined with retail products, including funky, fun gifts and housewares that sell for less than $50.
Great things often come in small packages.