The increase in bankruptcies and closing of several major Tucson retailers have a shakeout effect. Less options.
The closing of landmark Tucson merchants- Linens & Things, Mervyn's, American Home Furnishings, Shoe Pavillion, Whitehills Jewelry and dozens of smaller locally owned businesses- are changing Tucson's market landscape.
But, Tucson shopping is expected to improve as more franchises and major retailers make their stake in the Old Pueblo. All of the major Tucson malls have a with dozens of screens.
Tucson shopping still expanding- slowly. Shopping centers in Tucson, Arizona are still growing despite, even with the economic downturn and recovery.
The Tucson valley is now home to more than one million residents. This magic number becomes a target for higher tier merchants who avoid smaller markets.
Even with the economic slowdown, major companies have been keeping their eyes on Tucson. Expect to see more large, empty department stores to eventually fill with some of the nations prime retailers.
Midtown Campbell and Glenn shopping stip recently added a Five Guys Hamburgers, Ross and Staples in a major makeover.
The eastside Park Place (previously known as Park Mall) has added a dozen new restaurants and stores.
Driving to the malls and shopping centers through Tucson's crowded streets can be a detour to many Tucson shoppers. Shop online with the same stores and get perks such as free delivery or site-to-store delivery, like Walmart.
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Tucson Shopping Map & Events
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Tucson Shopping Locations
7401 N. La Cholla at Ina Rd., 520-742-7191
Far northwest side mall with mix of over 80 retail stores, restaurants, and a movie cineplex with 15 screens. See more details about Foothills Mall.
2905 E. Skyline Drive, 520-299-3556
Northside outdoor specialty shopping center. See more details and get map of La Encantada.
St. Philip's Plaza, Corner of Campbell and River Roads
Tucson Mall 4500 N. Oracle, 293-7330. The Tucson Mall is undergoing an expansion after the demolition of the former Macy's building. Recently, the northside mall opened a dozen new stores and restaurants. See more about Tucson Mall.
Tucson Marana Spectrum
1.8 million square feet of shopping space, near I-10.
Crossroads Festival Shopping Plaza, Grant and Swan. Includes a movie theatre, Fry's Market, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and over two dozen other stores. Buddy's Grill has closed.
El Con Mall, Broadway/between Alvernon and Country Club, 327-8767. The perpetually evolving El Con Mall has added an In and Out Burger, OfficeDepot, Ross, Burlington Factory Store and several more planned stores. Upscale stores are still moving into town show Tucson's resilient economy.
El Con is planned for a major renovation. Most of the present standing mall will be razed for a new complex. Wal-Mart has planned a store on the mall's westside.
Plaza Palomino, Corner of Swan and Ft. Lowell Roads
The Plaza/Williams Centre, 5340 E. Broadway Blvd
La Plaza Shoppes, 6530 E. Tanque Verde
5870 E. Broadway, 748-1222
Eastside located mall features Dillards, Macy's, Sears, 160 specialty shops, a 20-screen movie theater, and children’s play area.
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Continental Ranch Shopping Center 7850 N Silverbell Rd
Downtown Tucson stores
Fourth Avenue area, between 9th Street and University Blvd.
Sixth Street Merchants, 6th St. south of UA campus
Tucson Spectrum Mall
Southwest corner of I-19 and Irvington Rd. Currently: Home Depot, Target, Office Max, Ross Dress for Less, Food City, Olive Garden, Starbucks, PetSmart, Marshalls, The Harkins Spectrum Theater and other stores. Coming: Best Buy, 18-screen movie theater (May 2008), J.C. Penny, Lane Bryant, Shoe Pavillion, Sports Authority (Fall 2008). Others to come Old Navy , Bed, Bath & Beyond, Applebee's.
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