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Downtown Lowdown

The DL: An easy way to enhance public space

As the streetcar continues testing up and down its 3.9-mile route, urban planners are thinking about the role of multimodal transit in Downtown Tucson. While multimodal transit may sound rather dull, it is anything but. Incorporating public, bike and pedestrian transit in an urban core is essential to creating a vibrant public space. Saturday's Park(ing) Day will encourage those connections.... Read more»0

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The DL: All Souls set to roll, walk, dance through 24th procession

The All Souls Procession enters its 24th year on Sunday. This grassroots event that started with just a few participants has grown into one of Tucson's most popular events, attracting tens of thousands of people each year. ... Read more»0

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The DL: Tucson meets itself on weekend packed with events

Tucson has often found its self with an identity crisis. We've looked to cities like Portland and Austin and tried to find some tips and tricks to follow. There's nothing wrong with that. But we may have overlooked what has always made us great. We don't need to be like any other place in order to thrive. We're finding that being Tucson, as quirky as we can be, is good enough. ... Read more»0

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The DL: Downtown a hub of good works

Downtown comes together for good causes.... Read more»0

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The DL: Tucson awash with new downtown biz

New investment finds a home downtown: A new wine bar is opening in downtown. No, not Good Oak Bar; that opened at the beginning of the month. This newest place is Unplugged, opening Saturday 118 E. Congress, joining the more than 150 new businesses that have opened downtown in the last 60 months. ... Read more»0

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The DL: Streetcar nearly ready to roll

Tucsonans had our first chance to view the first vehicle of our new streetcar system on Friday at the dedication of the facility that will provide the storage and maintenance of the vehicles. ... Read more»1

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The DL: City center to simmer with Labor Day fun

If you're staying in town this holiday weekend, Downtown has plenty to keep you entertained, with food, music and more on the books. You'd have to work hard to not find something to enjoy over Labor Day.... Read more»0

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The DL: Toasting the Downtown food scene

Downtown Tucson is becoming a heaven for diners craving creative restaurants. The newest addition to the scene, St. House, focuses on rum beverages and food from the rum-producing regions of the world.... Read more»0

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The DL: Celebrate Tucson's 238th!

Every 2nd Saturday provides plenty of free fun and entertainment, with music filling the streets and the scent of food wafting through the air. What's really special this month is a gigantic celebration of Tucson's 238th birthday.... Read more»0

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The DL: Special events on march Downtown

Event planners from throughout the region will meet this weekend at the second annual Festival Event Association of Tucson and Southern Arizona (FeatsAZ) conference. The gathering is a place for vendors, event professionals, venues, local businesses and performers to share ideas and best practices.... Read more»0

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The DL: Local retail showcases Tucson's sense of place

One of the things that I have long loved about Tucson is the people. We are blessed with incredibly talented people, people dedicated to their community, and some just plain weird people. Tucson has an amazing soul, unlike anything I've seen in other cities, and it defines us.... Read more»0

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The DL: Tucson's soul seen in Downtown heart

Downtowns are often thought of as the heart of a city, the place where people gather together to create and share experiences. This has always been true for some of us with Tucson's Downtown, and more and more people are starting to take part in it.... Read more»0

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The DL: No slowdown in Downtown doings

Naturally, there are not too many major events in July or August. That's what makes 2nd Saturdays so special during the sizzling summer months. When the heat peaks, there is nothing like a gigantic (and free) urban street festival after the sun sets to bring people out of their cool hiding spots and out onto the streets of Tucson.... Read more»1

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The DL: Spark up your Fourth with a visit Downtown

It's July 4th, and you know what that means: barbeques, beer, and - most importantly - fireworks! The 17th annual A Mountain fireworks celebration will take place Thursday and downtown Tucson is ready to provide you with the full experience.... Read more»0

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The DL: No matter your style, Downtown has something to suit

Downtown Tucson is well known as a hot spot for entertainment and excellent dining, but it also has a lively retail and shopping scene. Dozens of locally-owned shops dot the landscape, providing goods that can't be found anywhere else in town. Plus, weekend events listings.... Read more»0

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The DL: A flood of Downtown events

While new buildings and businesses may be springing up Downtown, Tucson's past never goes out of season. One reflection of our heritage will be held Monday, as the Dia de San Juan Fiesta seeks to call forth the monsoon rains. Plus, a listing of great weekend events.... Read more»0

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