Former Zee’s Warehouse SOLD at Auction!by Charles Spillar on Nov. 06, 2009, under arts, Tucson Art
The former Zee’s Warehouse located at 1 E. Toole Ave. (Stone/E. Toole) was auctioned off the morning of November 6 by the Arizona Department of Transportation. The former occupant Zee was forced out in late 2007 due to safety issues at the historic building.
For several years the City of Tucson has made gestures to help save the historic warehouse district by trading ADOT for city owned property which would have included 1 E. Toole. Anyone knowing anything about the arts district in Tucson knows the City talks more about preserving the arts district than actually doing any positive action. With the present economic situation they perhaps have an excuse for not implementing their Master Plan created by the city over 5 years ago.
At this mornings auction there were three bidders. The starting price was $165,000 and the final selling price was $252,000 offered by Patricia Schwabe of Peach Properties. Peach Properties has a good reputation for supporting the arts district and owns several art related properties in the area.