Our opinion: Downtown has a new hot spotby Tucson Citizen on Apr. 18, 2009, under Opinion
Recent news about downtown Tucson has ranged from uncertain to grim. But there are bright signs, and one of the brightest is Maynards Market.
The market in the Historic Depot, 400 E. Toole Ave., is a project of Hotel Congress owners Shana and Richard Oseran. They also own Maynards Kitchen, a restaurant in the depot.
Maynards Market has been open for only two months but has developed a loyal customer base. Shoppers come for the local products that are carried.
“People are really yearning for something to happen downtown,” Shana Oseran said this week.
Indeed they are. And that gives downtown redevelopment efforts a built-in fan base. Maynards is showing that downtown is happening.