This place is a treat to behold. Whether you bring something home or not, both of their locations are sources of inspiration, and it goes without saying that the ladies who run Bon are quite inspiring and beautiful themselves! One of my favorite places to go when I can't seem to get out of a rut. Thank you Bon!
I give this chain music store 3 stars out of 5 based on selection alone. GC has tried to adopt a retail-like store mentality lately. They are attempting to due away with bargaining which helped to make them a viable choice for the savvy musician. Now they attempt to lock prices on you and try to sell you items at around 20% off retail. By the way, a top Gibson electric is marked up no less than 60%. Hear that? 60 plus percent! Boss effects? Huge markups folks. So what is a good deal on say a Les Paul or an American made Strat? Not 20-25% off! Shoot for close to 40% or walk. CG can more than afford to make such deals when they want because, for one, they buy in huge volume. Moreover, they make their poor sales people work five to six 10 hour days work for peanuts.
Bid deal. The TBG is a great disappointment to me. The one thing we have a lot of in Tucson is dessert and this little patch of botanical garden isn't much. The desert gardens in places as different as Phoenix and Monaco are much more interesting and provide better sights. The book store is miniscule and the members don't get a discount on books.
What a Great Store! It is A Mystery Bookstore with Every Kind of Mystery You Would Ever Need. And if They Dont Have it, They Will Get It... Even Non-Mystery! Thumbs Up To Clues Unlimited!!!
Excellent class! Outstanding instruction! Call CrossFit Works to reserve your spot since class size is limited: 623-6200. June 6th is actually a 3 hour workshop from 10:45am-1:45pm, cost $50.
These guys are the best old time jazz band we have heard in a long time. What fun!!
I love this place. The girls that work there are so helpful and really listened to my needs and concerns. I was ready to buy yest so they sampled everything I was interested in. They even wrote directions on the order of use. They also have a spa that I can't wait to try!!!
Sounds like a great time... Hope to continue to hear more blues in this city too and seems a few of your upcoming groups have it!
Cat Mountain Station is really unusual. If you don’t live in the SW part of town you may think it is out of the way, but once you have been there you will go back again and again. One of the major draws is Coyote Pause Café, which is getting rave reviews from local papers (including The Weekly) and whose loyal following seems to be growing. At any rate, they keep getting busier every time I go there! Fortunately the highly professional staff always stays on top of things, and does it with style and a smile.
The really entertaining place to visit is Cat Mountain Emporium. This is the largest resale/consignment store in this part of town, and you literally never know what you might find there next. Among the things I have seen for sale there: an antique Grandfather clock, Native American turquoise and silver jewelry, John Wayne collectables, a brand-new cowboy hat that fit perfectly for half the price I’d have paid anywhere else, and a great selection of hand woven Mexican blankets and rugs. They carry old kitchen utensils, linens, cowboy boots, furniture, and an amazing selection of jewelry. Just walking around this store is an hour’s entertainment.
There’s also a frame shop and gallery, an art gallery, a hand-made furniture shop, a bead store, and I hear a rumor that there is soon to be a store specializing in Native American arts, crafts, and music.
This place makes a great stop to take visitors if you are headed to the Desert Museum or Old Tucson, because it’s just down the road from those places. But it really makes a destination of its own, because you could spend a whole day there and really enjoy it. They have Art and Craft Fairs during the tourist season as well, and the setting and landscaping is so beautiful that it has recently been chosen to host a wedding. The whole station is open every day but Monday; individual shop hours vary.
Been a while since I saw Tucson from A Mountain -- lots of memories there. Glad it's clean up and somewhat gang free... Hope it stays that way. Nice place to remind us why we live here...
Want a quiet place to get lost? Want to go for a walk? Run an outdoor track? Run and indoor track. Watch some GREAT inspired little leaguers have a blast? Take your dog for a (confined) run? Try great snack bar food at the SCLL Snack bar? I love this park -- it's eastside -- it clean (usually -- I pick up trash when I walk) and the people are nice. Tennis courts are nice -- basketball indoors -- lotsa desert to go pray for a while... See you there!
It's now going on 15 years since I step foot across the Arizona New Mexico border on my way to the fabled town of ...Tombstone.
You might be wondering what the heck Tombstone has got to do with "Mescal" So if you really asked yourself that you might want to go back. Mescal is the magical place where the Cult Classic "Tombstone" was filmed.
My brother and I own the number one website (www.tombstone.org) in the world for everything TOMBSTONE ! A day doesn't go by that someone from Germany, Japan, or Cincinnati doesn't ask us where the movie was filmed. With respect and child like excitement we say MESCAL. NUFF SAID GO SEE IT !
It's easy to forget you're in the desert at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Also the best place in town to get gardening ideas and inspiration. I especially dig the historic photos of the Porter family that owned the property and built many of the existing buildings in the 1920s and 1930s
Plus, during the summer, nothing beats walking into the large "cooler" room with all those great veggies.
Going to the 17th Street Market is how I turn a mundane grocery trip into a mini-adventure. Oddities and commodities all under one roof, a great selection of organics, a gargantuan selection of Ramen-style noodles and rocking live music on Saturdays. What's to want for?
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