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Re: “Clues Unlimited

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!!!

Posted by monroeboy26 on 06/23/2009 at 2:02 PM

Re: “CrossFit Works

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.

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Posted by soulseros on 05/29/2009 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Bluemercury

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!!!

Posted by hillyblip on 05/17/2009 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Cat Mountain Station

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.

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Posted by Enola on 04/10/2009 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Mescal

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 ( 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 !

Posted by Deacon Drawdy on 03/31/2009 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Eastern Hills Pool

This pool is great! Grassy area and tables with shade! Love it!

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Re: “Slide The City

Was very fun, parking, registration and organization was well done. Our particular slide had good momentum for about two thirds of the slide. Many smaller children were unable to get any speed at all and had to be pushed by parents. There should have been more advertising of the event because not only did my co-workers not hear about it, I was talking to a mother spectator that just found out about it by driving by.

Posted by Dee Thomsen on 04/30/2016 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Sonoran Science Academy Elementary School

Great teachers and compassionate, intelligent administration. Beautiful grounds and safe environment for students!

Posted by Gigi Plowman on 04/15/2015 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Bookmans

Always has been good to me!

Posted by Ronni on 02/21/2015 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Skate Country

Skate Country is a great to place to hang out with friends and family! The staff are polite and helpful, even if you have no clue what you're doing (like me).

Posted by Wren on 10/29/2014 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Bookmans

Best thing about this Bookmans is the vast selection and funky staff. Plus you can go next door to get coffee, sandwiches, and/or a chocolate to die for cake. There is also wifi, so why not? Of course you're not going to get many new releases here, but you can always trade them in here. And since I'm an audiobook fan, let me put in a plug for those who have yet to try them. This is a good place to find some classics and full cast audiobooks for car and home. Once you're hooked, you'll be downloading them regularly. --J.L.

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Posted by audiobookreviewer on 03/02/2011 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Buffalo Exchange

There's a hipster feel to all of the Buffalo Exchanges, but this is my favorite location and the staff location have always been really friendly to me. Regardless, there are amazing finds here with even more incredible prices, and everything is in good shape--this is no tatty, frumpy thrift store. It's also nice to be able to make a few bucks by selling them clothes you no longer wear, though they're pretty picky about what they'll buy (which makes sense; if they bought crap they'd sell crap). It's a great place to jazz up the wardrobe without spending much.

Posted by SEA on 09/16/2010 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Golf Links Sports Park

Well maintained with a supportive and helpful on site staff, clean bathrooms and nice grass. The Ramadas have electricity and the fields can be lit at night. Sometimes a few to many soccer teams, but overall an excellent and not overly used location

Posted by t3 on 04/05/2010 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Old Town Artisans Courtyard

The best secret in Tucson

Posted by amw on 04/04/2010 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Sentinel Peak ("A" Mountain)

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...

Posted by sbtucson on 04/08/2009 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Udall Park

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!

Posted by sbtucson on 04/08/2009 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Tucson Botanical Gardens

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

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Posted by Adam Borowitz on 03/31/2009 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Magic Tower Games

I was there the day Joe Pinkley is referring to in his post. Joe came in signed up for the tournament that was being held, asked about a card price and then sat down at a table probably to construct his deck. The owner then came up and asked if he wanted the card and did throw a fit when Joe said he wasn't going to purchase the card. (which was under $5) The owner must of had a rough day or something because I have been there multiple times and although he was never the most pleasant person he certainly was never like that.

Posted by MTGPROOOO on 07/25/2013 at 10:34 AM

Re: “AJ's Fine Foods

Hmmm. Could have been a wonderful experience but too much crammed into too little space. A little too aggressive selling wine and the aisles are a bit narrow. Variety is okay but not everything is of the best quality, i mean c’m if you’re gonna sell truffle oil couldn’t you have chosen a good one?
Meat department shines but all their pork has been brines but if you like spending money on salt water, go for it. BUT, too much of the meat is dry packed disallowing any real butchering or options with regard to fat - the main component of flavor in meat. They try but they just don’t have the goods. Now that there is a REAL Whole Foods in town they will need to pick up their game.
There ARE independent butchers and fishmongers in town that put this place to shame.
Their produce is well waxed and geometrically piled but has very little variety. Where exactly do I find Escarole or Rapini?
Too bad one can not award half stars because it honestly only deserves two and a half from me.

Posted by CambridgeRon on 02/09/2013 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Hacienda del Sol

I was at HDS a month ago, and it was like losing an old friend. The Grill had always been one of my favorites, true unaffected Arizona style, comfortable setting, good food. A place to relax with family and friends. It has changed for the worse. Now there is an amuse bouche, how un-western can you get and little cups of chocolate. The service which used to be quiet and unassuming, now is trying to be like New York. Pretentious and overbearing. I will say the steak was perfection, so all is not lost. However, the other diners reported they were not so lucky and much of the dinner went uneaten.

Posted by Scarpia, B on 02/20/2010 at 12:20 PM

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