One of the major complaints I hear most from people living in Downtown Tucson is the lack of a grocery store. That should all change come December when Paul Cisek and Ron Abbott, the former and current owners of Rincon Market – which has been closed since a July 2013 fire – plan to open Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market. It will be the first time in over 40 years that downtown has seen a full service grocery store.
What you need to know:
- 6,000 square foot space in former Beowulf Theatre will become Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market at 11 S. 6th Ave
- First full service market downtown since 1972
- Will cost owners $800k to $1m to build out
- Market will include a salad bar, cafe, bakery, fresh fish, and groceries
- Possible partnership with Basha’s
- Will include bicycle delivery service
- Name is a homage to Tucson icon, Johnny Gibson
For more info, or to keep up with their progress, follow Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market on Facebook.