Time Market owner Peter Wilke quietly purchased Sam Hughes neighborhood market Rincon Market on Wednesday of last week.
First things first — fishmonger extraordinaire Yuri Rabayev is staying. Also, Wilke plans to develop the meat and charcuterie program to a similar level.
While Wilke plans to bring Time Market's attention to detail and quality of curated goods, customers shouldn't expect a "Time Market II." Rincon Market is about 14,000 square feet, while Time Market is about a third of the space at roughly 4,000 square feet.
The market will feature organic and local produce, specialty groceries, fish, and meat. Additionally, customers can expect a quality coffee program and house-made pastries as some of the first noticeable changes, followed by a full specialty market and a comprehensive remake of the menu.
Last but not least, Wilke said Rincon will also have their own unique artisan bread program.
Since Rincon Market has been open a few years shy of a century (it opened in 1926), Wilke understands its value to the neighborhood.
"We plan to build on the great neighborhood support for Rincon Market," Wilke said. "It'll be a place for anyone who loves great food and beverages."
Rincon Market is located at 2513 E. 6th St. Changes have not yet been made to the Rincon Market website or social media, but look for updated information soon. More information about Time Market is available at timemarket.xyz.
Jackie Tran is a Tucson-based food writer, photographer, culinary educator, and owner-chef of the food truck Tran's Fats. Although he...