Back in Business: Hotel Congress & Cup Cafe to reopen

The cultural hub will once again serve the community

Downtown’s historic establishment is ready to let the good times roll.

After months of anticipation, Hotel Congress and Cup Cafe are excited to be reopening their doors on Thursday, October 1.

Hotel Congress

Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress on Facebook

“As stewards and caretakers of the Historic Hotel Congress for the past 36 years, our family is thrilled to reopen,” said Hotel Congress owners, Shana and Richard Oseran.

Back in July, the hotel closed its doors because of a spike in COVID-19 cases, but used the time to make changes to historic building — Cup Cafe as well. The cafe’s dining room has been rearranged to entertain the required social distancing measures.

Cup Cafe patio (Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress)

Cup Cafe patio (Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress)

You’ll notice some changes on the patio, too, with a lower occupancy number, but live music is indeed returning to the outdoors of the premises.

“Our loyal customers, faithful employees, and the entire Tucson community, we have missed you all and can’t wait to see you again very soon,” said the Oserans. “Every city and every neighborhood loses an essential part of itself when local history and culture are lost.”

For those itchin’ to get out, there’s a growing list of events popping up on the calendar.

Hotel Congress is located at 311 E. Congress St. For more information, call (520) 622-8848 or visit

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