Mini Entertainment Mecca taking shape at Congress & Scott in Downtown Tucson
TUCSON, Arizona – A new Vintage Arcade will be coming this fall to 63 East Congress Street, at the northwest corner of Congress and Scott Avenue, in Downtown Tucson. EQ Scott and Congress, LLC of Scottsdale (Charles Duff, manager) bought the building for $2.2 million ($81.48 PSF).
The building had two existing tenants Jimmy Johns and Senae Thai Restaurant and Bar. Several unique features of the building include a rooftop constructed to add another floortop area and a 10,000-square-foot basement offering loads of possibilities.
The Arcade will occupy about 4,000-square-feet in the former Junxion space and is expected to open this fall. At the center of downtown restaurants, clubs, bars, and apartments, on the modern street car route and across Scott Avenue from the Pennington Parking Garage it’s in the center of downtown.
The buyer owns the popular Cobra Arcade Bar in Phoenix where they have compiled a “rad selection” of 40 vintage arcade games and a selection of 14 delicious beers on tap. Vintage arcade games such as Asteroids Deluxe, Battletoads, Centipede Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Gauntlet, Mario Bros, Ms. Pac-Man, and Street Fighter I, II & III, to name just a few.
This Downtown corner will soon become a mini entertainment mecca with discussions of a single screen Loft Cinema at the former Wig-O-Rama and City Park across the street. City Park, a multi-level indoor / outdoor food and entertainment hall, is slated to open Spring of 2018. City Park’s food hall will feature 12-15 highly desirable “foodie-centric” restaurants and retailers with shared common area amenities such as seating, service and two large outdoor patios. City Park also combines the best of the “eatertainment” trend by incorporating an upscale 6-lane boutique bowling alley, a game zone and social club featuring 150+ seats with programmed entertainment.
Roy Drachman of Roy Drachman Realty of Tucson represented the seller, Sixty-Three Building LLC (John Welsey Miller, member) and Rick Borane and Dave Hammack with Volk Company Tucson negotiated for the buyer.
For more information, Drachman can be reached at 520.748.8400 and Hammack and Borane should be contacted at 520.326.3200. For information on City Park, contact Leah Bogen with Bourn Companies at 520.209.2534.