Nearest Catholic:
Corpus Christi, 
300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Rd.751-4235.

Sunday Masses at San Xavier Mission recommended to all. 

Nearest Protestant:
Desert Skies United Methodist 
3255 N. Houghton Rd. 749-0521

St. John on the Desert Presbyterian
2695 N. Houghton Rd. 749-3615

Tanque Verde Lutheran
8625 E. Tanque Verde Rd.  749-1606

Temple Emanu-El (Reform)
2255 N. Country Club Rd. 327-4501

Congregation Anshei Israel (Conservative)
5550 E. 5th St.  745-5550

Congregation Chofetz Chayim (Orthodox)
5150 E. 5th St.   747-7780

Dry Cleaning and Laundry
Laundry room is next to the bathroom. You may use the washer and dryer. Best value for dry-cleaning is the $1.99 dry cleaner at Speedway and Alvernon.  Closest one is in the shopping center at Tanque Verde and Bear Canyon, the first shopping center on your right as you travel west on Tanque Verde.

Urgent Care Center

Next Care Urgent Care:  6238 E. Pima.  Left on Houghton. Take Tanque Verde west (right); it becomes Wilmot at Pima. Turn right on Pima. It is behind the Circle K.   290-0022.

Nearest Hospital 

Tucson Medical Center:  5301 E. Grant. 327-5461. Left on Houghton. Take Tanque Verde to Grant. Right on Grant. Watch numbers on signs at cross streets.

Nearest 24 hour pharmacy

Walgreen's, 8730 E. Broadway  290-0667.

Gasoline Station
Closest is the Chevron station and food mart at 8845 E. Tanque Verde, just west of Bear Canyon Rd. on the north side of the street.

Bear Canyon Branch is at 8959 E. Tanque Verde, in the shopping center just west of Bear Canyon Rd. Good collection of books, videos, books on tape. Story hours for children; after school homework help.  791-5021

Movie Theaters
Nearest:  El Dorado, 5925 E. Broadway, 745-6241
Nearest cheapie: Crossroads at Grant & Swan. (4811 E. Grant). At rear of the shopping center. $3.00. 327-7067 
Foreign, art films: The Loft, 3233 E. Speedway. 795-7777

Nearest: Mail Depot, 9121 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 749-0277
Nearest Kinko’s: (open 24/7)  5480 E. Broadway   512-8169

Post Office
Satellite post office at Mail Depot, 8987 E. Tanque Verde. In shopping center just west of Bear Canyon Rd. 749-4845

Photo Developing
Closest 1-hour: Walgreen’s 9115 E. Tanque Verde Rd.  749-0616

Video Rental
Best video rental place (for classic films, foreign films, etc.) is Casa Video: 2905 E. Speedway.

Nearest Neighborhood shopping center (2 miles) East and west of Catalina Highway on Tanque Verde Rd. Has Safeway (ask to borrow my discount card), Walgreen’s, Ace Hardware, Radio Shack, Mail Depot (post office), library Dairy Queen, Mexican restaurant, steak restaurant, Irish pub, and a great coffee shop (Le Buzz).

Closest Mall
Nearest (and newly renovated) shopping mall: Park Place Mall 5870 E. Broadway.   748-1222. Macy’s, Dillard’s, Sears.

Tucson Specialty Stores
Trader Joe’s, a fabulous specialty food store at Speedway and Wilmot, northwest quadrant. 733-1313. Great place to buy gifts - chocolates, wine, nuts, dried fruits and prepared foods at reasonable prices. Some of my favorite items:  lemon curd, apricot sauce, maple cream, peanut butter and chocolate covered malted milk balls!

Summit Hut

Wide selection of outdoor and camping gear, knowledgeable and helpful staff, help, and lots of  outdoors info on the bulletin board and brochures racks. 5045 E. Speedway. 888-1000.

Alan’s Shoes 

Wonderful selection  of walking shoes and sandals. Your feet will thank you! Your feet will thank you. 5350 E. Broadway. 745-5011.


Great used book, CD, tapes, software emporium. Huge selection, bargain prices, items well-organized by category and alphabetically. 6230 E. Speedway. 748-9555. Hosts free live entertainment.

Mac’s Indian Jewelry 

Good selection of authentic jewelry, reasonable prices, expert and prompt repair services. 
2400 E. Grant. 327-3306.
Medicine Man Gallery

Antique native American art, Maynard Dixon paintings,  Maria Martinez pottery, contemporary western paintings and sculptures. Adjacent to Museum of Western Art. 722-7798.

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