If Tucson is to Arizona what Austin is to Texas, than Historic Fourth Avenue is our version of hip South Congress (SoCo). Lined with retailers, restaurants, and entertainment venues, the Avenue draws an eclectic crowd from university students to Foothills residents.
Fourth Avenue has undergone a renaissance of sorts and several new shops and restaurants are to thank for that. Even with the new kids on the block, part of the charm of the neighborhood are the older establishments that have been around for generations. It’s this blend of nostalgia with a dash of modernism that makes Fourth a lovable destination.
Recently, the Avenue’s shopping scene was featured in Where Traveler. The article highlights nine must visit spots. While we feel there are more than nine worth featuring, we can understand why stores like Pop-Cycle and Antigone Books landed on the list.
Here is a sampling of places the feature covers.
Antigone Books – An independent (and 100% solar-powered) bookstore with a large selection of books, gifts, and cards.
How Sweet It Was– This vintage consignment store is a go-to for fashion selections from the past.
Creations – A popular spot for hippie-chic clothing, jewelry, and accessories.
Razorz Edge – Rock ’n’ roll-themed apparel and accessories shop for men and women.
Rustic Candle Company – Scented candles, hand-poured in-house.
Silver Sea – For the inner mermaid in all of us, shop at this sea-inspired jewelry store.