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The Chicago Store

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Peach Properties and Marcel Dabdoub recently acquired The Chicago Store, a landmark multi-story building in Historic Downtown Tucson at 130 E Congress. Built in the Italianate style of early 20th century American architecture in 1918, it has been the home of the Los Angeles Furniture Store, Tucson’s first JC Penney, and since 1967 the Chicago Music Store (originally the Chicago Store). The most unique attributes of this building include its open floor plan, and prominent façade which underwent a $200,000 facelift in 2013 that fully restored the prismatic glass transom above the storefront windows allowing more light into the interior space. The Chicago Store location, in the heart of downtown Tucson, on the southwest corner of Congress and 6th Ave, ranks among the highest in both pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the city. In addition to being located across from a streetcar stop on the route connecting downtown Tucson to the University of Arizona, it is also adjacent to a 10,300 square foot parking lot owned by Pima County whose future plans include construction of a garage on the lot. Both are attributes that add significant value to the building. Restoration construction on the Chicago Store building is scheduled to begin in 2016.