Local First Arizona has now released the second edition of the Tucson Small Wonders Map, a pocket-sized guide featuring twenty-five local restaurants, hotels, shops, and experiences located in the Tucson area. All of the businesses included in the guide are independently owned and operated. “We originally created the Tucson Small Wonders Map to make it easy for residents and visitors to find and support the local businesses in our communities,” said Erika Mitnik-White, Tucson Membership Coordinator for Local First Arizona. “The first edition of the Tucson Small Wonders Map was a huge success across Arizona. We noticed it was commonly used as a weekend trip planner by Phoenix-area residents, yet was also used by Tucson residents to find the best local businesses in their own neighborhoods.”
"We chose to participate in the Tucson Small Wonders Map because we are excited to be part of such an exciting part of town,” said Tina Femeyer, General Manger of Proper, a brand new Downtown Tucson restaurant. “Everyday, new businesses pop up downtown and there's a great sense of community down here. The more we all help each other out, the more we promote each other, the better off we all are. The map does a great job of spreading information to out-of-towners as well as locals, in a beautiful, compact carry-along size."
Some of the participating businesses featured in the 2014-2015 edition of the Tucson Small Wonders Map include recently opened restaurants such as Proper and The Hopyard Market & Deli, but also includes old favorites like Buffalo Exchange and Etherton Gallery, and many others.
Local First Arizona has also produces Small Wonders Maps for Central Phoenix, Phoenix Arcadia Area, The Verde Valley, Gilbert, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Mesa. The maps can be downloaded digitally at the Local First Arizona website: http://www.localfirstaz.com/small-wonders/. Business owners, realtors, property managers, hotels, event organizers, and individuals can request maps for distribution free of charge by contacting Local First Arizona at [email protected].