Sunshine Shop Tucson
Patricia Katchur, Founder & Director
2934 East Broadway Blvd, Tucson Arizona 85716
*just west of Country Club on the south side of East Broadway Blvd
520-389-4776 voice or text
Sunshine Shop is located in THPF's Hirsh's Shoes Building
on Historic Sunshine Mile Shopping District (currently under road widening construction)
A Bit of Tucson History
Hirsh’s Shoes Building, built 1954 / Bernard Friedman, Architect
Mrs. David Hirsh commissioned Bernard Friedman to design this building as a free standing shop. Though now surrounded by other buildings, it was owned and operated by the Hirsh Family until September 2016, when it was sold to Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. Shortly thereafter, Sunshine Shop Tucson was formed to co-exist in THPF's Hirsh's Shoes front showroom.
As an ideal example of an open front facade, the interior and exterior zones are integrated. Angled walls create a dynamic entrance with a sloping exposed frame canopy flanked on either side by cantilevered display cases and a planter. Large neon letterforms are mounted on top of the canopy. Stunning as much today as it was in 1954.