Sunshine Shop Tucson
Patricia Katchur, Founder & Director
2934 East Broadway Blvd, Tucson Arizona 85716
located in the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation’s Hirsh’s Shoes Building
*just west of Country Club on the south side of East Broadway on the Sunshine Mile
520-389-4776 / hello (@) sunshineshoptucson (dot) com
or by appointment 520-389-4776 (text or call)
Sunshine Shop is located in the retail front of the historic Hirsh’s Shoes Building, along the Sunshine Mile. Sid Hirsh retired in 2016 and the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation became the keepers of this important mid-century modern icon.
A Bit of Tucson History
Hirsh’s Shoes Building
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 is still owned and operated by the Hirsh Family. 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.
photo courtesy of Jude Ignacio & Gerardine Vargas