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New businesses coming to Tucson's southside are adding hundreds of jobs and boosting local economy

Posted at 6:11 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 20:32:30-05

New businesses are coming to Tucson's southside, according to Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres. 

Fimbres is calling it a renaissance of the southside that is long overdue. 

In the past couple months, a Century Theatre, Planet Fitness and Lin's Grand Buffet opened up. 

 

 

In April, the first Dave & Buster's in the county will open its doors in April in the Tucson Marketplace near South Park Ave and Interstate 10 creating over 200 jobs.

 

 

"I always tell people we are five minutes from downtown, five minutes from the U of A and four minutes from the airport so this is right where you want to be when you are talking about doing business," said Fimbres. 

He says he meets with neighborhoods, city staff and developers to decide what business they would like to see. 

Fimbres says he is in talks about bringing more retail, restaurants and housing to the area.