TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Once 2017 rolls around, the Downtown Tucson Partnership will have a new way for people to explore the up-and-coming Downtown Tucson restaurant scene. CEO Kathleen Eriksen says it will show locals how many diverse options they have, and will also drive the economy forward.
However, it's not a new app, it's not a new technology -- it's actually taking a step back to basics: it's a restaurant guide and map.
"This is a brand new downtown," Eriksen said. "Something that Tucson and people from beyond the region are coming to enjoy."
Her plan is to promote a new image for Downtown Tucson, which in her eyes, starts with the restaurants.
"The culinary field in the downtown is just exploding," the CEO said. "So we really want to highlight what we're really good at, and that's eating and culinary delights."
This new guide will have a comprehensive list of all of the restaurants downtown, with a map pointing them all out. The CEO says it will help both locals find out more about certain restaurants, and will also help visitors see how many options they have.