Diners with a craving for a taste from the islands will soon have a new spot to indulge in Oro Valley.
Pure Poke and Prep has leased 1,343 square feet at 7315 N. Oracle Road, just north of Ina Road.
It will be their second location — their first location opened in 2020 at 6501 E. Grant Road.
The restaurant serves traditional Hawaiian poke bowls and make-it-yourself bowls of raw fish, vegetables and sauces.
The traditional Kahuku poke has cubed ahi, white onion, green onion, sesame seeds and a Kahuku sauce made with sweet soy, sesame and ginger.
Pure Poke and Prep’s Oro Valley shop is set to open by the end of the year.
Isaac Figueroa and Elaina Elliot, with Larsen Baker, along with Rick Volk, from Volk Co., represented the landlord.
Other recent commercial transactions include:
The Mister Car Wash headquarters building at 222 E. Fifth St. was bought by 222 Tucson LP for $8.9 million. The 25,350-square-foot office is fully occupied by Mister Car Wash. Bryce Horner, with CBRE, represented the seller, 222 Building LLC.
Private investors bought the 25,000-square-foot Planet Fitness building at 4755 S. Calle Santa Cruz for $4.8 million. Mark Ruble and Chris Lind, with Marcus & Millichap, handled the sale.
Solar Industries Inc. leased 6,588 square feet of industrial space at 5252 E. Speedway from Beverly/Speedway LLC. Paul Hooker and Stephen D. Cohen, with Picor, handled the lease.
Turquesa Art & Beauty Studio leased 1,620 square feet from Presson Midway LLC in Midway Business Park, 4500 E. Speedway. Robert Glaser, Paul Hooker and Andrew Keim, with Picor, represented the landlord. Robert Fischrup, with Vast Commercial Real Estate Solutions LLC, represented the tenant.
Kung Fu Foot Massage leased 1,500 square feet at Speedway Pantano Square, 7930 E. Speedway. The landlord, Larsen Baker, was represented by its brokers Isaac Figueroa and Elaina Elliot.
St. Mary’s Plaza, 1531 W. St. Mary’s Road, has signed two new tenants. Goodfellas Barber Lounge LLC leased 1,260 square feet, and Unlucky Kat Tattoo leased 975 square feet. Dave Hammack, with Picor, represented the landlord.
New Tucson restaurants and bars opened in summer 2021
Bella's Gelato ShoppeUpdated
Bella's Gelato started as a local food truck but now has a stand-alone shop at 2648 E. Speedway Blvd.
The menu of a dozen gelato and sorbet flavors, plus smoothies, coffee and floats, should cool down anyone in search of a summer treat.
Noodleholics' first shop opened on Grant Road back in 2018 and has since opened an Oro Valley location at 7850 N. Oracle Rd.
The new Oro Valley spot has a larger kitchen and a patio dining area for noodle-lovers in the area who might not want to make the trek down to midtown.
Maria Bonita Mexican KitchenUpdated
After its original location closed in 2011, Maria Bonita Mexican Kitchen has returned to Tucson, this time at 2708 E. Fort Lowell Road.
The menu features popular Mexican dishes like quesadillas, chimichangas, tacos and desserts like flan and tres leches cake.
Gallery of Food BodegaUpdated
The Gallery of Food Bodega, at 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road, had its grand opening this June, despite technically first opening back in October 2020.
This store, run by Kristine Jensen of the Gallery of Food catering company, sells locally-sourced products and offers grab-and-go meals, all of which can also be bought online.
Reilly Craft Pizza & DrinkUpdated
You may be familiar with Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink's popular downtown location at 101 E. Pennington Street, but now you have the chance to grab a pie and a cocktail up north.
Reilly's second location opened Aug. 1 on Tucson's northwest side at 7262 N. Oracle Road.
La Estrella BakeryUpdated
La Estrella Bakery opens its third Tucson location on July 31 at 901 N. Grande Ave.
The Franco family, who opened their flagship bakery in the '80s, is putting this new location in Barrio Hollywood where their Tucson roots began.
This new pizzeria "born in Tucson, inspired by Detroit" at 4603 E. Speedway Blvd. comes from the minds of William and Travis Miller, the brothers behind Tucson's Serial Grillers.
The duo opened the doors of Transplant Pizza this summer right next to Craft, A Modern Drinkery, a taproom which they also run.
Salad and GoUpdated
Salad and Go has over 30 locations in Arizona and now Tucson's first is open at 5501 E. Speedway Blvd.
Although the name says "salad," you can also grab breakfast burritos and seasonal soup there. Another Tucson location is planned to open later this year at Tucson Marketplace.
This luchador-themed spot at 919 N. Stone Ave. had its grand opening at the end of August, which featured a car show and live wrestling.
Buena Vida's menu offers a variety of tortas, loaded "Lucha Fries," Sonoran dogs, and salads with a Mexican cuisine-inspired twist. They have indoor and patio seating and offer carry out as well.
The popular Oro Valley gastropub, Noble Hops, opened up a new location this summer at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way.
Noble Hops's new spot offers mostly the same menu items as the original location, in addition to craft beers and cocktails.