Chicago Music Store Building

May 3, 2017

The Chicago Music Store Building was built in 1903 for the Los Angeles Furniture Store, then occupied by JC Penny from 1927-1957. Chicago Music Store owners purchased the building in 1967 and sold it in 2015 to local developers. They now reside just across the street at 45 S 6th Ave. (Photo AZ Daily Star)

Under Construction:

The 21,155 square-foot Chicago Music Store building at 130 E. Congress is being gutted and retrofitted for a retail center by developers Ron Schwabe of Peach Properties and Marcel Dabdoub. Multiple lease inquiries have been received for the historic structure. Rio Nuevo is currently working with Peach Properties to recruit tenants and with Pima County to lease the adjacent parking lot. It was announced in late May of 2017 that CVS will move into the ground floor of the building, agreeing to maintain the historic facade.

According to the National Register of Historic Places, the building was constructed in 1903 for the Los Angeles Furniture Store followed by JC Penney who was the tenant from 1927 to 1957. Chicago Music Store moved into the building in 1967 up until 2016. The architecture is Commercial Palatial Style, the work of Tucson architect David Holmes. Many of the original features have been preserved.


Chicago Music Store Building In the News:

Tucson’s historic Chicago Music Store building may soon house CVS

Chicago Music Store Downtown Tucson Changes Hands for $1.85 Million

Historic building sold, business to stay downtown

Chicago Store selling its iconic downtown space

Peach-Dabdoub Downtown Tucson Revitalization Projects Underway

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