HUB & Playground Remodel

July 6, 2017

HUB on Congress is a great spot for a drink on their sidewalk patio. Playground is also planning to expand their patio space along Congress.


Under Construction:

Rio Nuevo and developer Scott Stiteler have expanded their existing deal related to the AC Hotel Tucson by Marriott. Stiteler, owner of HUB and Playground and land lord of Elvira’s Restaurant, (all on the 200 block of east Congress) will invest an additional $3.2 million for remodeling and improvements. HUB Restaurant and Ice Creamery will undergo a remodel that will expand and enhance its kitchen space, new private dining space, new larger bathrooms, new tables and chairs, new seating area, and overall better functionality for the space. Playground Bar and Lounge will undergo an extensive renovation that includes a new kitchen, new main bar, new equipment including sound, lighting and TV’s, new bar cinema area, new furnishings, new flooring, storage space, new offices, additional bathrooms, permanent roof structure for rooftop patio, and additional square footage. Elvira’s will also see some improvements.

The grand re-opening for HUB is expected to be in mid-August. The grand re-opening for Playground is expected to be in November. Elvira’s improvements are still pending.


HUB & Playground In the News:

Hub and Playground Downtown close for month of renovations

Two popular downtown businesses relocating during construction

Rio Nuevo deal to bring millions into existing downtown Tucson businesses

Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery

Santa takes over shuttered downtown Tucson restaurant space

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