HUB & Playground Remodel

July 6, 2017

HUB Restaurant and Creamery is known for its attractive atmosphere in the heart of downtown offering American comfort food and homemade ice cream (Photo/DTP Aug 18).


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 remodel is complete and enhancements include expanded 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 is currently undergoing 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 the rooftop patio, and additional square footage. Elvira’s will also see some improvements.

The grand re-opening of HUB was on August 18th. 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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