One of Tucson's most charming shopping centers, Plaza Palomino, has been undergoing a renovation. Here's the street entrance from the north. Several shops are open (some from pre-renovation, some are newcomers) including a few restaurants. I was sorry to see that the interesting sculpture has all been removed but I hope that the new owners will choose to install some public art in the courtyards. We'll see!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: