Postino Coming to Tucson
After years of looking for the perfect new home in the Old Pueblo, Postino WineCafe is proud to announce it’s expanding to Tucson early next year. Housed inside a striking, mid-century modern-inspired mixed-used development now under construction at the SE corner of Grant Rd. & Tucson Blvd., Postino’s first-ever Southern Arizona location is scheduled to roll open its signature garage-style walls in the spring of 2020. But according to Postino’s CEO Lauren Bailey, the most exiting thing about the new location is partnering with a fourth-generation Tucsonan to bring Postino’s mix of welcoming vibes and tasty food and drink to Tucson’s newly minted Midtown neighborhood.
“Postino has always been focused on serving our surrounding community and really becoming a part of the fabric of a neighborhood,” Bailey says. “So while we looked at dozens of potential sites over the years, it wasn’t until we walked this site with [developer] Brian Frakes and explored the amazing neighborhood, including local favorite like Dante’s Fire and Kingfisher, that we knew we’d found the perfect home for Postino in Tucson.”
Best known in Tucson for transforming a 60-year-old old lumberyard into Sam Fox’s The Yard at Midtown, Common Bond Development Group’s Brian Frakes has revitalized this once run-down district located just northeast of both the University of Arizona and the sprawling Banner University Medical Center in the historic Blenman-Elm neighborhood (est. 1892). “My grandparents lived just down the street, so I’ve always known this is area as home to a unique mix of restaurants and retail, surrounded by these amazing historic adobe ranch-style homes. Close to campus, and tucked between downtown Tucson and the northern foothills, it’s the geographic center of Tucson.”
Inspired by its neighbors, including Tucson’s earliest ranch-style adobe homes, designed in the 1930s by the Swiss-born architect, Josias Joesler, Postino Tucson will be housed inside a sleek, low-slung 4,000 sq. ft. space. Highlights include a series of floor-to-ceiling windows and roll-up windows walls all artfully protected by large overhangs, plus a sweeping outdoor patio tucked behind a living wall of plant vines that extends right up and over the roof.
Postino Tucson will be open daily for lunch and dinner with brunch every weekend. Besides the decked-out menu of bruschetta’s, from-scratch soups, salads and panini sandwiches, Postino also proudly pours a wide variety of Arizona and Tucson craft brews, paired with an ever-changing selection of approachable boutique wines, including more than 30 wines by the glass. Every Saturday and Sunday (9 am – 1 pm) Postino serves up farm-fresh brunch fare with $5 mimosas and live music, plus happy hour specials, including the daily staple $5 Before 5pm (all wines by the glass and pitchers of beer for $5 from 11am – 5pm) and $20 Bottle & Board on Monday & Tuesday evenings (a bottle of wine and a board of bruschetta for $20). Postino Tucson is located at 2500 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85716.
For more information visit www.postinowinecafe.com.