Friday, February 8, 2013

Bits and Pieces

The Oro Valley branch of the Pima County Library System will be adding nine more open hours starting February 10. Click here to view both the current and new times.
The library has a number of events that it is promoting this month. Click here to see them.
By now, you have received your 2014 Pima County property tax valuation for 2014. It likely shows an increase in your property's valuation.  You can ready why here You have until April 1 to appeal.
A Dollar Express Store is coming to the Oro Valley Marketplace.  It is a division of Dollar Tree Stores.
The Oro Valley HiVE enforcement program will continue this month. Six motorcycle officers will be deployed at Oracle & Magee and at Oracle & Suffolk on the following dates:
Feb. 11, 2013 7 – 10 a.m.
Feb. 13, 2013 4 – 7 p.m.
Feb. 18, 2013 7 – 10 a.m. Feb. 21, 2013 4 – 7 p.m.
Feb. 22, 2013 4 – 7 p.m.

Motorists are asked to be aware of the additional enforcement activity and drive safely. (Source: Oro Valley Press Release)
"The Town of Oro Valley is proud to announce the guest speakers for the February 9 event at Steam Pump Ranch.  Barbara McIntire and Nancy Cobb, the great, great granddaughters of George and Matilda Pusch, will give a special presentation at 12:30 p.m., including items that Geroge and Matilda Pusch traded with Native Americans in exchange for flour and sugar.

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Property tours, hosted by the Oro Valley Historical Society
12:30 p.m. Guest speakers: Barbara McIntire and Nancy Cobb, Pusch Family descendants

 Second Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch are held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. This exciting new way to visit Oro Valley’s vivid past will include special guest speakers, tours, and an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and eat lunch on‐site.
(Source: Oro Valley Press Release)


Nombe Watanabe said...

QUOTE: "A Dollar Express Store is coming to the Oro Valley Marketplace. It is a division of Dollar Tree Stores."

Oh boy, another high quality shop for upscale Oro Valley. Let me see: Big Lots, Tuesday Morning the new dollar store. All we need now is a GoodWill outlet and a soup kitchen.

Victorian Cowgirl said...

My sentiments exactly. If there was a button to click FAVORITE on Nombe's comment, I would click on it!

We're still waiting for the Signature Shops and Unique Shops and Upscale Shopping that Vestar promised. I still can't even find the "beautiful courtyard" where I was supposed to be able to "meet my friends for an ice cream."

Vestar blamed the change in tenants on the bad economy (eye roll). OK, so what happens when the economy turns around again as it always does? How are we going to get "Signature Shops" to sign on when they're told that they'll be surrounded by junk stores?

This will ALWAYS be a junk mall. That was the plan from the beginning. That's why Vestar never clearly defined what they meant by "unique shops" and "signature shops."

arizonamoose said...

Nombe Watanabe

We do have a goodwill donation center behind Walgreen on Tangarine and 1st. Vestar missed that one for the Marketplace.

I am not sure if there is a soup kitchen anywhere in Oro Valley?

All developers use "weasel" words to describe their creations. In the US it's called "creative advertising".

Wonder what "creative" words and services are being used to sell the Ina/Oracle Annexation?

John Musolf

Victorian Cowgirl said...

I'm sure that Nadine's upscale women's clothing boutique is thrilled that a Goodwill donation center has opened right next door. Businesses do better when similar businesses are grouped together because they get the foot traffic from the same clientele.

A good example is the plaza at Sunrise and Kolb that used to be upscale. It's gone way downhill over the past few years. One of our favorite restaurants is closing as a result, a fine dining restaurant that was once surrounded by other upscale establishments. It's now surrounded by fast food places and junk stores. His business dropped drastically after that. Sarcasm warning...But I'm sure I can find desserts imported from Italy somewhere at OVM.

OV Objective Thinker said...

At some point (maybe) the snobish attitude of some may come to the realization that it is not the Vestar's of the world who bring in, "Signature Shops and Unique Shops and Upscale Shopping." It is the marketing folks of those establishments who look at the fiscal demographics of the local population and say, "Yes, our retail shop can be profitable in this marketplace."

So the fact that those places aren't here is simply a reflection of those who have commented here.

And to refer to Oro Valley Marketplace as a "junk mall" is saying to the many thousands who shop there and support our community, "You are a junk cuntomer."

I'd like to thank them and shake their hand for keeping me from higher taxation.

Nombe Watanabe said...


If you want lower taxation, get thee out of Pima county.

OV Objective Thinker said...

Nombe..I don't think I suggested lower taxation but it would be nice.

What we need to do is get the liberals out of our county board seats AND support our business community AND bring in more busines to Pima County.

And lastly we need to get those idiots who won't shop at the Oro Valley Marketplace to do so.....or you suggested.