Mercado District doubling in size this year

Thirteen is proving to be a lucky number for everyone connected with Mercado San Agustín—with 13 vendors in the initial site and another 13 in the Annex, a new (and unique-for-Tucson) shopping center that will hold an official grand opening the weekend of May 4.

It’s a dream come true for Mercado District guru Kira Dixon-Weinstein, who has worked since opening the Mercado in 2010 to get small businesses more involved.  The original footprint filled to capacity and merchants were being turned away because there was no room at the inn.