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Tucson Tamale Company to Launch Third Location

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People in the Northwest part of Tucson hovering around Ina and Oracle and beyond will be happy to learn that Tucson Tamale Company is opening a third location in the former Jax Kitchen. How fabulous is that? Circle of Food loves their tamales!

from the press release

(TUCSON, Ariz.) — In a effort to meet growing demand for their healthy and delicious tamales, owners Todd and Sherry Martin have announced plans to open a northwest Tucson location later this year. The 2400 square foot space–formerly home of Jax Kitchen–is located at 7286 North Oracle Road near Ina on the north east corner of the busy intersection.

This marks the second opening for Tucson Tamale this year, with their east side Tanque Verde location opening only six months ago last January. “We didn’t expect to open a third space until at least 2015,” says Todd Martin. “But as requests from our northwest customers kept increasing, we realized our opportunity to serve them might be sooner than we expected! We’re so excited to meet and serve this community of Tucson.”

Tucson Tamale opened in November in 2008 with only six part time employees. They now employ 42 employees, all local and all essential members of the growing restaurant, catering and mail order business.                                                                                                     

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“We are extremely pleased to have Tucson Tamale Company as a tenant in Cottonwood Plaza,” said Bruce Romano of Romano Real Estate Corp, representative of the Cottonwood Properties. “We are impressed with their operation and reputation in Tucson. They will be a great addition to the Ina/Oracle trade area.”

The new location will offer dine-in, pick-up and off-site catering to the surrounding neighborhoods. “Just like our other locations, we will be rolling tamales fresh daily in the kitchen,” says Martin. “Guests will even be able to watch the kitchen in action from the glass window in the dining room.”

Slated to open in October, the new location is an exciting addition to the original midtown restaurant on Broadway and Tucson Blvd, and the east side eatery on Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon.

Blogger’s note: I love to see a small local business thrive like this.

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