Merchant News

Apr2021

El Charro & Barrio Bread Join Forces to Create “Barrio Charro”

By Matt Sterner | Photo Courtesy of Barrio Charro on Facebook “TUCSON MUST KEEP COOKING” Local baker and owner of Barrio Bread, Don Guerra, chef Carlotta Flores of the Si Charro restaurants are teaming up to open Barrio Charro. The two Tucsonans,...
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Apr2021

Neapolitan Pizza Restaurant Falora Partners With Baker, Launches House-Made Pasta

By Jackie Tran | Photo by Jackie Tran NEW PARTNER TRAVIS EVANS JOINS THE TEAM. Just shy of seven years ago, Ari Shapiro opened Falora in midtown Tucson with a minimalist menu showcasing Neapolitan pizza. The restaurant has maintained...
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Apr2021

Barrio Bread is Creating a Culture, One Loaf at a Time

By Lee Allen, Special to Tucson Local Media Johnny Appleseed was a folk hero of the 1800s, a traveling environmentalist on a mission who planted apple orchards along his trek through the American Midwest. Artisanal baker and entrepreneur Don Guerra doesn’t...
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Aug2016

Tucson Becomes an Unlikely Food Star

By KIM SEVERSON – The New York Times | Photo by Chris Hinkle TUCSON — There are food deserts, those urban neighborhoods where finding healthful food is nearly impossible, and then there is Tucson. When the rain comes down hard on a hot summer...
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Aug2016

Barrio Bread to open retail store at Broadway Village

By Kristen Cook Arizona Daily Star, photo by Mike Christy   Hey, Barrio Bread fans, consider this your ultimate bread alert. Artisan baker Don Guerra’s loaves — which are available at different pickup points for customers who’ve signed up for...
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Aug2016

Bisbee Breakfast Club expands in Tucson

By Luis F. Carrasco Arizona Daily Star, photo by Ron Medvescek It’s a year of expansion for Bisbee Breakfast Club. The restaurant, which opened in Bisbee in 2005, will have two new locations in Tucson by the end of the year: BBC Sunrise launched last...
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Mar2016

Natural Grocers opening at Broadway Village in Tucson

By David Wichner Arizona Daily Star, photo by Mamta Popat Colorado-based Natural Grocers will open its third Tucson store on Tuesday, March 22, at Broadway Village, 3016 E. Broadway. The new store, the company’s seventh in Arizona, will open at 8 a.m....
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Mar2014

Falora’s Ari Shapiro on One Year at His Tucson Pizzeria

by Erin DeJesus, Photo: JP Westenskow Tucson entrepreneur Ari Shapiro — who owned a coffee shop, Sparkroot, and several locations of juice bar XOOM — branched out with his first proper restaurant with the opening of Falora, a wood-fired pizzeria...
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Mar2014

Falora Fun

Karyn Zoldan arizonafoothillsmagazine.com Nearly open for a year, Falora has already made Eater.com’s one of the 24 hottest pizzerias to open in United States in 2013. Located in historic Broadway Village, Falora marries a blend of authentic Neapolitan...
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Jun2013

Falora Pizza serves slice of Naples

Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star, photo by Mike Christy Wood-burning oven from Italy toasts thin crusts that support the toppings The pizza chef at Falora Pizza + Espresso doesn’t seem to mind. We’ve come in for a late lunch, and, since the...
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Mar2013

Falora Opens

Emily Gindlesparger Ari Shapiro is a busy man. Despite his successes with Sparkroot and Xoom, Shapiro dreamt of owning a “cozy, hole-in-a-beaut-wall authentic pizza joint.” When a space opened up in the Broadway Village, a historic Josias Joesler...
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