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Rincon Market has been a pillar of Tucson's historic Sam Hughes neighborhood since 1926. And though it's evolved and changed hands over the years, it maintains it's never lost standing as a local institution. This market is and always has been a meeting place for University of Arizona professors and students alike, a stop along neighborhood residents' morning walks, a tried and true lunch spot, and a place to shop for fresh produce and grocery staples.
While Rincon Market is true to its roots, the current iteration has become decidedly more gourmet. Not in a pretentious way, but they now stock things artisan cheeses, organic produce, and coffee from small-batch roasters from around the country. One thing that remains, however, is their selection of fresh seafood. Fish-monger Yuri has been a fixture here through multiple owners and even a fire that caused the market to close down the better part of a year. Walk up to the fish counter and Yuri will explain how he's received 3 or more shipments of fresh fish just that day, and demand that you smell a salmon filet to experience the freshness yourself. He'll even offer cooking tips for your selected catch. As is the case in Tucson, some things change, but many things stay the same. We're lucky to say that Rincon has experienced a bit of both, and all for the best.