ULI Arizona: Case Study - Tourist Home Cafe in Flagstaff


Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm MST


Tourist Home Cafe 52 S San Francisco ST Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737 UNITED STATES
ULI Arizona is pleased to present an inaugural event in Northern Arizona showcasing the Tourist Home All Day Cafe. The Tourist Home Cafe opened in October 2014 and has since become a staple in the Southside Neighborhood of downtown Flagstaff. The area as a whole has seen significant investment with Tinderbox Kitchen proving to be a catalyst for that change. While in the depths of the recession in 2009, Tinderbox Kitchen was the first elevated-cuisine restaurant in the Southside Neighborhood in downtown Flagstaff. Owner Kevin Heinonen has received multiple accolades for his renovation of Tinderbox and companion restaurant concepts: The Annex Cocktail Lounge and Tourist Home. These three concepts embody any City’s dream of “placemaking” as they have helped the community re-discover history in this area of town.
The Southside Neighborhood has truly transformed, especially along Beaver and San Francisco streets, where increased development and investment continue to spread to adjacent areas. The Tourist Home building in particular proves to be a cultural asset to this community. The building was historically used as a boarding house and gathering place for the Basque community that migrated to the area as sheepherders in the early 1900s. Furthermore, Tourist Home is the only home in Arizona to a “Pilotaleku” court - a game similar to handball played by the Basque people. About a dozen of these courts exist in the entire country, and Flagstaff is on the list.
Kevin Heinonen, the operator and restaurateur of That Place Projects, in partnership with the developer, Miramonte Arizona LLC, restored the building to accommodate a modern kitchen, indoor seating, a patio and multi-purpose /event space.
Come join us as our panel discusses the City approval and development process, historical significance, construction challenges, and the finished product that has brought increased commerce and community to the Southside Downtown area of Flagstaff. Panel includes: Tiffany Antol, AICP, Planning Director, City of Flagstaff; Kevin Heinonen, Owner, That Place Projects; and Chris Kemmerly, Founder, Miramonte Homes. Andrew Salter, Development Manager, Loven Contracting, will moderate.
Join us for appetizers, beer, networking and great conversation!
Registration:  $25 Members/$35 Nonmembers 
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