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Southwest Mobile Storage – Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Tucson, AZ

Southwest Mobile Storage was established in 1995, serving more than 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers rent, buy or modify containers for their moving, storage and custom needs. We offer a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers for rent in Tucson, AZ. You deserve vault-like security, superior service, unrivaled expertise with the best quality and service you can find when renting, buying or modifying shipping containers.

Whether you need mobile storage, portable office space, a combo unit or a custom container for a specific purpose, we’ve got your back. Here’s how:

NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you’ll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem — we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We’ll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you’re ready to move. So, you don’t have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you’re ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it’s faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we’ve got you covered. We’ll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We’ll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You’ll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you’ll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard – our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers at our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don’t have to pay extra for it.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won’t find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality -High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

ALL OF OUR INTERMODAL CONTAINERS ARE:

Wind and water-tight so you don’t have to stress about rain or condensation ruining the contents inside.
Delivered to your desired location by a dependable roll- off truck
Grinded, prepped and painted before rental by our container fabrication experts.
Fully customizable to fit your unique needs.
Equipped with a dual high-security dual- locking systems.
Delivered by our skilled, experienced drivers for worry-free delivery.

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don’t believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Tucson, AZ, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Tucson, AZ

When you own a business or manage one, it’s crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it’s to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it’s a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn’t know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don’t know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they’re marking up the price.
When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won’t have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Tucson, AZ

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we’re able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don’t have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won’t have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don’t have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings. You won’t get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you’re always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don’t always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Tucson, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Tucson, AZ

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Tucson, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it’s easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don’t have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours – whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE’S HOW WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You’ll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you’ll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don’t have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don’t have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don’t know who’s actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you’re in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we’ll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Tucson, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It’s a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

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Latest News in Tucson

Small Business Saturday 2021: 'Shop Small' In Tucson

Small Business Saturday has never been more important as Tucson small businesses pull themselves out of the pandemic. TUCSON, AZ — Local businesses in Tucson hope to make the most of Small Business Saturday and other promotions as the coronavirus pandemic continues to redefine the holiday shopping season.Independently owned boutiques, gift shops, mom-and-pop hardware stores, restaurants and the like in Tucson are facing unprecedented challenges as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic changes how Americans do their holiday s...

Small Business Saturday has never been more important as Tucson small businesses pull themselves out of the pandemic.

TUCSON, AZ — Local businesses in Tucson hope to make the most of Small Business Saturday and other promotions as the coronavirus pandemic continues to redefine the holiday shopping season.

Independently owned boutiques, gift shops, mom-and-pop hardware stores, restaurants and the like in Tucson are facing unprecedented challenges as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic changes how Americans do their holiday shopping.

The list of local businesses participating in Small Business Saturday in Tucson continues to grow. Here are a few of them:

Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar, 220 N. 4th Ave.Sonoran Art Foundation, 633 W. 18th St. Az Truck Accessories, 625 N. Stone Ave.Napa Store, 33 W. University Boulevard.

American Express launched the "Shop Small" movement in 2010 to encourage people to support local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Since then, it has evolved into a year-round effort to encourage people to support the mom-and-pop businesses and local shops in Tucson and elsewhere around the country.

Last year, Americans spent about $20 billion on Small Business Saturday, up slightly from the year before.

Supporting local businesses is important, according to American Express, which estimates that 67 cents of every $1 spent remains in the local community. That amounts to about $67 billion that has stayed in local communities since Small Business Saturday began, according to the financial services company.

A Shop Small Consumer Impact survey from American Express before the pandemic found that 73 percent of people think empty storefronts are a national issue, and 84 percent agree the increase in empty storefronts and the closings of small, independently owned businesses negatively affect their local communities.

The survey showed that when consumers are aware of the impact of spending their dollars locally, 75 percent said they would be more likely to purchase a product or service from small, independently owned businesses.

Small businesses have been pummeled by the pandemic, according to a study by economist Susan Woodward. The study looked at the bank deposits of nearly 1 million small businesses with 10 or fewer employees, from every major sector and industry, during the first year of the pandemic.

The study, commissioned by Intuit QuickBooks, looked at bank deposits by the approximately 1 million small businesses using the company's software and anonymized, aggregated data from the users.

In Arizona, small business was down 16 percent in the first full year of the pandemic.

Retailers and personal care businesses, such as barbers and hair salons, were among the businesses hardest hit by the pandemic, but have enjoyed a stronger recovery than other sectors, according to the study.

In general, Woodward's study also showed:

Soak up the sun, Tucson! You get more sun in a single morning than an Alaska city gets all December

TUCSON, Ariz. — Desert-dwelling Arizonans already have huge bragging rights when it comes to winter weather conditions. But news from an Alaskan climatologist really solidifies how lucky Grand Canyon State residents are.While the rest of the country deals with frigid temperatures, snow, and ice, a portion of Arizonans experience nothing but warm temperatures and sunshine.The state's weather conditions have even created a new term for a specific kind of travelers known as "snowbirds." The tourists, or sometimes p...

TUCSON, Ariz. — Desert-dwelling Arizonans already have huge bragging rights when it comes to winter weather conditions. But news from an Alaskan climatologist really solidifies how lucky Grand Canyon State residents are.

While the rest of the country deals with frigid temperatures, snow, and ice, a portion of Arizonans experience nothing but warm temperatures and sunshine.

The state's weather conditions have even created a new term for a specific kind of travelers known as "snowbirds." The tourists, or sometimes part-time residents, are known for traveling to Arizona to escape from the bitter cold elsewhere.

Data recently posted by a climatologist may expose one place where snowbirds are coming from: Fairbanks, Alaska.

"How little solar energy does Fairbanks receive in December, for the entire month, they receive the same solar energy as Tucson, AZ, does by 8:30 a.m. on Dec 1st," climatologist Brian Brettschneider posted on Twitter.

How little solar energy does Fairbanks receive in December, for the entire month, they receive the same solar energy as Tucson, AZ, does by 8:30 a.m. on Dec 1st. Note: computed using 12 years of USCRN solar data from NCEI. @AlaskaWx @NWSFairbanks @NWSTucson

— Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) December 1, 2021

The National Weather Service station in Tucson chimed in to continue to long-standing Arizona tradition of bragging about our weather by sharing a meme of Oprah saying everyone gets a cactus.

To celebrate, here are some activities Tucsonans and other desert-based Arizonans can take part in during winter that no one else can:

Stroll the Tucson Botanical Garden during Wanderland

Desert foliage doesn't have the same risk of being snowed on or frozen over compared to other areas during the winter. Visitors over the Tucson Botanical Garden also don't have to button up when viewing some of Arizona's native plants.

The garden is holding its illuminated winter light walk called "Wanderland" from Dec. 3 through Jan. 2.

The event includes "more than 3,000 luminarias, over a dozen stunning Korean lanterns, 200+ elegant poinsettias, a 10’ tall succulent tree, a colorful array of LED lighting, and festive holiday music playing throughout the Gardens," the gardens' website said.

See some sun-bathing animals and "snow" at Reid Park Zoo

Have you ever gotten snowed on in short sleeves?

Well, now you can. The city's Reid Park Zoo pumps out artificial snow for visitors during its Zoolights 2021: Holiday Magic event.

The zoo's event runs from Dec. 3 through Dec. 30. Each night offers a different kind of holiday-themed entertainment by local performers.

Take a hayride, trolley or party bike to see Winterhaven's Festival of Lights

Though last year's festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's is officially back on.

The festival started the same year that the town of Winterhaven was founded: 1949. What began as an homage to the holiday lights seen in Beverly Hills has now taken up a life of its own as one of Tucson's premiere holiday attractions.

This year's celebration marks the town's 72nd year holding the event and is one of the biggest sources of support for the city's food bank, according to the event's website.

"The Festival is one the most important events for the Community Food Bank in Tucson," the website said. "In 2019, $22,015 and 46,474 pounds of food were donated to the Food Bank through the Festival."

Hike some ice-free desert trails

There are numerous trails in and around Tucson that nature lovers can savor during the winter months.

Thousands of people have rated trails throughout the area and came up with the 10 best, including:

5 Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Tucson, AZ

Below is a list of the top and leading Vietnamese Restaurants in Tucson, AZ. To help you find the best Vietnamese Restaurants located near you in Tucson, AZ, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.Tucson, AZ’s Best Vietnamese Restaurants:The top-rated Vietnamese Restaurants in ...

Below is a list of the top and leading Vietnamese Restaurants in Tucson, AZ. To help you find the best Vietnamese Restaurants located near you in Tucson, AZ, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Tucson, AZ’s Best Vietnamese Restaurants:

The top-rated Vietnamese Restaurants in Tucson, AZ are:

Miss Saigon is a top Vietnamese restaurant in Tucson voted as one of the best places to try Vietnamese cuisine. This Vietnamese restaurant has consistently been one of the top restaurants in Tucson for over a decade straight. Miss Saigon is recognized through its excellent dishes and outstanding customer service. The restaurant boasts a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where you can appreciate their food options. Their staff is very friendly and will accommodate all of your needs. The menu is filled with some of the best and most popular Vietnamese dishes made fresh from the best ingredients. So, if you want to experience Vietnamese cuisine in Tucson, Miss Saigon is a top choice among locals.

Products/Services: Authentic Vietnamese cuisines and food options

LOCATION: Address: 250 S Craycroft Rd Tucson, Arizona 85711 Phone: (520) 269-6899 Website: misssaigontucson.com

REVIEWS: Fantastic service, waiters checked on us several times for refills. The food was all great! Plus, they have many flavors of boba drinks on the menu which I’m a huge fan of. Will definitely eat here again. – KC Desmarais

Phở Cần Thơ is a family-owned and operated Vietnamese restaurant that opened in 2019. As one of the newer restaurants in Tucson, they actually offer an amazing menu of Vietnamese food options that will blow your mind. Phở Cần Thơ’s dishes are made super fresh from the best ingredients available on the market. Their staff is very professional and friendly and will serve you with a smile on their faces. Customer service is important and they know this really well. Their servers and hosts will go above and beyond to make sure your dining experience is fun and memorable. So, if you want to satisfy your craving for Vietnamese cuisine, Phở Cần Thơ is one of the better and new options in Tucson.

Products/Services: Authentic Vietnamese cuisines and food options

LOCATION: Address: 2746 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719 Phone: (520) 849-6317 Website: phocanthotucson.com

REVIEWS: I go for the pho. It’s always perfect. There’s always the same girl working the front when I have gone. She’s very friendly and quick. One day I only had 20 minutes and I was able to be in and out without worry. – Amber Deschamps

Dao’s Tai Pan’s is one of the prime destinations in Tucson if you are craving Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. This Asian restaurant offers dining options from dine-in, take-out, and delivery. Dao’s Tai Pan’s also offers catering services for your event or party. Their menu is filled with delectable Asian delicacies that will surely make your mouth water. These food options are made fresh from the best ingredients and from recipes passed down through generations. The staff is also very amicable and will serve you happy to make sure your dining experience is indulging. Looking for an amazing restaurant that has some of the best Vietnamese food? Dao’s Tai Pan’s is a sure-fire choice for a good time.

Products/Services: Authentic Vietnamese cuisines and food options

LOCATION: Address: 4206 N 1st Ave #120, Tucson, AZ 85719 Phone: (520) 888-2200 Website: daostaipans.com

REVIEWS: I moved close to this restaurant and decided to try it out. I haven’t stopped going back! Every single thing I’ve tried, I’ve really liked. It’s consistently a high-quality, fresh, and reasonably priced restaurant. – Grace Fox

Banhdicted specializes in unique and tasty Vietnamese sandwiches. This Vietnamese restaurant is one of the more unique food destinations due to its specialization in fresh Vietnamese sandwiches. Banhdicted offers a fusion of Vietnamese and French cuisine all wrapped up in one lovely bundle. You get to experience a tasty French baguette filled with a mix of Vietnamese goodness. Their sandwich options cater to everyone, even vegans and vegetarians. The staff is friendly and will assist you with any and all orders. So, if you haven’t tried out Vietnamese sandwiches yet, Banhdicted is the perfect place to experience them for the first time.

Products/Services: Authentic Vietnamese cuisines and food options

LOCATION: Address: West Orange Grove Road 1980 Tucson, AZ 85704 Phone: (520) 389-8128 Website: banhdicted.com

REVIEWS: I shop at Lee Lee’s market next door weekly. I’ve been noticing this next to it for several months and I am so glad I finally stopped in for the AZ Special Banh Mi today. Perfectly prepared and the bread was toasty excellent. Seriously addicting. – Paul Edwards

Wok Fire & Grill opened in 2018 and is slowly becoming one of the more popular Vietnamese restaurants in Tucson. This Vietnamese restaurant offers some of the best Vietnamese food options in Arizona. Wok Fire & Grill is owned and managed by David Le, a business owner that has been in the restaurant industry for almost 30 years. The restaurant has an excellent collection of Vietnamese cuisine on its menu alongside amazing drinks. These food options are made fresh as you order from the best ingredients available. Their staff is very accommodating and will make sure your dining experience is one to remember. So, if you are looking for a complete Vietnamese cuisine experience, Wok Fire & Grill might be new, but they sure won’t disappoint.

Products/Services: Authentic Vietnamese cuisines and food options

LOCATION: Address: 1135 N Park Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 Phone: (520) 889-2388 Website: wokfire.com

REVIEWS: I’ve been to this restaurant on several occasions, I have had excellent service and very good nutritious food. I have no complaints, and I am picky when you come to restaurants. – Joanne Jackson

Rescheduled game means Wildcats will be busy in late January

Fans can attend another home game and Arizona’s finances might be better off as a result, but the rescheduling of Thursday’s UA-Washington game to Jan. 25 at McKale Center will put the Wildcats at a competitive disadvantage.The Huskies pulled out of a scheduled Pac-12 opener at McKale Center because of COVID-19 issues within their program. As a result, the Wildcats will now have to play three games in six days and host ASU on three days’ less rest than the Sun Devils.Arizona will play at Cal on Sunday, Jan. 23...

Fans can attend another home game and Arizona’s finances might be better off as a result, but the rescheduling of Thursday’s UA-Washington game to Jan. 25 at McKale Center will put the Wildcats at a competitive disadvantage.

The Huskies pulled out of a scheduled Pac-12 opener at McKale Center because of COVID-19 issues within their program. As a result, the Wildcats will now have to play three games in six days and host ASU on three days’ less rest than the Sun Devils.

Arizona will play at Cal on Sunday, Jan. 23 in an afternoon game, then return to Tucson via charter in the evening. The Wildcats will have one full day to prepare for Washington, which will be coming of a Jan. 23 game at Oregon.

The UA will then play Jan. 29 against an ASU team that will have had a full week off following its Jan. 22 game at Stanford.

Any other date during the season would have resulted in even more of a competitive disadvantage for the Wildcats, and Arizona was reluctant to reschedule the game a result. But the UA also wanted the home game, having reported an average of $400,000 per home game in ticket sales in pre-COVID-19 years.

Washington also backed out of a home game against UCLA on Sunday. That game will not be made up. Because the game was in Seattle, UCLA could refuse without losing any gate revenue, while the Huskies may not have wanted to play the fifth-ranked Bruins anyway.

Tickets for the original game between UA and Washington will be honored on Jan. 25. The school didn’t say if refunds are available, but directed ticket holders with questions to call the ticket office at (520) 621-2287.

The Jan. 25 UA-UW game will be televised on Pac-12 Arizona. No start time has been announced.

Getting seven full days between games can be a much-needed breather in February, especially for a banged-up team that’s deep into conference play, but not in early December.

The unbeaten Wildcats have everybody healthy, getting center Christian Koloko back from a sprained ankle in practice this week, and had plenty of momentum to keep going when they were scheduled to host Washington on Thursday — until the Huskies said COVID-19 issues would keep them from playing.

Oh well. Pretty much like everything in the COVID-plagued 2020-21 season, the Wildcats can’t do a thing about it.

“It is what it is,” UA associate head coach Jack Murphy said Friday. “I think part of us would have liked to have played last night, get back on the court and have that rhythm. But we weren’t able to. We have a busy month of December coming up so it’s not bad to regroup and then be ready to play Sunday.”

The Wildcats wound up taking Thursday off, then practiced Friday and are scheduled to practice at home Saturday before taking a charter flight to Oregon. They’ll play Oregon State (1-7, 0-1 Pac-12) on Sunday afternoon.

After that is when the Wildcats might need the rest. They’re scheduled to return to Tucson late Sunday night, then host a Wyoming team on Thursday that’s currently 7-0.

After that, there’s a road game at Illinois next Saturday, then two home games against respectable mid-majors Northern Colorado and Cal Baptist before a Dec. 22 showdown at No. 13-ranked Tennessee.

That’s six games, in four time zones, over an 18-day period leading up to Christmas break … which then flows straight into what appears to be the toughest possible conference road trip, playing at No. 5 UCLA and No. 20 USC to start the new year.

“It’s a daunting schedule,” UA coach Tommy Lloyd said, doing his best to avoid coachspeak as he said the Wildcats would do the best they could to win the December games.

“It’s going to be experiences this team needs,” Lloyd added. “You can use the old adage, ‘Oh, we’re gonna learn a lot about this team.’ Well, whatever. But this team is going to need those experiences because they’re going to serve them well as you get into your January, February, and hopefully your march to the postseason.”

But while Lloyd said “everything can be scary” when you’re playing your first conference game in a new job as head coach, he’s had little to fret about so far this season.

The Wildcats are 6-0, ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, are dominant inside both in rebounding and two-point field goal percentage (59.0) and remain first nationally in the ratio of assists to made field goals (73.8 %).

They’ve trailed in their six games by a grand total of 197 seconds, the lowest cumulative scoring drought in the country according to analytics site Evanmiya.com.

And they’re also apparently pretty easy to work with.

“The guys are great and they seem to be on board with everything,” Lloyd said. “When we tell them something’s important and we’ve got to work on this, they seem to understand that and make it a priority. So I’ve been I’ve been most proud of that.”

Lloyd said getting buy-in to his system has been a “day-to-day thing,” sometimes varying even by possession how many players are doing so. But overall, again, he expressed no big-picture worries with their behavior.

“To be honest with you, I’m most happy with the overall effort that they’ve played with,” Lloyd said. “I would put our effort probably a little bit ahead of our execution, which is a good thing.

Arizona’s Heart & Sol: a man’s mission to give every child in Tucson a toy for Christmas

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - This holiday season, Matthew Kuntz is stepping in as Santa’s helper. He’s working with businesses and local organizations to hold “Tucson’s biggest toy drive.”“I don’t have any rhyme or reason honestly. I sold my business recently, so I have the time and I have found the resources to make this happen and I’m just happy to do it,” Kuntz said.Last year, he had hoped to hold a toy drive for the Vail community, but the pandemic complicated things. ...

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - This holiday season, Matthew Kuntz is stepping in as Santa’s helper. He’s working with businesses and local organizations to hold “Tucson’s biggest toy drive.”

“I don’t have any rhyme or reason honestly. I sold my business recently, so I have the time and I have found the resources to make this happen and I’m just happy to do it,” Kuntz said.

Last year, he had hoped to hold a toy drive for the Vail community, but the pandemic complicated things. So, he is making up for it this year. He wants every child in Tucson to have a toy.

He’s also partnering with More Than a Bed and FostAdopt Connections. They’re both nonprofits that help kids and families in foster care. If all goes as planned, every kid the nonprofits support will have a gift for the holidays.

“I’m not stopping there. So if there are any families in need, they can go to the website. If they know of a family in need, they can sponsor them and they can do it anonymously,” he said.

FostAdopt Connections primarily works with teenagers in group homes. Since they are not with a foster family or parent, a staff member typically takes care of them.

“What we have really focused on is making sure that, even if they wake up and there’s only three of them there and they have nowhere to go, that they have something to open,” said Emily Weeks, director of programs at FostAdopt Connections.

More Than a Bed serves around 2,300 children of all ages in the community. They provide essentials to foster families, but the holidays can be a difficult time for these kids. Even one toy from the toy drive could make the season merrier.

“It’s what we need. We need to all come together and try to make this better. These kids coming out of foster care, need things made better,” Grace Stocksdale, the executive director of More Than a Bed, says.

If you would like to donate to the toy drive, you can find more information here.

If you have someone you think embodies the “Heart and Sol” of Tucson, you can nominate them here.

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