Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
September 1, 1976
"Tucson mayor Lewis C. Murphy and university president John P. Schaefer cut the ribbon and officially open the University Square shopping complex, just west of the university main gate."
And now they're tearing it down ... but there wasn't much left of the original University Square, anyway. They've even changed the name since then. Now you can impress your friends the next time you're checking out the local McDonald's-owned fast food chain (Chipotle) in Main Gate Square.
"Did you know this used to be called the University Square shopping complex?"
Your significant other will be awed by your knowledge of UA history ... unless the answer's yes, in which case you'll look like an idiot. You know, you might be better off keeping this knowledge to yourself.