by Mariana Dale
Two of the quirkiest businesses I've found in Tucson reside on East Colombia Street. First, there's Creative Machines, a Willy Wonka-esque factory that churns out interactive public art and museum exhibits.
Then, there's Vintage Appliances. I passed by and couldn't help, but pause, park, and take an Instagram photo of what I thought was some sort of appliance graveyard. However, Rich Allen, soon set me straight and gave me an imprompteu tour.
Allen's shop restores and repairs worn but classic appliances, mainly fridges and stoves. When I stopped by, they were working on an adorable Frigedaire that would be shipped to a doctor in England.
But they also sell lines of new-made-to-look old appliances that come in a a rainbow of colors from candy apple red to sunshine-y yellow.
If you're ready to redecorate or just a fridge fanatic, Vintage Appliances makes for an interesting stop.