About Us

About Us

Main Gate Our Story

Discover flavor, style and attitude when you visit Main Gate Square, a pedestrian-friendly dining and shopping destination featuring over 20 retailers and 30 restaurants near the University of Arizona and Tucson’s historic neighborhoods. Experience the flavors of the Mediterranean, India, Greece, Asia, Thailand, Mexico, Japan, Vietnam and everywhere USA. If it’s fashion you want, you’ll find the right style for you or the perfect gift for someone else. Or relax at one our seven salons and spas. Live music, jam sessions, wine tastings,  and karaoke enhance Main Gate Square’s high energy, urban atmosphere. Life happens here.

Spend the day. Enjoy the night.

Open 7 Days Per Week
Hours of Operation Vary by Merchant
Restaurants Serving Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
You’ll find something to eat from 6 am to 3 am

Marshall Foundation owns and manages most of the real estate in Main Gate Square.

Louise Foucar Marshall, its founder, in the early 1900’s was the first female professor at the University of Arizona. She built the first stores at Main Gate Square approximately 90 years ago and founded the Foundation in 1930. Mrs. Marshall died in 1956 and left all of our assets to a volunteer Board of Directors who continue her legacy today.

Since that time, the Marshall Foundation through the management of its real estate assets and redevelopment of the area has donated over $20 million to the University of Arizona primarily in the form of scholarships or special projects and to over 250 not-for-profit organizations in Pima County that serve youth and promote education, arts, culture and health and wellness. For more information visit marshallfoundation.com.