Japanese dollar store, Daiso, will open at Ventana Village Shopping Center this summer.

A popular global chain that carries unique and affordable Japanese-inspired merchandise will open in Tucson this summer.

Daiso has leased the 10,000-square-foot space that once housed Tuesday Morning at Ventana Village Shopping Center, 6884 E. Sunrise Drive, near Kolb Road.

Dave Hammack, with Picor, represented the landlord, EREP Ventana II. Steve Lenz, with Frontera Development LLC, represented the tenant.

Daiso carries a variety of products, such as home décor, stationery, beauty products, toys and food.

The Japanese company entered the U.S. market in 2005 and has a store in Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler and two in Glendale.

Its U.S. store openings have been met with long lines of eager shoppers.

Signs posted on the future Tucson site say the new store will open this summer.

Daiso, a Japanese dollar store, will take over the 10,000-square-foot space that formerly housed Tuesday Morning at Ventana Village Shopping Center.

Other local commercial activity includes:

Block “C” Properties LLC bought 24,920 square feet of industrial space, currently leased to Horizon Spa & Pool Parts, at 3120 E. Medina Road from GLRT Properties LLC for $3.8 million. Stephen D. Cohen, with Picor, represented the buyer and Gary Emerson, with GRE Partners LLC, represented the seller.

Nevada-based investors bought the 21-unit multifamily complex at 4440-4444 E. Lee St. for $2 million. Desiree Palmer, with ABI Multifamily, handled the sale.

Elm Street LLC bought 5,000 square feet of industrial space at 4550 S. Country Club Road from PAR-TECH LLLP for $1.1 million. Kameron Norwood, with Picor, represented the buyer.

Speedway & Harrison Casitas LLC bought 2.64 acres of land at 9575 E. Speedway from Fidelity National Title Agency for $750,000. Rob Tomlinson, with Picor, represented both parties.

Frank’s Smoke Shop leased 2,400 square feet at North Pima Center, 3725 W. Ina Road. Dave Dutson, with NAI Horizon, handled the transaction.

Meca Auto Glass LLC leased 2,400 square feet of industrial space at South Dodge Business Center, 3220 S. Dodge Blvd., from Pegasus Tucson Owner LLC. Paul Hooker and Andrew Keim, with Picor, represented the landlord.

Firehouse Subs leased 1,672 square feet of restaurant space at Old Spanish Trail Crossing, 9525 E. 22nd St., from Barclay Holdings LLC. Dave Hammack and Aaron LaPrise, with Picor, represented the landlord. Gabriel Ortega, with Capital Asset Management, represented the tenant.

A German discount grocery store, known for its cart rentals and popular “aisle of shame,” is opening in Tucson. Aldi bought vacant land at Tucson Marketplace at The Bridges, near Park Avenue and Interstate 10, for $2.2 million, records from the Pima County Recorder’s Office show. Video courtesy ALDI Inc.

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Information for Tucson Real Estate is compiled from records at the Pima County Recorder’s Office and from brokers. Send information to Gabriela Rico, grico@tucson.com