Erica Snyder
I live in Mesa, AZ

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Erica Snyder

This would make it so much easier and less expensive to hold events in Downtown Mesa and provide community activities.

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Posted Aug 16, 2017
S.K. Köbel
S.K. Köbel
Aug 18, 2017

I would really love to see retailers stay open during non-work hours. Everything closes up around 5pm, and the whole area turns into a ghost town at night. I went down for the merry mesa holidays event and all the stores were closed and it was really lame. It could be a great event like the Christmas markets in Europe, but instead it was little more than a big tree and some food trucks. Very few people can go shop at the stores between 9 and 5 Mon-Friday, so stores should try staying open during non-traditional hours-- they should be open late in the evenings and one weekends--like Old Town Scottsdale and Cave creek, which are thriving. Downtown Mesa will never be an attraction and hangout / nightlife spot like other areas of the valley if all the stores close up and operate only during traditional business hours! We want Mesa to be a destination, not just a struggling has-been.

Posted by S.K. Köbel on Aug 18, 2017
Amy Osowski
Amy Osowski
Aug 18, 2017

Agreed. This is all a part of that chicken and egg issue currently in DT. Making Downtown more event friendly gives the businesses more traffic and therefore ability to stay open. Win-Win!

Posted by Amy Osowski on Aug 18, 2017
Rich
Rich
Sep 1, 2017

Maybe if we had a downtown organization that spent a little money on advertising the downtown shops might stay open. Downtown needs a good PR person, that knows what they are doing so much money is thrown away on lame ideas. Shops try staying open and no one shows up. How many people are going to utilize this pedestrian walk in 110' downtown Mesa is a ghost town in summer and city plans a main street through the area. Use the Arts Center it sits there empty

Posted by Rich on Sep 1, 2017
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