“A Night out in Mesa” has not even started yet, but already, dozens of other businesses have jumped on board and plan to keep their doors open tonight.
The event, modeled after First Friday in Phoenix, was organized by a small group of businesses trying to invigorate the downtown by remaining open evenings on the second Friday of every month to provide discounts, sidewalk sales and live entertainment. It was only supposed to encompass one block on Main Street between Robson and Macdonald. But after other businesses heard the news, they decided also to take part.
Now, the event has expanded geographically and more than two dozen businesses will remain open in addition to the other businesses such as Taco Bell that already keep late hours downtown.
The plan is to keep “A Night Out in Mesa” as a regular event every second Friday of the month from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Here are the latest available participating businesses:
Inside the Bungalow (formerly Coffee Talk); Grandma’s Kitchen; Anita Cookie and More; Mango’s Mexican Cafe and Bakery; Posh Nosh; S’Bistro; Sweet Cakes; Imbeau Gallery; Visage Gallery; Studio T Gallery; Domestic Bliss;
Baby Bliss; Green B; Bella Finé; Lissa’s Shop; M & Co. Papery; The Glitter Box; Mane Obsession; Dickson’s Jewelers; Le Studio Salon de Beaute; Book Gallery in Mesa; Antique Plaza; M-Tronics; Muralt: Sarbo Custom Jewelers;
Christy’s Cake Supplies; Mystic Paper; RJ Peddler Antique Mall; Closet a la Mode; History by George; Blossom Salon & Boutique; Vintage Charm; Oneohone; Faith Harvest Christian Bookstore; and The Fiber Factory.