Exciting news coming down Main Street! The friendly dings of the Metro Light Rail will begin greeting Downtown Mesa on August 22—packed with a family fun morning of celebration! Main Street has been under construction for three (three!) years preparing for the Central Mesa extension of the Metro Light Rail system. The new phase will provide four additional stations at Alma School Road, Country Club Drive, Center Street, and Mesa Drive. Located between the Center and Country Club Stations, Antique Plaza now has a more convenient for our customers to take public transportation to come visit us!
The Metro Light Rail system opened in December 2008 connecting Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix. Each stop has a variety of public art displayed throughout the station. A sculpture at the Center stop stretches 40 ft. off the ground. Another at County Club resembles a cactus bloom and even lights up at night. The map is very easy to navigate. From a station, decide whether you wish to go west toward Phoenix, or East toward Mesa. Sharing the road with cars, it is a great mode of transportation. There are specific locations to place bikes on the trains and even various park and rides, where you can park your car for free and catch the light rail to your destination. Why do I care about the light rail so much? It’s convenient. It’s air-conditioned. It’s cheap. It’s safe. It’s reliable. And I don’t have to drive or park!
One of my first trips on the light rail was to a cat show at the Phoenix Convention Center. I ended up purchasing a very large cat scratching post and hauling it home to Tempe on the light rail. It was definitely a conversation piece, and I love talking about my cats!
ANTIQUE PLAZA LIGHT RAIL SALE
Be sure to head over and check out the storewide sale on August 22 & 23! Dealers will be discounting 10-50% off and we will stay open until 8pm on Saturday for all of the light rail celebrations. The Antique Plaza is your destination to reminisce and now the light rail can be your vehicle there. Take a seat, and enjoy the ride!
All-Day pass $4.00