I didn't really want to post last week after my Arizona post. I was too content just staring at beautiful pictures every time I logged on. But, new week, new posts.
As you are most likely aware, there will be a Republican presidential debate at the Mesa Arts Center on Wednesday evening. We stay clear of getting political here at I Heart Mesa. We feel there is a time and place for politics, just not here where our main goal is to build a sense of community - not take sides. But, regardless of your political views, we feel it is pretty exciting to have an event with national attention such as this take place in downtown. Many businesses are excited and have special offers.
The debate runs from at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM and will be televised on CNN
If you plan to head to downtown tomorrow night, maybe check out:
- The city of Mesa will be setting up a 14' by 20' screen on Main between Center and Sirrine in order to view the debate. There will be music and food vendors. The event runs from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. More information (though not much more) found here.
- Queen's Pizzeria and Evermore Nevermore are teaming up for a political art and debate event called the Republi-con 2012 from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Enjoy pizza and politics presented in art form. You can also view the debate from Queen's. More information from here.
- Sweet Cakes has said Main and Center streets will be closed for safety and security, but there will be plenty of parking behind their store. They will have $1.00 hot dogs, their regular menu, and you can view the debate in their restaurant or on the nearby jumbo screen that the city is setting up.
AND if you are curious about parking or just want to avoid the event and all the road closures all together, check out this map.