Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Toby Keith in Mesa tonight

Don't forget that Toby Keith will be in Mesa tonight for the "official" grand opening of his latest bar. It appears that the bar and restaurant is doing well, which is promising considering the slowdown of most other establishments. Hopefully, this attention will attract some other businesses to Riverview, but there is still a long way to go, especially with the push by Tempe Marketplace?

Has anyone else been watching any of the Diamondbacks games this year? When they are on the road, the Fox Sports teams broadcasts "live" from Tempe Marketplace from the different eateries promoting the show and drink specials. Lots of gratuitious shots of the GIANT Tempe Marketplace sign, and a lot of promotion. Its not clear how much they are paying for that, but the perception of superiority over Riverview is readily apparent. This would be a major point of pride for Tempe, if not for the crippling effect that its having on Mill Avenue.

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