Tonight is another chance to get a tour of part of our “city within cities” known as the light rail line by none other than local rockstar, Kimber Lanning. Last weeks Shift AZ event in Tempe was a huge success with dozens of people participating in a fun filled evening of learning from some super-cool people. ( see some pics from our friend, Ellen )
Here’s the scoop from METRO on what is happening tonight and on the 20th: You should check it out!
The "Shift the Way You Shop" light rail vehicle has arrived and we want you to join us for a ride through Phoenix! Local First Arizona is planning two tours of Phoenix in the coming week to celebrate the "Shift" car and to visit some great businesses along the METRO light rail line. All are welcome!
The first Phoenix "ride along" will occur Oct. 18, with Phoenix Councilmember and METRO Board Chairman Tom Simplot. Guests will tour the uber-hip condominiums of One Lexington to get a feel for what it’s like to live along the light rail corridor. Other stops include Hanny’s, Cartel Coffee and more. Interested riders should plan to meet at Central Avenue/Camelback station at 5 p.m. tomorrow.
The final Phoenix "ride along" will occur on Thursday, Oct. 20, with local business hero Craig DeMarco. Some of the businesses on DeMarco’s tour include the Crescent Ballroom, Civic Space Park,Cowtown Skateboards and more. Interested riders should plan to meet at the Phoenix Public Market at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Local First Arizona Founder Kimber Lanning will play the role of tour guide on both of these tours. Prizes will be given away to a few lucky riders who join us to explore Phoenix and celebrate local businesses! If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Helene@localfirstaz.com or simply show up!
The "Shift" car is the result of an amazing partnership between Local First Arizona and METRO light rail to help promote the Shift Arizona campaign. Along with the light rail vehicle wrap, our team has created a mobile website that riders can use to find locally-owned retail stores, restaurants and entertainment within 1/2 mile of each light rail stop!
Shana Ellis, Kimber Lanning and Michael Monti ShiftAZ in Tempe