We have a bunch of coffee shops along the light rail and the list appears to be growing steadily. One very well known coffee shop in town is Lux Coffee Bar located at 4404 N Central Avenue near the light rail station at Central and Campbell. This past week, I just “had” to try a […]
Fat Tuesday on Mill Rockin the Mardi Gras
Fat Tuesday on Mill Avenue in Tempe has been around for 20 years! Why? Because they do things right. I’m pretty sure that our friends at Monti’s, are the only place along the Mill Avenue District that have been around longer. Yesterday, I met with my friend Chad who owns and manages Fat Tuesday in […]
Tempe is Bike – Friendly
There is often talk about the fact that Tempe is bike friendly. As one that doesn’t ride a bike nearly as much as I should or would like to, I can’t exactly talk as much about being bike friendly as some of my friends can. In Tempe, we have bikes AND we have friendly people: […]
Daves Electric Brewpub in Tempe Looking for Beer Drinkers
Dave’s Electric Brewpub is finally here and yes, it is cool! The food is good, the beer is cold and the location is about as good as it gets for light rail riders and Sun Devil fans. Update! Dave’s Electric has been replaced by The Mad Hatter! Check them out, too! While there was a slight […]
Smashburger Opens Today At Tempe ASU Campus
Yep, I love a good burger. When I got the invite to come check out the new Smashburger on College Avenue the day before the “official grand opening”, I just about had to go. The place sounded pretty cool and is located on the Tempe ASU campus just a short walk from the Veterans Way/ […]
It’s Indie week! Buy local and have fun!
In case you didnâ€™t know, June 29 â€“ July 5th is Independents week. People all over are joining our friends at Local First Arizona in celebrating the fact that, by shopping locally owned businesses, our dollars can help build a sense of place, a higher quality of life and a stronger economy. â€œ we’re celebrating […]
CityScape survey – Your .02 appreciated!
Some projects just make you say, “Wow!” One great example is CityScape in Downtown Phoenix which is why I thought it was cool to get a copy of this survey from my friends at Urban Affair. In an email from them I read; The landscape of Downtown Phoenix is changing, and as members of the […]
Extending light rail hours a hot topic
Extending the hours to run light rail has been a hot topic for quite some time. Over the past couple of months, I have met with several business owners, downtown advocates, and a PR firm discussing the pros and cons of the politics and funding of such a campaign. Last week, when I heard about […]
Rail Life Site Changes
Here at Rail Life, we like to continue to make things better for the community. We have a lot of changes planned for the future to make the site easy and better for everyone. And we hope to continue to expand our services as Valley Metro continues to expand its services throughout the valley of […]
Light Rail fun – Come join Rail Life on Mill Ave!
So, what are YOU doing Tuesday night, February 3rd? I have a better idea, you should come hang out with us at Monti’s La Casa Vieja and enjoy some great company along with their happy hour specials. As you probably know, we want people to learn more about "life" along the light rail line. While […]