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Retail Corridor: Taco Bell moves down the street in Mesa

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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006 12:37 am | Updated: 4:25 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A new Taco Bell restaurant at the northeast corner of Country Club Drive and Main Street was a sight for sore eyes for many who live or work in downtown Mesa.

The restaurant will offer some much-needed alternatives on a street that’s come to be known as “sandwich mile” among my co-workers. They are already running for the border.

The store replaced the aging restaurant that was located down the street at 154 N. Country Club Drive.

THE LOWE DOWN

A Lowe’s home improvement store will open in south Scottsdale Jan. 20.

The 117,000-square-foot store will house a garden center and stock about 40,000 products. The company said stores of similar size cost about $18.5 million and provide 175 jobs.

The 60-year-old North Carolina company operates more than 1,300 stores nationwide.

FURNISHED LOFTS

The Old Brick Furniture Store at 37 W. Main St. in Mesa will open nine furnished lofts in early spring for extended stays.

The units, called Lofts at the Drew, will be in the 19,000-square-foot historic Drew Building.

FLYNT’S STORE

Hustler Hollywood, an adult-oriented retail store at 1628 E. Broadway Road in Tempe opened for business last week.

The chain of stores is owned by the magazine magnate Larry Flynt, who’s known mostly for his Hustler magazine.

STILL OPEN

The Sleep America, Cingular wireless, and PCClub.com stores at the northwest corner of Alma School Road and Southern Avenue in Mesa have remained open during construction to the building.

The building is undergoing exterior renovations.

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